Shooting Buffalo Rifles of the Old West
by Mike Venturino
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Mike has put his vast knowledge and years of experience in shooting buffalo rifles into this book. From shooting the originals by Remington and Trapdoor Springfield's, as well as the many replicas made today. It also discusses in detail reloading cartridges for many calibers that were popular in these rifles. Sights for these guns are also covered. There is a section on hunting with a lever gun. An important reference book to the lever action fan. Soft bound, 8-1/2 x 11", with 160 black & white photos.Soft bound, 8-1/2 x 11", with 280 pages, black & white photos.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 What Constitutes a Buffalo Rifle?
  • Chapter 3 Understanding Buffalo Rifle Cartridges


  • PART 1: THE RIFLES
  • Chapter 4 Trapdoor Springfield
  • Chapter 5 Sharps
  • Chapter 6 Remingtons
  • Chapter 7 Ballards
  • Chapter 8 Winchester Single Shot
  • Chapter 9 The Rifle Reproductions


  • PART 2: BASIC RELOADING FOR BUFFALO RIFLES
  • Chapter 10 Introduction to Buffalo Cartridge Reloading
  • Chapter 11 Basic Reloading for Buffalo Rifles
  • Chapter 12 A Paper Patch Bullet Demonstration
  • Authors Note
  • Chapter 13 .40-70 Bottleneck (2-1/4")
  • Chapter 14 .40-70 Straight (2-1/2")
  • Chapter 15 .40-90 Bottleneck (2-5/8")
  • Chapter 16 .44-77 (2-1/4")
  • Chapter 17 .44-90 (2-5/8")
  • Chapter 18 .45-70 Government (2-1/10")
  • Chapter 19 .45-90 (2-4/10")
  • Chapter 20 .45-100 (2-6/10")
  • Chapter 21 .45-110 (2-7/8")
  • Chapter 22 .50-70 Government (1-3/4")
  • Chapter 23 .50-90 (2-1/2")


  • PART 3
  • Chapter 24 Modern Competitions for Buffalo Rifles
  • Chapter 25Reloading Match-Grade Ammunition


  • PART 4: MISCELLANEOUS
  • Chapter 26 Sights
  • Chapter 27 "The Buffalo Hunters"
  • Chapter 28 "The Legend of Billy Dixon"
  • Chapter 29 Modern Hunting with Buffalo Rifles
  • Chapter 30 Modern Bison Hunting
  • Chapter 31 The Buffalo Rifle in Combat
  • Chapter 32 Cleaning Chores
  • Chapter 33 Favorites
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix
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