Traditions Firearms Shipping New Break-Action Crackshot Rifles

Traditions Firearms, known for their black powder muzzle-loaders, is shipping their new Crackshoot rifles. The new rifles are aimed to compete with H&R’s Handi-Rifles and are break-action single-shot rifles. The first of the series will be offered in rimfire calibers .22 LR and .17 HMR.

The simple action features a 16.5″ barrel, making it legal in all jurisdictions. Its lightweight, at just over 4 lbs and includes dual safeties; hammer-block and a manual trigger-block.

Pricing is set at $219 for the standard model and $264 for a 4×32 scoped model. It will be available in a variety of camouflage pattern including (unfortunately, IMHO), Muddy Girl. 

Full Press Release Below:

Traditions™ Firearms Shipping New Crackshot Rifles

Old Saybrook, CT – Traditions™ Performance Firearms is shipping the NEW Crackshot rifles. These single shot rifles, available in .22 or 17HMR will be on store shelves this fall. With renewed inventory, please call your choice Distributor or contact Traditions directly to place an order.

The Crackshot rifle has a 16.5″ barrel and weighs just over 4 pounds. It is lightweight and easy to carry. It is great for plinking and small game hunting! The easy take down feature makes for quick disassembly and easy transport. With a Dual Safety System, which includes a hammer block safety and manual trigger block safety, the Crackshot is one of the safest guns on the market. The youth version makes this rifle great for children and small framed shooters.

The Crackshot comes with a one-piece base so you can mount your favorite optic. This rifle is available in a variety of camo patterns and finishes.

Known for their accurate, innovative and dependable firearms, Traditions™ has been providing quality firearms for the past 30 years. Traditions™ offers blackpowder rifles and pistols, cartridge rifles and revolvers, blank pistols, build-it-yourself rifle and pistol kits, and cannons as well as a full line of accessories and optics. For more information on Traditions™ Performance Firearms, please visit their website at, Facebook or Twitter or call 860-388-4656.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Griz

    Say what you will about muddy girl and other pink “cute” camo, if it encourages a female shooter, a little girl, or even a feminine male to pick up the firearms hobby then I’m all for individual choice to make the firearm ugly.
    I will keep these as an option for people looking for a new rifle, I can’t send any customers to big green and its sister companies *cough H&R cough* due to poor QC.

  • iksnilol

    It reminds me of the Bergara single shots.

  • Beaumont

    I’d like to see a longer barrel option offered.

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      Why? There’s no sights, so sight radius isn’t an issue. And 22 reaches max velocity around a something like 12″ barrel. It’s not going to be any more accurate or precise if it’s longer than 16″. The only thing a longer barrel gets you is a more “traditional” look.

      • Tassiebush

        It does make for a bit less noise. My 16″ .22lr is noticeably louder than my 22″ barreled .22lr.

      • Dean Seaman

        A longer barrel balances the gun better. There’s not much of a stock, mechanism, or anything elese in front of the receiver, so the feel is much like holding the receiver up to your shoulder with no barrel attached at all. Even though the scope is a step in the right direction, on its own, it is not enough for most people. A longer barrel also allows higher performance figures. I suspect a high quality 22″ barrel would go a long way to making this thing a real tack driver….and yeah Traditions, let’s at least include an option for open, adjustable sights on this thing. At least tapped and drilled for a Williams Peep.

  • AndyT

    Maybe a decent option for my sons first rifle if it comes in at $30 below MSRP. A stepping stone up to a Marlin model 60

  • MR

    Any centerfire calibers on the way? I’d like to pick up a 22hornet sub-$300. Not real worried about any particular camo pattern, but my safe probably has enough black in it I’d rather avoid another plain black synthetic stock.

  • Steve

    Any word on a threaded barrel option?

  • Ben

    No iron sights on a single shot .22???

  • Southpaw89

    I’m interested, but lets see some centerfire calibers, my one complaint about many of the current single shots is how much they weigh for what they are. I know it will up the recoil, but I can handle that if it means a very affordable, compact, lightweight rifle. Or in other words, a perfect truck gun.

  • Dean Seaman

    Nice idea, but needs a longer barrel. Balances the gun better…Also, how about an optional open sight and maybe a shotgun version, too….since H&R folded and Baikal isn’t allowed in the country anymore, the only other choice is Rossi. Some variety would be nice for fans of the break action single.

  • AC11

    Note to Traditional Firearms,……for whatever reason H&R discontinued the single-shot pardner shotguns. The market is yours for the taking!!!

    • Dean Seaman

      Remington killed the H&R Single. The company soldiers on marketing their imported pump shotgun.
      I figure, eventually, that will either be absorbed into the Remington line-up or eliminated altogether.

  • Cymond

    I think it’s smart to target the same market at the H&R Handy Rifle. However, I think they should also offer a pistol version to compete with the Thompson Contender/Encore. They could also equip a long barrel and stock under ATF 2011-4.

  • Cs Rich