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"Did you not forget this?"

 

 

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And a Baker rifle that fires without a ball and no noticeable change in the report??

Still, a great series.

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It appears the lass's hammer has been short stroked and lightened. She's able to cock that with just a light pull with her pinkie.

 

And what's with the guy wetting the ball in his mouth?

 

:huh::D

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15 minutes ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

what's with the guy wetting the ball in his mouth?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

 

During the Seminole wars in Florida in the 1830s it was noted in a few journals that the Indians fought very unencumbered. Virtually nekkid with a rifle, powderhorn, and a mouth full of musket balls. Dump powder down the bore, spit a ball in after it,  ram it home, charge the pan, and light one off.

 

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I believe the lass knew what she was doing...how to win a man's heart! :)

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3 hours ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

She's able to cock that with just a light pull with her pinkie.

 

If you watch, it isn't "a light pull."  

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I did watch and to me it looks like she's cocking a MatteI Fanner 50. I can't cock my original 1863 Sharps carbine that easily, which is why it stood out to me. It's a heavy pull and I'd think it would be on a flintlock. Hey, it's Hollywood. :) 

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