A collection of links to a variety of manufacturers, suppliers, and information.

If you know of other good sites, or to report a dead link e-mail me at l_m_Peterson@yahoo.com

 

 Facebook:  The Lansing Muzzleloading Gun Club

The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association exists to promote, support, nurture, andpreserve NMLRA's and our nation's rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzleloading throughrecreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gunmaking and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs.

As an association founded upon our heritage of early American firearms, we declare our support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

We are dedicated to:

The understanding of, and the ability in, marksmanship with early American muzzleloading firearms.

Match promotion for the purpose of advancing fine accuracy with these arms and the establishment of standard practices for competition.

The recognition and support for the continuing and growing interest in the added challenge of hunting with a muzzleloading firearm.

Greater safety with all firearms, especially with muzzleloading rifles, pistols, and shotguns.

The collecting, preservation, and recreation of antique firearms and related accoutrements, and the recognition of the value of living history re-enactments.

 

National Rifle Association -  NRA offers America’s preeminent shooting, training, education and public service programs that foster the safe, responsible ownershop and use of firearms.

Michigan Gun Shows   - Listing of Sport Shows  Promotions Gun Shows Your Rights

Firearms Manuals -  Site with Large collection of firearm manuals

 

Michigan State Muzzle Loading Rifle Association -   

National Wild Turkey Federation-  The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

 

Muzzleloading Talk Boards:

 

The Traditional Muzzleloading Forum -  Muzzleloading Discussions, Historical Documents, Reenactors, Rendezvous, Mountain Men, French and Indian War, Civil War Reenactors

 Traditional Muzzleloading Association - The TMA is dedicated to preserving the rich and fascinating heritage of the traditional muzzleloading firearms of early America.

 

 Hunting Information Systems--Hunters Talk Forum

 

The Michigan Sportsman Forums

 

 

Muzzleloader Information

The Kalamazoo Living History Show  -  was created in 1976 to bring history alive and entertain as well as expose the general public to some of the most fascinating times in our history. Each year the focus of the show changes allowing various historical re-enactment groups, organizations and individuals the opportunity to host the show and share their knowledge and enthusiasm of history with all of us.

 

Antique Reloading Tool Collector's Association -  Site for those with interest in collecting and study antique shooting related tools such as bullet molds, ball molds, loading and reloading tools.

 

History of the Kentucky Longrifle - The "Kentucky" rifle was first developed in Pennsylvania by Germanic settlers who had emigrated from their homeland.

Smugglers Notch Primitive Biathlon -Winter biathlon event using muzzleloaders and wood-framed snowshoes the last weekend of January in beautiful Northern Vermont.

 

Tal's Muzzleloading Site  -  Shooting muzzleloading firearms is an exciting way to experience a piece of history first hand.

Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain - The MLAGB was formed in 1952

and is the Governing Body for muzzle loading within the UK.

Its objectives are to encourage an interest in muzzle loading firearms;

to promote, regulate and safeguard their use;

and to preserve their freedom of collection.

 

 Bob's Black Powder Notebook -Bob Spencer’s Web site with misc. information from 35 years of black powder shooting.

 

Muzzleloader Stock Finishing, Refinishing and Building  - A how-to site on refinishing and building rifle stocks and glass and pillar bedding.

A Glossary of American Mountain Men Terms, Words & Expressions

 

Ol' Buffalo Muzzleloader Guide  _- Safety, terminology, equipment and accessories, step-by-step muzzleloader shooting guide, accuarcy tips..

AmericanLongrifles.com - This site is dedicated to the study and building of the American longrifle.

 

Mountain Men and the Fur Trade - Home page of the AMERICAN MOUNTAIN MEN

 

Malachite's Big Hole - This Web Page is dedicated to the arts, skills and lore of the Mountain Man and is intended to be a resource for all aspects of life in the mountains and the men who lived there, The focus is on the Golden Age of the American Mountain Man from 1804 to 1840, however, it includes information from the earliest 1600’s to the 1870’s.

 

 

Printable Targets

 

Paper Shooting Targets  -

 

Computer-Printable Targets

 

Targets from Bear tooth Bullets

 

Targets at tnoutdoorsmen

 

Targets at Munitions.com

 

Fort Liberty Links to free targets

 

Publications

 

                       Black Powder Revolver - The Online Magazine and Resource for Black Powder Revolvers

 Muzzleloader.com - Muzzleloader.com provides quick access to muzzleloader products and information.

