This is a brief history of an air rifle used by Lewis and Clark on their expedition and AMAZED the Indians!!! Very interesting.
It takes 1500 strokes to pump this rifle to full pressure, after which it could shoot more than 40 .46 cal. round balls, each of which can blast a clean hole through a 1 inch pine board at 100 yards accurately.
This is a VERY interesting gun ! How many of you HuntingNuts out there even knew that a rifle like this ever existed?, especially way back then? I did know of them. They were more powerful than early black powder rifles plus they were quieter and didn't give of smoke. The were the choice of snipers and I had read they were used up to and even in the Civil War. Now I know more.
I hope you enjoy this like I did. This video is with sound and great on full screen.