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Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Paul Atkins and welcome to Guns and Powder. I am a Gunsmith, and a Fellow of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors. My real personal passion is muzzle loading firearms and breech loaders that fire black powder. I hope you find this site interesting and informative. I intend it to develop slowly and be structured in such a way that it will always be developing and growing as there will always be new items of interest or general information to share with other enthusiasts.

Over many years of using a muzzle loader and firearms in general, I realise that a lot of people are really interested in how these basic muzzle loaders work. I get to give quite a few demonstrations to various groups of people who are interested in how these firearms work and how they developed from the touch hole cannon, to the match lock, flint lock, percussion lock, pin fire and breech loader.

If you are interested in anything on this site that you would like further details on or you think I may be able to advise or assist you with, from starting a collection, legal advice, obtaining the firearms, cost of purchase, restoration, spares, collecting or the actual shooting of these firearms. Please feel free to contact me and I will do my very  best to assist you.

I will at some point have a for sale page. This will consist of consumables, firearms and accessories. In the mean time, I hope you find this project interesting and informative.

My e-mail is guncrafts@btinternet.com