 

Backwoodsman Magazine - Dedicated to the preservation of Old Frontier Living.

 

MUZZLELOADER Magazine  - is the best traditional muzzleloading magazine available. No inlines, no scopes and no break-open breeches. Each issue is jam-packed with articles on hunting, shooting, gunsmithing, do-it-yourself projects, living history, American history, book and product reviews, and much more! A one-year subscription is $24.00 and two years is $42.00 for U.S. delivery. International subscribers add $16.00 per year.

 

Firearm Manufacturers

And Gun Makers

 

 Inclusion on this list DOES NOT constitute an endorsement by the LMLGC.  List provided for your information only. 

 

 

Davide Pedersoli & Co. - Davide Pedersoli & C., for over fifty years, has been producing guns that faithfully duplicate models of the old American tradition

Al Edge, Gunmaker -  Al Edge is a master gunsmith, offering beautiful, 100% accurate, working recreations of early American rifles, using the finest components available.

Armisport - Replica Rifles & Muskets -Armisport is an Italian manufacturer of replica U.S. black powder muskets and rifles. You can learn about their products here.

 

Pecatonica Long Rifle Supply- Manufacturers of high quality 98% pre-inletted black powder rifle and pistol stocks and kit's. extensive line of longrifle, plains rifle stocks in 5 grades of Maple, Walnut, and other woods available.

 

Jim Chambers Flintlocks, Ltd - For over forty years, Jim Chambers has designed and produced some of the world's finest rifles.

Eipers Fork Flintlocks - Custom made black powder flintlock rifles and pistols built by Greg Murry.

American Longrifles    -  American Longrifles is dedicated to the study and building of historically correct American longrifles otherwise known as Kentucky rifle Reproductions of early American Henry, Winchester and Sharp rifles by Uberti

Ballard Rifle Company (USA) -  A master gunmaker who specializes in 18 Century Pennsylvania Long Rifles. These are works of art comparable to any guns of the same genre on the market

Bill Shipman Riflemaker   -  Reproduction Single Shot Rifles made to the original Ballard Patent

Black Hart Long Arms   -  Custom gunmaker; produce 10 to 12 handmade long guns. Each one is a copy of an existing historic piece of the 1740 - 1840 period.

BlackpowderArms.com   -  Purveyors of reproduction muskets, rifles, pistols -- flintlock and percussion

Cimarron Firearms
 -  Makers of some very nice reproduction firearms from the black powder era - Fredericksburg, Texas

Clark Industries/York County Gun Works  -  Custom flintlock rifles, pistols and shotguns, as well as locks by J. Clark

Cliff Fuller Antique Firearms and Accessories - Antique firearms dealer, specializing in muzzle loading sporting firearms, reloading tools, and accessories.

Clover Machine Ltd. - Custom blackpowder cannons built to your specs.

Contemporary Longrifle Association - Collectors, makers, and students dedicated to the making of contemporary longrifles, accoutrements and related items made within the twentieth century.

Conneticut Valley Arms  -  The best in muzzleloading rifles, pistols, revolvers and accessories in the world. Our commitment is in manufacturing the best quality and the most accurate muzzleloading products at an affordable price.

CPA Rifles     -  Headquarters for Schuetzen & BP Rifles and accessories

Black Powder Firing Cannons!

 

Flintlock Guns - How Stuff Works: - Many pictures and videos help describe the flintlock mechanism and the guns that used it.

 

Dixie Gun Works    -  Dixie Gun Works was started in 1948, and in 1954 was the first company in America to introduce mass production muzzleloading replica firearms.

Dixon Muzzleloading Shop -  Dixon Muzzleloading Shop in Kempton, PA publisher of "The Art of Building the Pennsylvania Longrifle" by Chuck Dixon

Donelson Custom Muzzleloaders - Designer and builder of custom black powder rifles, smoothbores, pistols, hand-forged knives, hawks, and tools needed by buckskinners, reenactors, shooting enthusiasts, and collectors.

The Hawken Shop-  In the early 1800's Jake and Sam Hawken formed a family partnership as gun-makers in St. Louis and began producing their "Hawken Rifle". In 1990 Greg Roberts and Claudette Greene purchased "The Hawken Shop" to preserve this valued part of Americana. The classic "Hawken" has returned

Eric Kettenburg, Gunsmith -  Hand made longrifles, muskets, and fine fowlers of the American Colonial Period - New Albany, Pennsylvania

Killdeer  -  Authentic, functioning replicas of "Killdeer", the rifle used in the movie - The Last of the Mohicanss. Firearm features and ordering information is available.

