|England||George Gibbs | William Soper | Joseph Whitworth|
|Scotland||Daniel Fraser | Alexander Henry|
|USA||Homer Fisher | Charles Overbaugh|
George Gibbs, Bristol, England
Manufacturer of the muzzle loading Gibbs-Metford rifle and the breech loading Gibbs-Farquharson-Metford rifle. See also: W.E. Metford
- The Gibbs-Metford Rifle - William Metford's muzzle loading match rifle manufactured by George Gibbs was used in 1865 by Sir Henry Halford
- Gibbs & Metford - Gibbs and Metford and the new Lee-Metford magazine rifle 
- Obituary: George Gibbs - Notice of the death of George Gibbs in 1884.
- George Gibbs, Bristol - Trade directory entry from 1893
- George Gibbs - Brief biographic information 
- Gibbs-Farquharson-Metford - The breech loading rifle manufactured by George Gibbs with action designed by John Farquharson and barrel by William Metford.
Manufacturer of a single shot breech loading rifle, renowned for its rapidity of fire.
- The Soper Rifle - Sent for trial at Woolwich, the rifle and was rejected on the ground of "complication of breech arrangement." 
- Breech-loaders V. Muzzle-loaders - Report of comparative firing of the Enfield muzzle loader and the Soper breech loader 
- The Soper Rifle Factory - In Liquidation - News report from 1881 dealing with the sale of the Soper Rifle Factory
Approached in 1854 by Lord Hardinge to investigate 'the mechanical principles applicable in the construction of an efficient weapon,' Whitworth's experiments revolutionised rifle design.
- The Whitworth Rifle: A Brief Introduction - Introductary history of the hexagonally bored Whitworth rifle
- Whitworth Research Project - Bill Curtis and De Witt Bailey have an ongoing research project concerning original Whitworth rifles.
- The Whitworth Rifle - A short article describing the merits of the Whitworth as a military rifle, and urging adoption by the War Department 
- Contemporary leaflets concerning loading and cleaning the Whitworth rifle.
- Rifled Small Arms - J. Whitworth letter appealing against arming troops with short-range rifles 
- Guns and Steel - "It is probable that few are aware of the manner in which I approached the subject of rifling guns, or know that the Whitworth rifle was produced as the result of many months of experimental research in the rifle gallery, five hundred yards long, erected in my grounds at Manchester." 
- Sir Joseph Whitworth, Bart. - A memoir published in 'The National Portrait Gallery' 
- The Mechanical Genius and Works of the late Sir Joseph Whitworth - Tribute to the memory of Joseph Whitworth read at a late meeting of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia 
- Interment of Sir Joseph Whitworth, Bart. - Contemporary report of the interment Sir Joseph Whitworth 
- The Grave of Sir Joseph Whitworth - at St. Helen's, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
- Monument To Sir Joseph Whitworth - Manchester Courier, 3 September 1894
- Whitworth: Bibliography - Documents listed here are part of the Research Press library
- Whitworth Rifles
- Ammunition & Accessories
- Whitworth bullets - A selection of bullets and packaging
Rigby muzzle loading and later breech loading long range match rifles were famously used by Ireland in international shooting competitions against America.
- Rigby: A Brief Introduction - Introduction to Rigby target rifles
- The Rigby Rifle, 1864 - A description of John Rigby's muzzle loading match rifle from 1864
- Rival Rifles - Rigby and Whitworth rifles vie for selection for the Queen's Prize match in 1865
- The Rigby Rifle, 1869 - Contemporary description of the late form of Rigby muzzle loading match rifle 
- Rigby Rifles
D. & J. Fraser manufactured a falling block breech loading rifle for Match and Military Breech Loader competition.
- Daniel Fraser: A Brief History
- The Fraser Rifle - Discussion from 1881 of a new rifle by Messrs. D. & J. Fraser
- Fraser: Bibliography - Documents listed here are part of the Research Press library
Alexander Henry (1818-1894) was an Edinburgh gunmaker of muzzle and breech loading rifles including the Henry Fraser two position rifle. Henry's rifling was famously used on the Martini-Henry rifle, adopted by the British Army.
- The Henry Rifle - A. Henry's "entirely new principle in rifling fire-arms" 
- The Henry Rifle - Description of the Henry muzzle loading rifle 
- Obituary: Alexander Henry - A selection of obituary notices following the death of Alexander Henry on 27 January 1894
- Muzzle Loading Rifles
- Rifle No. 824 - Cased match rifle complete with original accessories
- Percussion Target Rifle
- Percussion Target Rifle with scroll engraved lock
- Henry-Fraser Two Position Rifle - A.Henry & D.Fraser: Improvement in Fire-Arm. United States Patent Office. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 201,524, dated 19 March 1878. (nb. the British Patent was applied for on 21 April 1877 and granted on 6 July 1877, under Patent No. 1559). Muzzle and breech loading versions of this rifle are known.
- Rifle No. 3383 - Henry-Fraser Two Grip Percussion Target Rifle
New York dealer who sold Fisher's Muzzle-Loading Long Range Match Rifle and other American breech loading match rifles. Fisher was a member of both the Amateur and Empire Rifle Clubs of New York and the US Team to Ireland in 1880.
- Homer Fisher: A Brief Introduction - Fisher sold his own brand of long range muzzle loading match rifle and other American breech loading long range rifles.
Charles E. Overbaugh, New York, USA
Charles E. Overbaugh has been reported as at one time Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company's chief travelling salesman and exhibition shooter. He was instrumental in the design of Sharps Model 1877 Long Range Rifle. In 1878 he established his own business, C. E. Overbaugh & Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Guns, Rifles, and Sporting Goods.
- Charles E. Overbaugh - Trade directory notice providing overview of the business 
- American Primer Ignition Long Range Deluxe Rifle - The fascinating rifle is thought to be the work of Charles Overbaugh