I've had a very interesting week both up and down

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    Willie14228
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    So my week started with a ride to the hospital in an ambulance due to my BP shooting up to 208 over 117 Not good, Two Days later I was introduced to a gentleman who knows one of the guys who helped design and build the reproduction Garandoni that is at the Lewis N Clark display in PA he has promised to make introductions soon…. My mouth is watering….. 

    Today I got one of these  

    When their buyers came over to pick up a steelhead dragbike that we sold them they have also promised to be one the lookout for some old pellet guns I have been looking for. 

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    Raden1942
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    That's sweet about the louis and clark gun dude. When people smirk at me when i tell them about my airguns that can kill deer and inevitably they tell me how inhumane hunting deer with an airgun is, I always refer them to that airgun. One question that I have about that gun is why in the world did they choose an airgun? did they have porters that carried the pump? How big was the pump? How was it worth it in a size wieght carry prospective? I have a muzzleloader which is a lyman great plains rifle in 50 cal and can tell you id rather carry the powder. However maybe they took it because there was absolutely no way to resupply? I am asking not giving an opinion. Btw I have just got baptized a couple of months ago im not religious and have no specific church but i believe in the power of prayer through jesus christ and i will be praying for your health issues. I hope you feel better brother -john

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    HeyU
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    Hi Will, sry to hear about the BP issue. It's been a major issue in my family tree. That's nuthin to take lightly,hope you have it under control now. The Garondoni rifle pricked my interests.Thomas Jefferson provided the rifle for the expedition. I'd heard that the natives were very interested with this rifle.

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    Raden1942

    That's sweet about the louis and clark gun dude. When people smirk at me when i tell them about my airguns that can kill deer and inevitably they tell me how inhumane hunting deer with an airgun is, I always refer them to that airgun. One question that I have about that gun is why in the world did they choose an airgun? did they have porters that carried the pump? How big was the pump? How was it worth it in a size wieght carry prospective? I have a muzzleloader which is a lyman great plains rifle in 50 cal and can tell you id rather carry the powder. However maybe they took it because there was absolutely no way to resupply? I am asking not giving an opinion. Btw I have just got baptized a couple of months ago im not religious and have no specific church but i believe in the power of prayer through jesus christ and i will be praying for your health issues. I hope you feel better brother -john

    The pump is the size of a bicycle pump just like the one we use today,

    Lewis was a scientist at heart and soul and personal friend of the president, I am sure there was a lot of reasons why the Garandoni found its way into his kit, 

    Personal request to test the gun for possible use in the military

    The fact it doesn't use powder and therefore will act as a backup if they run out of powder

    It was much quieter than a muzzle loader ànd didn't produce smoke when fired I believe part of the intention was to use it as a means to bring animals down for study without wasting precious powder nor give way location with the loud report of a gun an smell of powder

    To scare the living pee-pee out of the natives ,,, again this airgun did something very very very few people in the civilized world ever saw little own the Indian culture he knew that it would be considered powerful magic and used it for all it's worth for just that purpose

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    Funshine
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    Willie14228, I hope you have the BP under control man. I know because I am on meds for the same with heart health issues etc. I recommend this book to you, its the best thing since slice bread. Funny, I used to watch those guys on "American Pickers"

    regards,

    Funshine

    Available on Amazon

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    cosmic
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    Good luck and listen to the doc… Best reason to use air is the the pump weights less than powder and when traveling by canoe sooner or later  you WILL go in…

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    likkitysplyt
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    I know the feeling Willie, been in and out of the hospital all week, specialists, sonogram, needles everywhere, blood tests, enzyme tests, eye tests, feet swelling, diabetes, hepatitis c, heart problems … but my blood pressure is GREAT! It's all good except my car, it broke down too! Life does get interesting! Stay chilly!

    John

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    Willie14228
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    cosmic

    Good luck and listen to the doc… Best reason to use air is the the pump weights less than powder and when traveling by canoe sooner or later  you WILL go in…

    Good point, his journal actually states that they cached supplies and powder partly I am sure for that purpose.

    Still I cannot see the president passing up a chance to field test such a weapon.

    What many people who has never shot a muzzle loader is the amount of time and exposure to return fire it requires to reload, At that time a solder almost had to at minimum kneel if not stand to reload. Further at that time the most advanced powder gun was a Flint Lock, Percussion cap wasn't invented till 1800 

    A repeating rifle able to be reloaded and recharged with the extra pressure tank and able to shoot even 10 rounds without stopping worrying about wet Flint everyone thinks wet powder is bad, but wet Flint is the biggest misfire issue.

    Studies showed that in most battles of that age a solder only shot his gun 3 to four times and even less before advance was ordered 

    Think what kind of advancement and edge such a weapon would have made 

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    Take care of yourself Willie!  

     

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