Monday, October 04, 2021

Frontstuffer Terminology

This is about my speed when it comes to black powder rifles.

While I can nerd out at some length over antique military breechloading rifles, I've never been interested enough in muzzleloading military longarms to collect any. I've long toyed with acquiring a Brown Bess, or at least a decent repro, but more as a wallhanger than anything I'd actually shoot much.

They came in a fairly bewildering variety of lengths and intended uses, and there's a pretty decent 101-level breakdown of the terminology here.