Musketman, got one of these?

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    No, but I bet it could tell a few stories, if'n it could talk...

    I wonder if it was one of the guns that killed, (by some estimates) 379 dead and wounded 1200 protesters in Jallianwala Bagh, it was there...
     
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    blckhrn

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    I honestly don't know a thing about it. Have a CF one hanging on the wall and muzzle loaded it once at a BP match but was shocked to see such a time machine.
     
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    Like I say, firearms are hands-on history...

    My .69 caliber musket is 166 years old now, (1838) the stories it tells is something else, it went to the Rockies for the last few years of the fur trade, from there it tagged along on the Origon Trail and spent some time at Harpers Ferry, got converted to percussion there...

    It did a tour in the Civil War and helped in the Indian Wars (on the Indian's side) and finally spent it's later years hanging around walls and such...

    Now days, it don't get out much, its enjoying it's retirement...
     

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