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Old 02-20-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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Lewis and Clark Air Rifle

Learn something every day and today was a bit of history that I've completely missed until now.

The Lewis and Clark air rifle.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:09 AM   #2
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Very cool!
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:17 AM   #3
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Very, VERY cool
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The original gun was sold along with all the left over supplies when Lewis and Clark came back to St. Louise. The money was used to offset the cost of the expedition. Bet you didnt know that they also carried a boat frame made from iron strips on that same trip. It was to be assembled with nuts and bolts and covered with ''skins''. According to records, it was never used and the expedition buried it along with other supplies on the east to west crossing because of the weight. According to records it was never recovered and groups are looking for it. They would carry their powder in lead flasks. I believe it was enough powder for about 100 shots with a musket. The flasks were soldered water tight with lead and when they needed the powder the flask would be opened and the powder removed and then the flask was melted down and cast into 100 musket balls. Very efficient.

The expedition is very interesting to read about. We followed the Lewis and Clark trail one year...

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Great information Midniteoil. Seajay. I don't think I would have wanted the job of soldering that lead flask shut though. Thanks for the history lessons guys!
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Learn something every day and today was a bit of history that I've completely missed until now.

The Lewis and Clark air rifle.
Thanks Del...Great video..D
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Thank you for the web site, it was a very interesting video. I wouldn't mind having one of those air rifles now.
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The old adage is true, you learn something new each day as long as you care to listen. Very cool video! Thanks for sharing
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Funny you brought this up , yesterday we spent the afternoon " the Lewis & Clark confluence museum & tower in Hartford , Illinois . Neat place to visit.
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You on your way South? Its 42 degrees here now and supposed to freeze tonight. And the rivers going to flood. Flood stage already in Louisiana MO.
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No ak, I live in Festus. Mo. Our camping club, part of the FCRV was there in Hartford as a volunteer activity
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Very well done presentation, when I was around 8yrs. old I had a Daisy Red Ryder air rifle. I thought Iwas the cats meow.
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