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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 06:47 PM
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11.  The Torie Militia were armed with the standard musket
75cal.smoothbore firing a 70cal rb propelled with 80gr of 2fg (musket grade) black powder. The commander of the British forces was Maj. Patrick Ferguson, inventor of the breech loading Ferguson Rifle. Unfortunate for him these rifles were pulled from service by Generals who disliked/distrusted them.

Had he lived, and his rifle been officially adopted for general issue, the War of 1812 may well have turned out differently.

Livin in Texas
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  -Parente: Digging gun rights out of a State House Dumpster beevul  Oct-29-09 10:33 PM   #0 
  - Unfortunately, the farmer's long rifle was a poor military weapon.  GreenStormCloud   Oct-30-09 09:44 AM   #1 
  - Actually yes and no  oneshooter   Oct-30-09 12:56 PM   #3 
  - Tell that to Simo Hayha n/t  OttavaKarhu   Nov-02-09 03:56 PM   #4 
     - Could you elaborate, please?  GreenStormCloud   Nov-02-09 03:59 PM   #5 
        - He was a Finnish sniper during the Winter War.  oneshooter   Nov-02-09 07:16 PM   #6 
           - Quite a bit different from a 1770s Long Rifle.  GreenStormCloud   Nov-02-09 09:52 PM   #7 
              - The"snipers" of the 17-1800 were a part of the line of battle  oneshooter   Nov-03-09 09:40 AM   #9 
                 - Long Rifles were extremely effective in the ensconsed defender role.  GreenStormCloud   Nov-03-09 10:37 AM   #10 
                    - The Torie Militia were armed with the standard musket  oneshooter   Nov-03-09 06:47 PM   #11 
  - Fantastic story. Thanks. (n/t)  spin   Oct-30-09 10:09 AM   #2 
  - That was a great post...THANKS!! NT  virginia mountainman   Nov-02-09 11:46 PM   #8 
  - WOW. Great story!  derby378   Nov-04-09 09:09 AM   #12 

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