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    The perfect case for

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither
    inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the
    assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to
    prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence
    than an armed man.”
    - Thomas Jefferson.

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    I had never heard of this rifle before.

    Thank you for posting this.
    Proud owner of a PT145 since 2008.
    And a PT145SS since 1/2013.

    "Let's Roll" - Todd Beamer, Flight 93, 9/11/2001.

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    There was a post about that air rifle here once before, but it is awesome technology for the period.....
    "Guns are a lot like parachutes ~ If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again".

    The problems we face today are there because the people
    who work for a living are out numbered by the people that vote for a living

    "No man who refuses to bear arms can give sound reason why he should be allowed to live in a free country" Teddy Roosevelt

    Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

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    Thanks for a great post and link. It hits close for me, literally, I live 3 miles from the island mentioned (Brunot) and the gunmaker that did some restoration work on that piece built a .62 cal. Smooth bore French Fusil for me 10 years ago. That's how I found out the story almost word for word. He had other types of 19th century air rifles in his shop for restoration, one that had a heavy copper ball reservoir that had the original pump that went with it. It's shocking how many were actually in use and how lethal and accurate they were. We never learned about that stuff in our American History classes! I'd love to try one, even a period correct reproduction. In fact, when I mentioned that to the gunsmith, he said that he or no one he knows would even attempt it for fear it would blow up. He said that cast iron buttstock air chamber was thick and the cast iron was superior to anything he could find now.

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    Thanks for sharing.
    Always remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your targets
    Reduce them to shreds
    Reuse shoot them more than once
    Recycle whatever is left over

    Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. Stupid is the refusal to do anything about it.

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    nice history lesson
    avatar is VA-34 Blue Blasters squadron insignia one of the many I wore from 1977-1998

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    22 shots in less than 30secs?! Assault Rifle! Call the Libs!!

    Seriously, I have only heard this rifle mentioned in passing before, but never looked into it. Very interesting!
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    are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. ~ Samuel Adams



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