Poison Round Balls

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    JimCunn

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    Dixie's got a lot of good stuff. I drool every time I go up there.

    I'm originally from Rondo, Arkansas.
    I get up to Butler, MO two days a year (Robert's home town), for the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Heinlein Library Foundation that Ginny established to support the Butler library.
     
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    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/The-Puckle-or-Defense-Gun/
    I had to find it....
     
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    Bubonic plague or carbuncle ... :thumb:
     
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    I know this one and what was in the thinkig of the century: " This early automatic weapon was rather bizarrely designed to fire ""round bullets at Christians and square bullets at the Muslim Turks ""....

    The square bullets were largely more dangerous and injuring.....

    I always liked Puckle's cannon....... :D

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    Dont femember where I read it, but the same thing. The French during the F& I war would put their musket ball in a pail of urine.
     
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    The French, the balls in a bucket of urine are you sure? It's not possible: that is not clean ............ but during a war you have to say like the French soldiers: "At the war do as at the war" ...... :D
     
  7. Jan 19, 2020 at 2:58 PM #47

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    there were all manner of concoctions known to primitive peoples even poison dart frogs. As I recall there was some root that when smashed in water caused a reaction to kill fish for harvest. It was well known that giving infected blankets to Indians spread small pox. The powdered dried buffalo/snake venom, just seems like an awful lot to go through for what seems like a very slight probability of effect. In addition, I don't believe the patch from around the ball was as dangerous as shooting someone through their clothing and driving a piece of their dirty cloth into their flesh.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2020 at 5:20 PM #48

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    Yep, Lonchocarpus probably, but it doesn't kill the fish it only stuns them. I would not want to eat fish harvested this way as the toxin responsible for stunning the fish is also associated with Parkinson's disease.

    There are also others, one such plant grows in my back yard.
     
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