Support for Generations to Come

The 1 of 1000 Endowment of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association was conceived by NMLRA Past President Merrill Deer. His idea was to create a $1,000,000 endowment fund to support the Association. This goal will be accomplished by offering participation in a special part of the NMLRA for a $1,000 contribution to the organization.


With your generosity

We can share your love of history with future generations

1 of 1000 members names will be on a permanent, public display at the NMLRA headquarters. Members are also eligible to shoot in an exclusive 1 of 1000 Match at the NMLRA National Championship Shoot held each September at the Walter Cline Range in Friendship, Indiana.

There will never be more than one thousand participants in the program. Each participant will receive a special certificate, a sterling silver pin recognizing their contribution to our financial security, and a David Wright, limited edition signed and numbered print entitled, “The Spirit of America,” while supplies last.



Benjamin Rush,1786

“It is favourable to liberty. Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, liberty can be neither equal nor universal.”

The National Muzzleloading Rifle Association is a non-profit educational organization with a 501(c)3 tax exemption from the IRS. Donations to the NMLRA such as membership in the 1 of 1000 Endowment are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.