Colonial to 1899

The early muzzle-loaders in the Victorian Volunteer Forces

There was a proliferation of various types of rifles used by both the Volunteer Forces from 1860.  We can eliminate a few of these from this review, namely the short-barrelled percussion muzzle-loading carbines due to their lack of accuracy beyond 300 yards, as in those early days, all short range competition was carried out either […]

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