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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 07:47 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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