|To:||Geoffrey Dabb <>|
|Subject:||Re: FW: FW: [canberrabirds] Postscript|
|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Fri, 13 May 2016 03:47:47 +0000|
I will confess I had never heard of the Kentucky Long Rifle until Geoffrey's post. I had checked the barrel length of the US Sharps rifle, but at a maximum of 48" that would IMHO be well shy of the one shown. However a wikipedia article (which is on the internet so must be true) reckons the Kentucky version could attain 70" and thus be well within the size of the depicted example.
It was a muzzle loader but the wiki still gives a rate of fire of 2+ shots per minute, which would require fairly nimble fingers. They also give the effective range of the guns as 100 yards (typical) or 200 yards with an experienced user so I think that the bird in the picture was quite safe.
On 13 May 2016 at 09:10, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:
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