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75th Anniversary of the Old Saratoga Muzzle Loading Club 

2024 marks the 75th year of the Old Saratoga Muzzle Loading Club

The club was chartered with the NMLRA in 1949.

 Howard Blodgett, Steve DeMarco, Burdett Sallens, Ray Brooks, and Ken Zeller were some of the founding members.

Organized shoots were held at Howard Blodgett's Gun Shop on his back yard range. In 1958 the club purchased 20 acres of land from Albany Sand and Supply.  Over the years, as more land became avaialble, we now own 103 acres.

The Name of the Range is the Howard Blodgett Range.


We will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Old Saratoga Muzzle Loading Club at the Fall Shoot on August 24th.

Please join us for a Pig Roast style picnic after shooting is complete for the day! 



Our 400' Covered Firing Range

 Location and Club Information

The Old Saratoga Muzzleloading Club  was chartered by the NMLRA in 1949, thus we celebrate 75 years of black powder shooting.

OSMLC is located in historic Saratoga County, New York, 4 miles from the Saratoga National Historic Battlefield.  With the Revolutionary War history breathing all around us, we offer black powder shooting events year-round.  See the Calendar of Events.

We have a 400' covered firing range, a campground with electrical hookups, a clubhouse with indoor bathrooms, a cookshack, and showers.  The shoot schedule for our Spring and Fall Shoots offers 50 matches, including but not limited to, caplock and flintlock rifles and pistols, muskets, black powder cartridge rifles, bench guns, youth matches, ladies matches, and mortar matches.  

OSMLC has also hosted the NY NMLRA Territorial Matches for over 25 years.

See the Driving Directions for how to get to The Old Saratoga Muzzle Loading Club



Preamble to the OSMLC Constitution:

We associate ourselves together for the following purposes:  The promotion of interest in the use of black powder firearms; the sport of shooting black powder matches as practiced by the pioneers; the promotion of good fellowship, gun safety, and the opportunity for all interested persons to become a part thereof; and provide an opportunity for a youth development program in our sport.