The Pedersoli Black Widow
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We know Pedersoli make the best reproduction Western firearms the world over, but did you know they also make practical modern guns, their latest offering being the Black Widow. Using a tried and tested action, built to Pedersoli’s usual exacting standards, the Black Widow is fresh to the market and a unique product in the UK. The Pedersoli Black Widow is a simple, hammer fired .22 rifle, suitable for small game hunting or target shooting. It’s a single shot, hammer fired gun with a 19 inch sighted barrel. There is a top rail for fitting a scope or red dot sight, and a three slot picatinny rai ..read more
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Henry Krank & Co Opening Hours Update
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From the 11th October 2021, Henry Krank’s Store and Telephone hours will be changing. Our new opening hours will be: Monday: 9am - 5pm Tuesday: 9am - 5pm Wednesday: 9am - 5pm Thursday: 9am - 5pm Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Henry Krank have made the decision to close on Saturday’s, with our new opening hours effective as of the 11th October 2021. Due to the increased popularity of our website, we have seen less demand over the years for Henry Krank to be open on a Saturday. Not to worry though, you can still browse our range of products and services on our website no matt ..read more
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The Swedish M96 Target Rifle - An Unsung Hero
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2y ago
The Swedish Mauser Rifle is one of the best kept secrets of Service Rifle shooting. Despite not seeing as much active service as its decidedly more famous German counterparts, the Swedish Mauser M96 Service Rifle is nevertheless an exceptional target rifle, capable of accuracy surpassing that of the M98 Mausers. Chambered for 6.5x55 Swedish, one of the oldest and arguably one of the best full bore rifle rounds still around today, it is partially this round that makes the Swedish Mauser such an exceptional rifle. Flat shooting over a long distance, the 6.5x55 Swedish round excels at both target ..read more
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Handloading Black Powder Cartridges
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2y ago
Loading black powder cartridges is easier than you might think, read on to find out how. Gone are the days when you could easily buy black powder paper cartridges, and it’s a shame as black powder shotguns are cheap and excellent fun to shoot. Fortunately, handloading black powder shotgun cartridges is straightforward and easy, and doesn’t require a great deal of equipment or know how. There’s also something so satisfying about using traditional roll crimped black powder paper cartridges in old guns. Unlike shooting muzzle loaders, shooting black powder cartridges isn't really any more difficu ..read more
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Parker Hale Black Powder Replicas: Tips On Care, Loading & Cleaning
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2y ago
Parker-Hale rifles, whether .577 Military models or .451 Volunteer and Whitworth, have consistently won World Championships, European, National Regional and CIub Championships and set world record scores. They have the potential to win any competition if they are used correctly. The following lips come from top international shooters who have many years of experience. They and Parker-Hale rifles have made a winning combination. Before loading your rifle, clean the bore with a cleaning rod fitted with a jag, of the appropriate calibre and a flannelette patch. Snap a few percussion caps to clea ..read more
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The Italian Job: Uberti 1873 Underlever Rifle
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2y ago
Mark Underwood takes a look at the Italian made 1873 underlever reproductions made by Uberti. Article kindly supplied by Rifle Shooter Magazine. The range of Uberti Rifles are available to view online from Henry Krank. Click here to view. To view the full article in PDF, click here Related blogs: How To Load Your Muzzle Loading Gun Wads And Patches Explained This is a complete reproduction of the Rifle Shooter Magazine Article. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors; Rifle Shooter, and do not reflect those of Henry Krank & Co. Ltd and are reproduced her ..read more
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How To Load Your Muzzle Loading Gun
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2y ago
Muzzle loading may seem arcane and complicated to shooters familiar with breech loading the guns and the simplicity of just loading a cartridge, but there isn’t really that much to it. When you load a muzzle loading gun, you’re creating the cartridge inside the gun, rather than inserting a pre-made one as with breech loaders. Powder, shot and ignition must each be loaded separately, along with any wads, patches or otherwise you may need to use. It takes some equipment, but you won’t need anything we don’t sell, and it’s simple enough to do. Read on to find out how to load your muzzle loader ..read more
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The Balkan Flintlock Pistol
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2y ago
The Balkans is an area with a rich and bloody history, and the weapons a person carried were a visual display of their wealth and ability in a constantly conflicted region. Manufactured for local use or trade, traditional Balkan or Kubur pistols are almost unique in the European firearms canon, sharing similarities with the contemporary Scottish Steel pistols. Balkan pistols come from, as the name implies, the Balkan region of South Eastern Europe, encompassing modern day Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia, but also common to areas of Greece, and were popular from the mid 18th t ..read more
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.36 or .44 Muzzle Loading Revolvers, Things To Consider
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2y ago
There's so many different models of black powder muzzle loading revolver to pick from, you're already spoiled for choice without even considering which calibre to choose. Possibly one of the most frequently asked questions relating to black powder revolvers is whether .36 or .44 calibre is better, so here we'll try to dispel some of the misconceptions or untruths surrounding them. Does .36 or .44 calibre shoots better? Neither. It doesn't make a difference, if you've got a good load worked up, either calibre can be made to shoot to the same standard. If I'm going to split hairs, for competiti ..read more
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Wads & Patches Explained - Which Wad Do I Need For My Muzzle Loading Gun
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2y ago
Picking the right load is a combination of multiple components, and your choice of wadding will have an impact on the consistency of your shot. With so many wads and patches available, how do you know you're getting the right one? Let's first start with a definition of wads and patches, then what gun or type of shooting each is suited to. Wads A wad is material intended to take up space in the shot column, or to separate the powder & shot. Wads have many advantages, such as providing cushioning to the shot after the initial detonation, softening and clearing fouling, and providing a tight ..read more
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