Talk:Muzzle-loading rifle

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Merging Rifled muzzle loader and Muzzle-loading rifle[edit]

These two articles were on the same subject, although I have now mentioned smaller muzzle loaded rifles, so perhaps they aren't really the same any more. However, the same information is still present in both articles so some sort of merge or split needs to be done. Incorporate Rifled muzzle loader within Muzzle-loading rifle, or move out artillery to Rifled muzzle loader? I would prefer merging as RML seems to have meant a modified smoothbore gun, at least in Britain. Jll 14:11, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

One is a naval weapon {Rifled muzzle loader} and the other is an infantry personal weapon. I am not convinced that the two will merge, or should.--Anthony.bradbury 23:51, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

In fortification circles, the abbreviation RML is used extensively, almost never MLR. The article cited is specific to 64 pounder guns becoming 8" RMLs, the larger guns were nearly all designed from scratch. With the existence of a separate Muzzleloading article which addresses the technology from the small arms perspective, I'd support merging the articles, but under the RML name. Jrbray 13:39, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

I personally am very in favour of merging these two, after all very similar aticles. I believe it would benefit the two articles highly and provide an easier reference point for any researchers.

I thnk the artillery parts should be merged under the RML heading. G. Gaskill, 23 Apr 2008