Peace Through Superior Firepower: The History of an Iconic Air Rifle
I thought you guys would dig this. The video, put out by the National Firearms Museum, gives a little history into one of the oldest air rifles in history: the Girandoni air rifle and it’s importance in establishing the United States of America.
The Girandoni is a late 18th Century .46 caliber 20 shot repeating air rifle. It was used in the Napoleonic wars and at least one managed to find its way into the hands of the Lewis and Clark.
Although the curator does exaggerate a bit with his geography (United States is not larger than half of North America…I think he forgot about the Canadians ;)) it’s nonetheless a great presentation.
Now if I can just get one with a rail system, thermal scope, and collapsing butt stock I’d be happy…(kidding guys, I’m kidding)
Check it out: (email readers will need to click on the title to be directed back to the blog)
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