Short Shots No. 2, “Buying Used Muzzleloading Guns” now available

A selection of modern percussion revolvers from .22 to .44-caliber was available to illustrate a reasonable range of guns.

A selection of modern percussion revolvers from .22 to .44-caliber  illustrates only one category of replica muzzleloading guns covered in the new book.

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Sandersville, GA., Buying Used Muzzleloading Guns is the second of a series of eight E-books by Wm. Hovey Smith in the Muzzleloading Short Shots series to be published in 2013. The 35-page book is now available on as a Kindle title for $4.99.  It is now also available, or soon will be,  by Barnes & Noble as a Nook Book as well as from Apple’s iBookstore, Sony, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eBookPie and eSentral for the same price.

For those who do not have E-readers, a pdf file  with color photos that may be read on any computer and many E-connected devices can be ordered via PayPal from the author’s website for $7.00.

Buying Used Muzzleloading Cover In the book the author systematically covers the different styles of replica muzzleloading guns that have been offered in the last half-century and offers candid comments about their potential uses and values based on his  experiences hunting with them in the U.S., Europe and Africa.

Titles of the 3 Chapters are, Buying used black-powder rifles with tips on how to evaluate guns by examination of their Barrels, Stocks, Sights, Locks, Ramrods, Cosmetics along with Eight handy reasons for buying a used muzzleloading rifle.

Chapter 2, Evaluating used replica revolvers, considers Brass framed “Confederate” revolvers, Stainless steel guns, Ruger “Old Army,” Colt Walker and Dragoons, Colt 1851 44s and 36s., Remington 1858 revolvers, 1873 Black Powder revolver, .31-caliber revolvers, .22-caliber revolvers and others.

Chapter 3, Selecting a used smoothbore gun has sections on Single barreled guns and fowlers, Double barreled shotguns and rifles, and Military muskets. The book concludes with Supplier’s Addresses with e-mail links to the companies.

Each chapter contains a candid discussion of the topics based on his experiences with these guns and he reports on both their advantages and shortcomings along with notes on current prices and pointed recommendations for various uses.

Not only would this book be useful for those thinking about hunting with muzzleloading guns for the first time, it also explores many unusual aspects of muzzloaders that have potential uses such as waterfowl hunting with ex-military muskets, handgun hunting for deer and wild hogs with pistols and small game and turkey hunting with a variety of guns.

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Other books in this series to be published this year will be Book 3, Shooting and Maintaining Your Muzzleloader that is now in progress, Book 4. Hunting with Muzzleloading Shotguns and Smoothbore Muskets, Book 5. Hunting Big and Small Game with Muzzleloading Pistols, Book 6. Hunting with Muzzleloading Revolvers, Book 7. Muzzleloading Guns for Self Defense and Book 8. Building Your Own Muzzleloader. All of these titles will be available from the same E-book outlets.

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