Video: Girandoni Air Rifle used by Lewis & Clark (Assault Rifle?)

Video: Girandoni Air Rifle used by Lewis & Clark (Assault Rifle?)

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    Video: Girandoni Air Rifle used by Lewis & Clark (Assault Rifle?)

    Stumbled upon this interesting video on the rifle carried by Lewis & Clark on the expedition to the Pacific Northwest.

    Seems it was their high-capacity assault rifle which kept them safe against the Indians during their adventure.

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    WOW! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing Bark'n!
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    Bark'n why did you show me this :( Now i gotta have it.

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    I have a book from Eddie Bauer when my wife worked for them in IL telling the story of their trek. The Bicentennial edition by Stephen E. Ambrose.

    The Air Rifle was in it and now that you post this, I remember what an innovation it was. They even showed and demonstrated it to the friendly Natives and they too were facinated with the device.

    The truly amazing thing is that this journey with 19th Century equipment was a success with the loss of only one man, and he died from appendicitis. Wonder if we could do something like this today?
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