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Lewis & Clark's .46 cal air rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rufus, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Found this interesting, you might too.

    [video=youtube;-pqFyKh-rUI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pqFyKh-rUI[/video]
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, very interesting.

    Keith
     
  3. skywag

    skywag On the Columbia River Active Member

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    Guy doesn't know his geography very well. The headwaters of the Potomac in the "Cascades?"

    Otherwise, fascinating.
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I just read that they had three of these air cartridges for the rifle.

    I guess this could be considered the original Air-(not so)Soft.

    Keith
     
  5. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    In Napoleon's time he outlawed all air guns and decreed that anyone found with one was to be executed immediately.

    8 former US Presidents have been NRA Members
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  6. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Hey Deen, what was Napoleon's reason to outlaw them? Are you more familiar with his motivations?
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Very cool! I'd hate to be the guy who had to pump it up with the 1500 strokes though!
     
  8. MuddyWatters

    MuddyWatters West Seattle Member

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    Very cool. I had no idea that air guns have been around so long.