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Offline AmericanPatriot

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The gun that really won the West?
« on: April 01, 2011, 12:29:41 AM »
Girandoni air rifle as used by Lewis and Clark. A National Firearms Museum Treasure Gun.

Girandoni air rifle as used by Lewis and Clark. A National Firearms Museum Treasure Gun

This is neat.
A 40 round air rifle in the early 1800s

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Re: The gun that really won the West?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 12:54:20 AM »

They succeeded because of "the perception of peace through superior firepower".

That sounds familiar.

40, 46 cal. rounds in 40 seconds that can penetrate a 1" pine board at 100 yrds.  Ay caramba!


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Re: The gun that really won the West?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 11:22:43 AM »
An air rifle might not be a bad idea to have if the crap hits the fan:

http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/show.pl?cmd_rifles=show_guns_caliber&Caliber=0.450
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Re: The gun that really won the West?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 12:15:58 PM »
What a fascinating factoid.

I'm unclear as to how the butt-stock becomes pressurized. I don't see a pumping mechanism???
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Re: The gun that really won the West?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 12:39:51 PM »
What a fascinating factoid.

I'm unclear as to how the butt-stock becomes pressurized. I don't see a pumping mechanism???

 Just cause you asked:

Air Rifle Lewis Clark girandoni Part2.mpg
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