BiographyThe Riflemen Index covers countries listed below, and includes brief information about those featured. Where more extensive biographic detail is available, follow the linked names; alternatively browse via the biography label.
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RiflemenThe men who pioneered the sport of target rifle shooting from the muzzle loading and into the black powder breech loading era.
- On Riflemen - Observations via a US magazine on the nature of American and British riflemen 
- The Long Range Riflemen’s Reunion, 1901 - Many of the long range rifle veterans in the USA gathered together for a reunion in December 1901
Sir H. Halford (1828-1897)
The painting to the right is oil on canvas, by John Collier in 1896.
- Men of The Hour: Sir Henry Halford - A short biographic article published in the USA in 1882
- An Illustrated Interview with Sir Henry Halford - Published in The Strand magazine, London, in 1893
- Death of Sir Henry Halford - Obituary from The Times, London, 5 January 1897
- Death of Sir Henry Halford - Obituary from the Morning Post, London, 5 January 1897
- Sir Henry St. John Halford - Biography of Sir Henry St John Halford from the Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement
W.E. Metford (1824-1899)
William Metford worked closely with the Bristol gunmaker George Gibbs, the manufacturer of the Gibbs-Metford muzzle loading match rifle and the later Farquarson-Metford breech loading rifle.
The photograph to the right is from 1878.
- The 2000 yard Competitions - In 1865 the NRA instigated the first of two competitions held at the extreme range of 2000 yards. The rifle designed by William Metford and manufactured by George Gibbs was the only successful one.
- Metford & Bullet Alloys - W.E. Metford's correspondence with Sir H. Halford provide a fascinating insight into the experimentation conducted by these gentlemen in the pursuit of accuracy.
- Obituary: William Ellis Metford - (Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 140, 1900, UK)
- Memoir of William Ellis Metford - This Memoir was privately printed in May, 1900. It was written by H. Brunel, C.E. and Major the Hon. T.F. Fremantle
- Bibliography - Documents within the Research Press archive