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Traditional Muzzleloaders What are the differences between traditional muzzleloaders and today’s? Many newcomers to the muzzleloading world are unsure of how original muzzleloaders compare to today’s. When people think of a muzzleloader, the first image that comes to mind may be of an old western film scene, starring a cowboy or sheriff who takes a…

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A hand-crafted muzzleloader that surpasses all others in accuracy,
smooth operation, and deadly down-range stopping power.


Knight muzzleloaders are the finest and most accurate black powder rifles ever made. Each rifle embodies the beauty of American manufacturing with many features like beautiful laminate stocks that give a look and feel of perfection. In addition, accuracy is guaranteed when you consider Knight uses only the finest handcrafted Green Mountain barrels. This combination of beauty and accuracy is only available with Knight. From the smallest screw to the stock and barrel, everything is 100% American made.

The Knight Ultra-Lite® Muzzleloader

Weighing only six pounds, the Knight Ultra-Lite is one of the lightest muzzleloaders on the market today. this Muzzleloader embodies the beauty of American manufacturing with features like ornate machined bolts and carbon core ramrods. This rifle has the feel of perfection with power and superior accuracy. Now available with our new LiFe Nitride Finish.


The Knight Mountaineer® Muzzleloader

Deadly stopping power and pinpoint accuracy. The Knight Mountaineer also looks amazing hanging over the mantle. Power, Style, Safety, and Accuracy. Many promise they can deliver while the Mountaineer actually does. Available in LiFe Nitride Finish.


The Knight 500®

The Knight 500 Muzzleloader is one serious long range black powder rifle. Often used as a competition rifle. At 500 yard MOA you can be assured your shot will hit the intended target at impressive distances.

The Knight 500

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Knight Rifles, American Muzzleloaders IconKnight Rifles, American Muzzleloaders

213 Dennis Street, Athens

4.9 7 reviews

  • Avatar Jon Maes ★★★★★ in the last week
    Knight is an awesome brand! More importantly muzzleloaders are made 100% in the US! I have used knight muzzleloaders since I was 12 years old and hope to continue on the tradition with … More my son now with his new Littlehorn muzzleloader! When looking for a muzzleloaders I would always recommend a knight!
  • Avatar Aaron McPike ★★★★ 2 years ago
  • Avatar Jeremy W. Dailey ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very hight quality American Made muzzleloaders. Knight Rifles has been in business for over 30 years, making the industry's bust in-line black powder muzzleloader. I can't … More recommend them enough to anyone looking for a great, high quality rifle that can perform in both hunting and competitive shooting, and they do it better than the rest!
  • Avatar James Winder ★★★★★ in the last week
    These guys are great! The entire crew is a class act and the rifles are second to none.

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We Are More than just muzzleloaders 

From cleaning supplies, bullets, sabots, loading tools, conversion kits. To scopes, rifle cases, and slings, targets, binoculars, and apparel. We have just about anything you'd need for your Knight Rifle. Be sure to check out the shop and see all of the different accessories we offer.

Full Plastic Jackets


From more than 80 processors statewide that participate in Hunters for the Hungry, Deer Processor Roger Sircy of Sircy’s Deer Processing in Cookeville was drawn to receive a new muzzleloader donated by Knight Rifles.


Tony Knight working on a custom rifle in his workshop back in 1985.

It began in the shop of a gunsmith known for miles around as a master craftsman inventor, and a huntsman who had stalked the fields for decades. His name was Tony Knight. In his workshop in Putnam County Missouri, he listened to the stories of hunters using their muzzleloaders. Tony studied the history of the front-end loader. He studied the problems and strengths of the most primitive flintlocks to more modern muzzleloaders.

These guns had changed little in over a century. This sparked him to go to work creating a truly modern muzzleloader. As a result, Knight Rifles was born. Within a few years, what began as a vision led to the finest and most versatile black powder rifle ever forged. A truly safe and hand-crafted, muzzleloader that surpassed all others in accuracy. None were as smooth to operate or had such deadly down-range stopping power. A barrel and firing system capable of delivering any form of ammunition to its target with deadly accuracy.

This still holds true today as Knight Rifles continues to be the best in every aspect. We are rich in history and performance. We create the future of muzzleloading based on a solid foundation laid by those who have come before us.

In the years to come, you can expect only the best from Knight Muzzleloaders.

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Muzzleloaders Field and Stream


“Tony Knight is another country gunsmith who changed the way things are done. In 1985, he built muzzleloaders with the nipple at the rear of the barrel, directly behind the powder charge instead of alongside. This made ignition far more reliable and began the Great Blackpowder Revolution, which has resulted in muzzleloaders that are practically as accurate, reliable, and fast to load as cartridge-firing arms. All this drives traditionalists mad. But ordinary hunters love it.” – Field & Stream


When muzzleloader manufacturers around the world square off in a shooting competition, Knight Rifles always wins.  Knight is the only company to have won the prestigious National Muzzleloading Rifle Associations “Manufacturers Accuracy Competition” 6 years in a row. Further proof the Knight muzzleloaders are the most accurate in-line muzzleloaders ever made – putting it simply, We Can’t Be Beat. At Knight Rifles we are proud of our rich heritage and influence we’ve had in the development of the modern-day in-line black powder rifle.  Our rifles not only have a place in history but have found a home in the hands of men, women, and youth around the country. All of our black powder rifles are 100% American Made and 100% waterproof when combined with our patented 209 Full Plastic Jacket system. No Other Manufacturer Can Make This Claim, Knight Muzzleloaders Are The Best, Period!