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Primitive equipment includes the muzzleloader firearm, the bow and arrow, and the crossbow. Today, this equipment is sought both as collector’s items and used for sporting purposes.

Muzzleloader is the term given to early firearms because they are loaded from the muzzle or open end. Shown here are the parts of one type of muzzleloader—a muzzleloading flintlock rifle.

Muzzleloading rifle with parts labeled
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