Contents

Creedmoor

General articles covering the history of the Creedmoor rifle range.
  • Chronology - Key dates and events charting the rise and demise of Creedmoor Rifle Range
  • Creedmoor, History of the Range - An early article on the occasion of the first annual Prize Meeting of the National Rifle Association [1873]
  • Creedmoor and the International Matches - This article looks briefly at the origins of the National Rifle Association in America and the establishment of Creedmoor Rifle Range. It continues with an overview of the international long range rifle matches.

International Military Rifle Matches

Shooting competitions between the Rifle Volunteers of Great Britain and the National Guard of America were  agreed for 1882 and 1883.

Rifles & Ammunition

The muzzle loading and breech loading rifles and their ammunition. Reference should also be made to Rifles & Marksmanship for more information on this subject.
  • Creedmoor Rifles, 1873 - American manufacturers responded to the need for a long range target rifle.
  • The Creedmoor Rifle, 1876 - Contemporary information on the basic form and ammunition for the American long range rifle.
  • The Science of Long Range Shooting - Edwin Perry shares in his Modern Observations on Rifle Shooting (1880), some of the major changes / advancements at Creedmoor, in particular regarding bullet alloys.

Amateur Rifle Club

The Amateur Rifle Club of New York city was established in 1873. It was this club that accepted the Irish challenge to riflemen of America that led to the series of international long range rifle matches.