172 Years Young! (M1842 Horse Pistol)

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  1. Jan 20, 2020 #21

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    3 questions, 1 did you load on the run? if so was it difficult? 2 what are the cutlass's shown / used left to rite? 3 what arr the long arms that you guys have? left to rite? rely a great picture that you posted.
     
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    every thing in your impression is to the NATS A--.picture would look good on a calendar!
     
  3. Jan 22, 2020 #23

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    As we advanced on the fort I stopped and loaded behind cover, then advanced. I loaded and fired as fast as the sailors with muskets. Not hard.

    L- R: cutlasses m1841 navy cutlass, m1861 and m1861 navy cutlasses. Long arms: .58 cal M1855 Springfield, .69 cal navy plymouth rifle, .577 cal 2 band Enfield.

    Here is a photo of me by a professional photographer after Saturday's battle. FB_IMG_1579617990221.jpg
     
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    Here are a couple more photos of the old horse pistol in action. BTW, I checked the USS Wabash's weapons inventory. They did indeed have Aston pistols. FB_IMG_1579686684675.jpg FB_IMG_1579686736479.jpg
     
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    thank you sir! it was great of you to take the time to respond to my questions! again thank you. your impression as I said earlier, rite to the nat's a-s. kuddo's to you and your mates!! what a variety of gear you guys have. I don't see many reenactor's doing that impression on the reenactor sites?? BEST!
     
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    I love the last photo that caught you at the moment of you firing the horse pistol ! great shot. as you go to events please keep the photos coming. thank you.
     
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    Thanks. Naval living history and reenacting is a very small part of Civil War reenacting. As a retired Navy Chief, I'm right at home with it.
     
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    Pretty cool...thanks for sharing that!
     
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