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HISTORIC MINIATURE RIFLE LEAGUES INFORMATION


N.B. Subsequent to the completion of the 2006-07 Leagues and issuance of prizes during the Summer '07,
a new team, not associated with this website, took over the administration of the competitions.
Please note however that this Miniature Calibre Rifle Research Site remains in the original hands.

Updated January 2020

The 2018-19 Winter Leagues prizes have been despatched, and results to date can be found at the link below

NOW AVAILABLE IS THE PDF WITH THE 2019-2020 WINTER COMPETITIONS'

ENTRY FORM AND INFORMATION SHEETS

This year's Winter Leagues entry form will be available in the Autumn from the DOWNLOAD PAGE

The Summer Leagues information is available here

CLICK HERE for Winter competitions' RESULTS PAGE INCLUDING ARCHIVED PREVIOUS YEARS

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GOOD SHOOTING THROUGHOUT THE SEASON Please read our notes on FIREARMS SAFETY


FIREARM SAFETY

Let this well known and common-sense saying be your guide and you will not go far wrong

NEVER EVER LET YOUR GUN,
POINTED BE AT ANYONE
NEVER point your firearm at anybody, EVEN if you are SURE it is unloaded
ALWAYS treat ANY firearm as if it is loaded.

THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES WITH THE NUT BEHIND THE BOLT !

PLEASE READ A STILL RELEVANT TALE OF CAUTION

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Taken from "Punch, or the London Charivari" October 4th. 1873

SPIRITS AND FOOLS

WHAT more than has been already said a thousand times over can be said of the "shocking affair" which, in substance, has happened times out of number related, as below, by a contemporary, under the heading of "Fatal Foolishness ? " Six navvies were assembled at a house in Bettws Garmon, a hamlet near Carnarvon. Their day's work was over, "and they commenced to play games with each other". Two played at soldiers:-

"One of them, a member of the Carnarvonshire Militia, named CHARLES WILLIAMS, a native of Carnarvon, took up an old gun and began to go through the drill with a companion, who was also a militiaman. WILLIAMS was ignorant of the fact that the gun was loaded. He cocked it, brought it up to his shoulder presented it at his comrade's head, took steady aim, and fired. His comrade fell down a corpse, the ball having passed through his head. WILLIAMS voluntarily came on to Carnarvon and delivered himself up to police."

It may be thought that the foolishness of this kind of act, which fools keep repeating, as the moth and the daddylonglegs repeat that of flying into the candle, cannot possibly be further set forth than it has repeatedly been. Perhaps that is so; but there is a folly in connection with it which, those who are likely to commit, or may be able to prevent at least, have not had so frequently pointed out to them. That is the folly of leaving a gun about loaded, which is conditional to the foolish act of letting it off. A gun could hardly be fired, in foolishness, at a companion by one fool, if it had not been left about loaded by another fool.
The fool who leaves about a loaded gun, and the fool who pulls its trigger, or the trigger of any gun, whether loaded or not, whilst the gun covers anybody whom he does not mean to shoot, are nearly as great fools, one as the other. But the latter of those fools is something worse than a fool; for covering anyone with a gun and drawing the trigger even knowing it to be unloaded, is shooting that person in idea, and that idea is a vicious and criminal one in itself, and ought, perhaps, in act, to be rendered more punishable than it is.

Vol. LXV.


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