Lazzeroni Arms Company  -  Fine hunting rifles and cartridges for unsurpassed accuracy

Leipers Fork Flintlocks - Custom made black powder flintlock rifles and pistols built by Greg Murry.

Loyalist Arms and Repairs-  Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA

Mainmast Conservation - Specializes in cannon repair and conservation, historic artillery and historic metalwork, barrel repairs, replica carriages, metal forgings, replica inert and blank firing cannons for sale or hire.

Lyman Products
 -  Makers of a fine line of muzzleloading firearms. - Middletown, Connecticut

Museum and Collector Specialties - Repairing, restoring, and re-creating historic field guns, their carriages, and support vehicles. Business maintains an ongoing research interest inLoomis' Battery, lst Michigan Light Artillery (Battery A).

 

Muzzleloaders Builders Supply
 -  A complete line of patchboxes, sideplates, toeplates and all other parts

Navy Arms Replicas - Pennsylvania & Kentucky Firearms: The sweeping, graceful lines of this style of rifle make it one of the most recognizable arms in American history.

North Star West Home Page - Suppliers of historically correct reproductions of smooth-bore muzzleloading flintlock trade guns.

Northern Rifleman - The "Northern Rifleman" can service all of your shooting and rendezvous needs; carrying a complete line of fowlers, shotguns, trade guns, military muskets, pistols, and rifles as well as many other firearms and kits. A licensed firearms dealer.

October Country
 -  Manufacture of the Great American Sporting Rifle. Large bore rifle .62 caliber to .85 caliber

RestorationFirearms.com - Hand crafted black powder rifles made the traditional way, including custom handmade Hawken rifles and Thompson/Center Hawken conversions.

Ronald Scott  
 -  Handcrafted, flintlock firearm reproductions and restoration, including Jaegers, American longrifles and other styles

Shiloh Sharps Rifles
 -  Manufacturer of reproduction Sharps 1874 black powder cartridge rifles. Includes available models, a trophy room, user forum, online store, and contact information.

Sitting Fox Muzzleloaders  -  Sitting fox Custom Muzzleloaders is proud to be a part of this rich tradition. Incorporated in 1996 by Ray Franks, Sitting fox Custom Muzzleloaders has grown to be one of the largest suppliers of Muzzle loading parts in Michigan. Located in the “thumb”of the state in the heart of the rich history of the fur trade and lumber camps we stand ready to help you with any of your custom muzzle loading needs. For you first time builders we have included a “Helpful Hints” page

Jedediah Starr Muzzleloading  
 -  Muzzleloading and Blackpowder Cartridge Firearms, Kits, Components, Ammunition and Accessories for the Builder, Hunter, Shooter, Re-enactor and Collector.

Tennessee Valley Manufacturing (TVM) The Gentleman Hunter  -  Muzzleloading Rifles and Supplies, Custom Carving, Engraving, Scrimshaw & Handmade Pouches

Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading Inc.-  Here, at Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading, we take pride in traditional handcrafted muzzleloader rifles and smoothbores

 Track of the Wolf
 -  Replica Antique Arms & Primitive Americana Elk River, MN

Traditions Performance Firearms - Suppliers of shotguns, muzzleloading rifles and accessories

Uberti
 -  Makers of simply beautiful engraved firearms, blackpowder pistols, lever action rifles and classic western revolvers

Ultimate Firearms - Makers of the BP Xpress Muzzleloader; a custom Built .50 cal or .45 cal in-line muzzleloader.

 

Varide Cicognani
 -  Italian competition rifles and shooting accessories online catalog - Both English and Italian versions

Vintage Arms Custom Flintlocks - Gunsmith with over 27 years experience, producing custom flintlock guns.

White Rifles  
 -  White rifle's resident genius has been in muzzleloading for over 50 years, as an inventor, entrepreneur, designer, writer, and gunsmith

Wild West Guns -  Designers and Purveyors of the CoPilot Rifle.

Knives, Hawks & Forgework

 

 

IRONPOST KNIVES -  Knives and Tomahawks

 

Swamp Fox Knives -  Tomahawks that Made History. Tomahawks that make History.

