13180Re: Musket Explosion
- Jan 4, 2002Tut tut Pte Avery: you of all people should know the perils of relying on police press releases for things like spelling or correct
Combine that with a reporter whose sole experience handling a weapon was watching a Clint Eastwood movie and I think it's
entirely possible that the firearm in question could've been anything from a Brown Bess to an 1860s-era breech loader....
> If the weapon was 150 years old and a rifle, isn't it likely it was
> not a flintlock at all but a percussion model? Most journos on
> smaller papers these days are young females who don't know much about
> the nuances of firearms.
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