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44621Re: the little breechloader

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  • Tony Gunter
    Oct 7, 2007
      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > interesting indeed that such a small weapon was so innovative that it
      > drew such attention. And it originally was in the hands of the CSA?
      > Probably British. I assume it didnt use metal cartridges; perhaps
      > "prepared rounds" made for fast fire, however.
      >

      I'm not sure if it was the innovation or the size of the weapon that
      drew notice. Like "what would you use something this small for ...
      hey, I know, let's give it to the cavalry."

      :)
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