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Flinty eyed.

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A good question.

And the answers vary from “criminal intentions” to “treason”. Or well-meaning stupidity of such magnitude as to preclude a successful election campaign…so very unlikely.

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On the importance of eye protection

The risk to the boy’s vision, above, is pretty obvious. The cock of the gunlock blocks some of the debris from reaching the right eye, but the left eye is unprotected. While blinking offers some protection to the eyeballs, our … Continue reading

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Technical clarification

Both Pennsylvania rifle and AR15 were used for hunting in advance of combative use. AR15 was sold to civilians from 1963, a year before the Army adopted it for special operations. Both were much lower in power than typical hunting or military … Continue reading

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Brown Bess and another surly wench

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Brown Bess, the movie

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Not one of Garibaldi’s boys

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Keeping powder dry

As expected, firing flintlocks in a drizzle isn’t a very productive activity. Many misfires. Last year’s visit to Boston also reminded me that Massachusetts’ gun laws have become significantly more oppressive since 1775. The much-maligned British Crown cared less about … Continue reading

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