"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
"If the number of Islamic terror attacks continues at the current rate, candlelight vigils will soon be the number-one cause of global warming. "
an air gun!? I had no idea. Amazing!
The Navy employed air-cannons (a.k.a The Dynamite Gun) during the Spanish American War. Accuracy wasn't so hot though.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vesuvius_%281888%29
I want to know how we could recreate these things.
Quackenbush still makes the best air rifles.
If I remember correctly they used bone for the seals. Apparently a lot of handwork was involved in getting them leak proof. Very, very,very, expensive. It was reported though that Napoleon hated the air gunners so much he wanted them killed on capture.
Do they have any that are 800psi, .46 with a 22 round capacity that will fire 40 rounds before the psi drops off noticeably? Enough to go through a 1" pine board at 100yds? Wait... What? Awesome! wait? WHAT! Screw you Anon. Gettin a guys hopes up.
American Rifleman had an article on this particular gun, last year? Carried By the Lewis and Clark expedition and identified by the repairs made and recorded in their journals. Discovered in the Benjamin Collection it was donated to the National Firearms Museum. It was a facinating story.TDB
The Potomac River.Bobby Ahr.
In the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Empty House" Colonel Sebastian Moran uses an air rifle to murder his victim. In the BBC TV Series "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" there's a great scene in which Colonel Moran attempts to use the same empty room in which Holmes has staked him out to attempt to murder Holmes whom he thinks is across the street. A beautiful old air rifle plays a significant part in the scene and you get some nice closeups of Moran priming and attempting to use it.
Stunning!! I would never have known.--Jack
Not a repeater, but you can drop a bison with a quackenbush.
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