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The Black Powder Plainsman

A Beginner's Guide to Muzzle-Loading and Reenactment on the Great Plains

A guide for those curious about antique rifles, the lost art of muzzle-loading, and the history of the Old West from an expert on black powder hunting.

The Black Powder Plainsman provides a wealth of information on muzzle-loading and the history of the Plainsmen. Randy Smith explores the lives and roles of women, Plainsmen relations with the Native Americans, and the current status of the hobby of muzzle-loading, along with many other topics. Chapters include:

  • The Hobby of Muzzle-loading
  • The Days of the Santé Fe trail
  • Black Powder Guns of the Plains
  • Reenactment—How to Begin
  • Portraying Women of the Plains
  • Black Powder Accessories
  • Big Game Hunting
  • Muzzle-loading Shotgun Hunting
  • And much more!

Smith shares advice on how to get involved in historical reenactments and how to preserve the values of the early Plainsmen.

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (August 15, 2012)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781616082864