The coolest air rifle ever made


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1KPerDay
June 11, 2014, 02:11 PM
http://youtu.be/2dZLeEUE940

Forgotten Weapons is a forum member I believe. Fantastic video.

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Cooldill
June 11, 2014, 02:53 PM
http://youtu.be/2dZLeEUE940

Forgotten Weapons is a forum member I believe. Fantastic video.
Without a doubt, most cool indeed!

I would loooooove to have a repro of this gun! I believe there was a gentleman who made a tight fistful of repops at one time.

The Girandoni was an incredible weapon, and it's capabilities were awesome for the time. It is often cosidered to be the first truly effective repeating rifle ever, long before the 1860 Henry rifle was even though of.

I DIG IT! :D!

Scooter22
June 11, 2014, 04:11 PM
That is cool but did you check out the other vids of the anti tank rifles and cannons? That German Pak75 is really got punch.

boricua
June 11, 2014, 04:25 PM
wondering what would be the cost to reproduce a rifle like that this days...

but then again a few couple hundred years later we have this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrJRSf55zsE

Cooldill
June 11, 2014, 04:25 PM
That is cool but did you check out the other vids of the anti tank rifles and cannons? That German Pak75 is really got punch.
Yeah but this is the airgun forum LOL!

jmorris
June 12, 2014, 12:28 AM
Pretty impressive for the date. Even though lathes date back to 1300 BC what we now use for metal working was in its infancy in the 1700's. Much less precision required to make a muzzle loading firearm than it takes to make all of the valving and pumps good for 800 psi.

jmorris
June 12, 2014, 12:38 AM
wondering what would be the cost to reproduce a rifle like that this days...

but then again a few couple hundred years later we have this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrJRSf55zsE

It would be turning it into a firearm but I bet you could get pretty good results using cartrages for a paslode cordless framing nailer. I can shoot over 1000 3" nails with one fuel can.

Makes me wonder why it hasn't been done before.

CLP
June 15, 2014, 10:15 PM
wondering what would be the cost to reproduce a rifle like that this days...

but then again a few couple hundred years later we have this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrJRSf55zsE
He's got a great since of humor in addition to some unbelievable shooting skills.

Mike Kerr
June 20, 2014, 06:47 PM
Now that is a great post. What an interesting table top review of an air rifle many of us have heard of, because of Lewis and Clark, but now we know what it really was (is) like. Thanks.

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