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Here’s the rest of the photo,
little feller is my double cousins eldest.
The bloke to my right was the late Mac Caillean Mor, the father of the present Duke of Argyll.
 

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Here’s the rest of the photo,
little feller is my double cousins eldest.
The bloke to my right was the late Mac Caillean Mor, the father of the current Duke of Aggyll.
Is it Blair castle who is his home place.? Then I have been thee, and it hosts a great collection of ancient firearms.
 
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Goday major and welcome from Norway. I used to have the same musketon a Parker Hale. did you get the mould for it? Other than start shooting it with a moderate load, it is a fine starter piece. 60 to 70 grain FFg and work on different lubes. Lube is the key to good precision.!
 
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Is it Blair castle who is his home place.? Then I have been thee, and it hosts a great collection of ancient firearms.

Sacrilege !
Goday major and welcome from Norway. I used to have the same musketon a Parker Hale. did you get the mould for it? Other than start shooting it with a moderate load, it is a fine starter piece. 60 to 70 grain FFg and work on different lubes. Lube is the key to good precision.!

Yep had the Mould with it, and let that go with the PH.
 
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The main Campbell castle is Inveraray, it has some fine displays of muzzle loading.guns including a ‘fan’ of Besses.

Its probable that those Brown Besses were the Campbell Militia Firelocks in their time, they stood behind the wall of the Cullwiniac enclosure on the Jacobite right wing at Culloden ; and brought a hail of fire on them during their final fatal charge.
 
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Its probable that those Brown Besses were the Campbell Militia Firelocks in their time, they stood behind the wall of the Cullwiniac enclosure on the Jacobite right wing at Culloden ; and brought a hail of fire on them during their final fatal charge.
I had family on both sides so we won and lost
 
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I had family on both sides so we won and lost

It was a great tragedy in that the Scots on both sides suffered what was to come with the Highland and Lowland Clearances, even after the atrocities wrought upon the Highland people as soon as the battle of Culloden was over. Lets not overlook that even Scots with Hanoverian loyalties were among the worst perpetrators of atrocities.

My own family (directly descended from my paternal line ) were Appin Stewarts who immigrated to Australia in the 1830's, and I count one Alan Breac Stewart in my family line; although my paternal ancestor Alexander Stewart survived Culloden and hid out near Caithness during Cumberlands burning times and applied genocide.

Noteworthy is that the Battle Honour "Culloden" was later struck from every British Regiment which fought there, at least that was an acknowledgment of their shame in the aftermath of atrocities they all were an active part of.
 
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