Did You Even Know About This Rifle?

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    Did You Even Know About This Rifle?

    Sent to me, I thought I'd share...impressive!

    O.K. how many of you very knowledgeable folks out there even knew that a rifle like this even existed, especially back then? Seriously, I would like to know, because I sure didn't. A must watch.
    This is an interesting bit of information. Would like to get one now, but I believe it would cost too much.



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    I remember seeing a good show?/video? about it before. It was touted as a large factor in the success of the expedition.
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    Yes, I had heard about it before. IIRC they said it was good for up to deer sized game.
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    yup.............that's the Air Rifle they took with them.

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    I remember a show about it also totally amazed the natives.
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    Yup, air rifles aren't new. Been around for a long time

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    I like it, thanks for sharing I did not see that before.

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    First I had heard of that one... Impressive technology for that time period. Very cool!
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    Very Impressive
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    old news (sic) but good to see it being passed around.

    it impressed the heck out of the indians than and many still today don't
    give airpower its due
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    Believe it or not, the Lewis and Clark journals mention killing several grizzly bears, as well as numerous deer and other game, as well as Indians, with air rifles.
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    I did not know of this magical air rifle. Thanks for sharing, now I'll go and "one up" my gun buddies

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    I did know about it because of a documentary show I saw a few years ago.

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    Yes I had heard about it before.

    It is amazing what technology was available back then. Thinking about what they had to work with, some of todays gadgets look pretty lame in comparision.

    Thanks for the link and video though, was very interesting.
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    I had read accounts of the L&C expedition and of course the use of the air rifle.

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