A Shout Out to Norman of Storm'n Norm'n
Girandoni air rifle as used by Lewis and Clark
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This is the air rifle that Lewis and Clark took on their expedition and AMAZED the Indians!!!!
It takes 1500 strokes to pump this rifle to full pressure, after which it could shoot
more than 400 .46 cal. round balls, each of which can blast a clean hole through a 1 inch
pine board at 100 yards.
This is a VERY interesting gun ! How many of you very gun- knowledgeable folks out there
even knew that a rifle like this ever existed?, especially way back then? I hope you enjoy this,
if you can watch it on full screen.