Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain
Muzzle Loaders And Muzzle Loading
The Muzzle Loaders Association of
Great Britain 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.
The MLAGB has its own ranges on
the outskirts of Warwick, and also makes extensive use of
the National Rifle Association ranges at Bisley. A network
of local branches provides access to clubs throughout the
country, where training and guidance can be found.
Perhaps the best known MLAGB
meeting is the Schützenfest. Here traditional hand painted
wooden schützen targets supplement more conventional
targets, while a hefty programme covers a variety of arms
from matchlock muskets at 50 metres through to percussion
match rifles at 1000 yards.
National clay championships cater
for a variety of muzzle loading shotgun classes including,
wildfowling guns and flintlocks as well as conventional
single and double barrel events. Additionally, shooting with
muzzle loading pistols has become immensely popular.
Flintlocks, percussion revolvers, duellers and target
pistols are all catered for in a busy calendar of events.
Many members are also - or
primarily - collectors of antique arms and accessories and
the MLAGB is proud of the part it plays in encouraging the
preservation, study and research of our colourful and
historic past. Specialised knowledge is widely available to
newcomers and authoritative articles in our newsletters are
Regular MLAGB arms fairs and
auctions are great fun and provide a chance for a bargain.
For further information visit Muzzle
Loaders Association of Great Britain or
82A High Street, Sawston,
Cambridge CB2 4HJ
telephone - 01223 830665
fax - 01223 839804