from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A firearm which receives its charge through the muzzle, as distinguished from one which is loaded at the breech.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gun which is loaded from the muzzle: opposed to breech-loader.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle


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  • Simple, A bow is a bow, A muzzle-loader, is a muzzle-loader and a modern weapon is a modern weapon.

    On The Crossbow Trend

  • In the state of Miss. you can use a single shot, "modern firearm" as long as it was made before 1900 during muzzle-loader season. (ie. 45-70, etc.)

    On The Crossbow Trend

  • I'd want to get it with a muzzle-loader, and 170-210 class would be nice, but I'd say heck ya for a Boone and Crockett deer!

    What's Your Dream Buck Look Like?

  • Fish, scout, shed hunt, bargin hunt (clearance sales), research new areas and tactics, shoot rifle/bow/muzzle-loader, and last but not least do some hog and coyote hunting.

    What do you guys do during the off season to feed your outdoor enthusiasm?

  • He was muzzle-loader hunting with our step-father and shot a nice 7pt., when the deer ran off it stayed where he could see it.

    What is one of the most funniest moments you ever had when you pulled the trigger?

  • Crossbows are fine to use in Ohio, also you can use in-line muzzle-loaders with scopes in Ohio during the muzzle-loader season our gun season.

    Good hunting in Ohio

  • The gun, an old - fashioned, heavy-weighted muzzle-loader, lay near him.


  • Cork could see no rhyme or reason to what had been placed there: a bow made of hard maple with a deer-hide quiver full of arrow shafts whose featherings had long ago turned to dust; a colorfully beaded bandolier bag; a rag doll; a muzzle-loader with a rotted stock and beside it a powder horn, still in good condition; a woven blanket; a coil of rope.

    Vermilion Drift

  • I held a 45 magnum muzzle-loader; that should tell you what time of year it was.

    The Best Day of All?

  • I decided not to ask how a muzzle-loader used to signal ocean racing for the idle rich had made it into the hills of Carolina.

    The Death of James A. Garfield « A Fly in Amber


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