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Old 01-26-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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Louis and Clark air gun

Here the story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pqFyKh-rUI#t=22
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
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Neat video. I wonder when NCG will be testing it in her basement?
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for that link. tx. I knew they had air rifles, but never snapped to the intimidation factor.
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Very interesting, thanks.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:40 PM   #5
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I watched that video some time ago. Really leading edge technology for the time.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:45 PM   #6
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As I understand it, the biggest problem they had with that gun on the expedition was finding a dive shop so they could refill their scuba tanks.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:54 PM   #7
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Hey it only takes 1,500 pumps to pump it up. I bet if all the 10/22's took that much effort to shoot 40 rounds the ammo shortage would be over.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:25 AM   #8
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Good grief, 1500 pumps! I'll pitch in 50 pumps, but that's it. A girl has her limits.
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Hey it only takes 1,500 pumps to pump it up. I bet if all the 10/22's took that much effort to shoot 40 rounds the ammo shortage would be over.
The modern pumps can do it in 1,499 pumps and remember that was before porn
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I wonder what their slogan was? Bump all week and shoot on Sunday?
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I wonder what their slogan was? Bump all week and shoot on Sunday?
That's a lot of foreplay.


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Old 01-27-2015, 10:20 AM   #12
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Actually it takes 1,500 pumps from zero pressure and that is good for 40 rounds. But after 40 rounds you are not at zero pressure so reloads would be less pumps. I was trying to find out the exact number it would take but couldn't find it.
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Actually, if you figure 25 pumps a minute that comes to about an hour of pumping for 40 shots and you can do it all ahead of time. I think if you look at the work involved in shooting forty shots from the flintlock rifles of the time I think it would be much longer than an hour, especially if you consider cleaning time to to remove fouling so you could continue loading without skipping the patch. I don't shoot muzzle loaders so I would welcome correction by those who do. I think if you include time to reload the ammo that would not be bad even my modern centerfire standards unless you are using a progressive press that is already set up and adjusted. How long would it take you to hand load forty cartridges in the field, even simple cases like .38 Specials? Then add time to load the guns while firing 40 shots. The air gun held twenty balls and could be loaded with twenty more in a few seconds so pumping up the tank would be the only real time and it could be done before the fighting. I wonder if a bolt action from a hundred years later could fire forty aimed shots as fast, either making the ammo in the field and pumping up the air tank or starting with the ammo loaded and the tank filled?
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Did you see this one where the guy shoots 20 rounds at 100 yards. This was not pumped all the way up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juOQ9Ij3G1c
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Did you see this one where the guy shoots 20 rounds at 100 yards. This was not pumped all the way up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juOQ9Ij3G1c
You could hear and then see the delay of the shots.
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I'm just getting interested in air guns now.
Obviously they have been around a long time.

One powerful enough to take game with is what I am interested in.
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