Non-Firing Drill & Training Rifles


Many years ago I became interested in non-firing training rifles when I purchased a Swift Training Rifle at a gun show. No one knew what it was but I assumed that it would be easy to locate information on the gun. I soon found that literally no one knew much about non- firing training rifles. None of the major firearms museums or libraries could help me. I undertook the research and eventually I published a short study on the Swift and Long Branch Training Rifles. Since that time I have continued my research to include all of the known Training and Drill rifles. I offer the following information, not as a complete study but rather as a way of gathering additional material on the subject. It is my hope that other interested collectors will share photos and information on unique specimens. I will gladly add their information to this Web site to make it easier for others to find information on the subject.

Malcolm MacPherson