SC State Museum hosts conference, show on muzzle-loaded guns

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina State Museum is bringing specialists and gun enthusiasts together for a conference on the antique guns known as muzzleloaders.

Museum spokeswoman AnnaKate Twitty says the weekend conference features a variety of workshops and session on 18th and 19th century guns. It will also have displays of the gun and their accessories by exhibitors and collectors from across the country.

The arms in the show focus on the 18th and early 19th century weapons that were associated with the settling of early America.

The guns are so named because they are loaded with a projectile and propellant into the front end of the gun barrel.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is included in general admission.