 

Wise Custom Knives -  In 1994, I started making more traditional and period knives. Most of the knives I make now are from the 17 and 1800's. I still make modern knives, when requested, but prefer to make knives similar to the ones that were used between 1700 and 1840.

 

 

Ragweed Forge - This is the home of Ragnar's Ragweed Forge. Here you'll find information about knives, both historical and modern, blacksmithing, Vikings, Buckskinners, living history, and the SCA. There's an on-line catalog of knives, ironwork, Viking and Celtic jewelry, and other historical items.

 

Switz Forge Home Page -  Hand-forged custom iron from the blacksmith shop

 

Muzzleloader Accessories

 

 

The Gun Works - The Gun Works Muzzleloading Emporium, Inc.

 

Old Guns - American Black Powder Guns -Everything to know about black powder guns including - links, images, history, forums and how tos.

Antique Shooting Tool Collector's Association- For those with interest in collecting and study antique shooting related tools such as bullet molds, ball moulds, loading and reloading tools.

Cash Musket Cappers
- Makers of the Famous Cash Rifle Cappers, Pistol Cappers, The New Musket Capper, Reproduction Boxes, Gun Hangers & Building Supplies, Funnels and other Muzzleloading accessories.

Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Company
- High quality, accurate, reliable barrels for black powder, muzzleloading rifles and pistols in many calibers and sizes.

L&R Lock Company
- Descriptions, pricing and ordering information for L&R flintlock and percussion locks and lock parts.

 Old Swamp Hunter Co.
- All natural gun care products for muzzleloaders; suitable for use with black powder and smokeless  powder systems.  Advice given on getting started in the sport of   muzzleloading.

Pecatonica Long Rifle Supply
- Manufacturers of 98% pre-inletted black powder rifle and pistol stocks and kit's; Has an extensive line of longrifle, plains rifle stocks in 5 grades of Maple, Walnut, and other woods available.

Precision Custom Muzzle Loader Bullets
- Custom bullets designed for muzzleloaders.

Ramrod
- Muzzle loading, black powder ramrods

Scrimshaw by Gary Fiedler
- Quality scrimshaw on powderhorns and mammoth ivory. Custom work available and welcomed any time.

Black Powder SPG
- Black powder reloading and shooting supplies. Home of "The Black Powder Cartridge News" magazine and archives.

  Ghost Forge & Rubenesque Fashions -  Welcome to Ghost Forge, creators of historical re-enactment clothing costumes for men and women of the 18th century.

Backwoods Tin & Copper, LLC -The Backwoods Tin Shop has been producing fine, hand made items from tin, copper and stainless steel since 1994.

ML Knives and Accoutrements - The finest Custom forged Handcrafted knives for the Hunter,Fisherman, Re-enactment of early America, General Outdoorsperson, woodsman all around kitchen use,Buckskinner, Cowboy, Mountain man.. and all good folk!

 

Log Cabin Shop - "Serving the Black Powder Community for Over 60 Years"

 

Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. - We are a mail order company that supplies 18th and 19th century reproductions for living history.

Turkey Foot Trading Company and Forge, LLC Catalog - We are purveyors of 18th and 19th Century merchandise.

Circle Fly Wads - Offering The Most Comprehensive Selectio Of Card & Fiber Wads Available

Dixie Gun Works - Black Powder Guns Antique Gun Parts and Shooting Supplies

Ken Scott's Hunting Pouches - Paul Jones, writing in  MUZZLELOADER magazine called Ken,  "...... the best known pouch maker in America today."

Panther Primitives - the world's largest manufacturer of historical tentage.

Rightnour Manufacturing Co - Blackpowder Supplies

TDC Cash Manufacturing - Cash Black Powder cappers and supplies

The Leatherman Traditional Leather Products -  Tradition Leather Products

Gun Powder

 

Powder Inc.
- An on-line source for GOEX, Olde Eynsford, Skirmish, Swiss, Schuetzen and KIK black powder.

 

Maine Powder House - The Maine Powder House is your #1 source to Buy Black Powder. We have an ample supply of Schuetzen, GOEX and Swiss Black Powder.

 

Jacks Powder Keg - Master Distributor & Proud supplier of Goex Black Powder

Track of the Wolf, Inc.  -  Muzzle Loading &  Black Powder Breech Loading Guns,Gun Kits,       Parts, Books, Rendezvous & Re-Enactment Gear & Primitive  American Accessories.