Guns The Ashley Update: Experimental French Breach-Loader that Pretends to be a Bolt Action Ashley Hlebinsky April 5, 2018 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. Today Ashley shows off a French breach-loader, but one that opens just like a bolt action. It's believed that only 108 of these unique firearms were ever actually made–which if true, then the Cody Firearms Museum has the last one ever made, because it's marked #108. But perhaps the action isn't the most interesting part–wait until you see the accompanying bayonet. 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:New Grip from Cold Dead HandsWeekly Deals from All Around the IndustryRecognizing Bogus Research & Dissecting the StatsBrethren Armament USA-Built HK Clones 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.