The Sydney Colonial Muzzle Loading Club is a Sydney shooters club positioned north west of Sydney near Sackville, NSW “SCMLC” began in the 1960's as a black powder club to show off our history of Australia in the colonial days, with the black powder firearms and costumes of the day. The club was formed to support, promote, and foster an interest in muzzle loading shooting, and in particular clay pigeon, target shooting and single (western) action shoots.

The club now encompasses all periods from early Japanese matchlocks through to the flintlock periods of the Napoleonic Wars and the early American Mountain Man, to the caplock periods of the American Civil War, and onto the black powder cartridge period of the American Cowboy. 

The club's aims are now to support, promote, and foster an interest in muzzle loading and black powder shooting in all its forms and applications, including hunting, collection and restoration and preservation of antique firearms and arms of historical interest, and to promote an interest in dress, customs and style of the Australian colonial period.

The Sydney Colonial Muzzle Loading Club has evolved to incorporate modern nitro style firearms.  Our club has organized different Sundays of the month to shoot each type of discipline incorporating both Black Powder and Nitro Firearms these include:

  • Pistol events
  • Shotgun Events
  • Single action (western action) events
  • Musket rifle events
  • Modern (hunting rifle events)

Participants are from all age groups from junior shooters to the 80year young retirees.

September 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
August 26, 2019 August 27, 2019 August 28, 2019 August 29, 2019 August 30, 2019 August 31, 2019 September 1, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Western Action

September 2, 2019 September 3, 2019

Category: General7:00 pm: Committee Meeting

September 4, 2019 September 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 7, 2019 September 8, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Shotgun

September 9, 2019 September 10, 2019 September 11, 2019 September 12, 2019 September 13, 2019 September 14, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Training Day

September 15, 2019
September 16, 2019 September 17, 2019 September 18, 2019 September 19, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21, 2019 September 22, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Pistol Events

September 23, 2019 September 24, 2019 September 25, 2019 September 26, 2019 September 27, 2019 September 28, 2019 September 29, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Sporting Rifle & Buffalo Rifle

September 30, 2019 October 1, 2019

Category: General7:00 pm: Committee Meeting

October 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 5, 2019 October 6, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Western Action

Pistol is shot on every 4th Sunday of the month. Events range from single-shot flintlock muzzle loading 'Queen Anne' style of pistol, to the single-shot precussion cap muzzle loading 'Dueling Pistol' style, to muzzle loading six-guns of the Colt and Remington period, and finally black powder cartridge pistols of the cowboy period. Events are shot at 25 yards and 50 yards at paper targets untimed. A once a year special 'Dragoon Pistol' event is shot over 25 meters, 50 meters, and 100 meters, with full loads. How they managed to stay on their horses after firing a fully charged (60 grains of black powder) Colt Walker is amazing! Just try standing on firm ground firing one.

New additional events include Nitro Firearms of both revolver and semiautomatic actions ranging from 0.22 caliber to 0.45 caliber. Finally every 3rd month Pistol Shooting Events host a 0.22 caliber rifle shoot to assist shooters to comply with their 4 mandatory shoot attendances.



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