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I need help identifying this. Is it the world's first assault rifle?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by five.five-six, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. dogrunner

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    It's missing the 'shoulder thingy that goes up'!!
     
  2. BCRider

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    The fact that it so readily fell into position when shoulder one handed suggest that it was indeed built for a richer amputee.

    Consider that the pistol grip would make for a far easier time of supporting the gun one hande. In particular since it appears that it was built to balance right on the pistol grip point.

    For patched round ball I'm guessing that the grooving is decently effective at imparting the spin. And grooves of this sort would be MUCH easier to cut than the amount removed by proper rifling.
     
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    First 'night scope?'

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  4. five.five-six

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    If I remember my history correctly, rifling was somewhat of an accident. The grooves initially intended as innovation to allow more shots fired between muzzle cleanings. someone made grooves with a twist and that's when the accuracy advantages of rifling was discovered.

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  5. Loyalist Dave

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    You might want to send the photo of your rifle to the NRA, so that they can use the image next time somebody in Congress goes to whining about the evil, modern, pistol grip on a rifle of some type.

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  6. raa-7

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    Sure, I wouldnt doubt that rifling came about in that way.According to wikipedia,they say that rifling was invented in Augsburg,Germany at the end of the 15th century,and in 1520 this guy named August Kotter,an armourer,improved on it.There's really no way to actually pinpoint when it was discovered but there's alot of good positive proof on it's known discovery.I'll bet long ago that some guy,people like us,that love to shoot,might have figured it out and just didnt get credit for it exclusively.JMHO :D
     
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