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Garde de Paris04 Sep 2019 6:09 a.m. PST


An interesting article.

The elite company of the Austrian Cuirassiers in 7YW carried a kind of grenade launcher carbine?

Also, an air rifle invented for the Austrians by an Italian that might have been semi-automatic? Failed because of leaking gaskets?


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2019 6:22 a.m. PST

Very interesting article. Thanks for posting.

PraetorianHistorian04 Sep 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

The Lewis and Clark Expedition actually took that semi-automatic air rifle on their expedition to hunt small game. It worked well enough for them.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2019 3:21 a.m. PST

L&C used their air rifle to over-awe the Indians. They would fire off a series of shots and say: "Look, we never have to reload".

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