People The Ashley Update: A Musket at Thanksgiving Ashley Hlebinsky November 23, 2017 Join the Conversation Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity. This week on The Ashley Update, Ashley's home for Thanksgiving and it's no surprise unique guns are at her parents' house. While her mom is busy making a pie, Ashley shows us a Springfield Musket that was found by a family friend and explains how it was an inspiration to her. When Ashley was 18 she helped put this musket back together. The musket was broken into two pieces when it was found. Springfield Percussion Musket This crack was the cause for the musket to be in pieces. Springfield Percussion Musket Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves? Explore RECOILweb:Vertx Ultimate Hog Hunting Safari GiveawayNew Rail Mounts from CaldwellGoing Hot - Samantha Padilla2018 IDF International Sniper Competition NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.