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Old 27 Jul 05, 00:11
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It is a U.S. M1819 Hall Breechloading Rifle.
Ding,ding,ding...get this man a cigar...what do you mean we don't have any cigars? Oh, well, at least you get to post a question.
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It is indeed a Ferguson Rifle, invented by Patrick Ferguson. It was one of the first breechloading firearms, and a limited number were adopted by the British Army, but none were ever issued to the troops. Ferguson himself met his demise at the Battle of King's Mountain,in 1790. Ironicly he met his death at the hands of a colonist with a rifle.
Mike, you're incorrect that they were not issued to British troops. Approximately 100 were made and Ferguson was allowed to organize a company of riflemen. The problem was the British didn't really know how to best use them. The were present at the Battle of Brandywine, in fact Ferguson himself had a clear shot at George Washington that he declined to take as it was......, "unsporting". The company was eventually disbanded and as you mention Ferguson went on to command tory militia until he was killed at King's Mountain (actually 1780, I suspect you just made a typo).
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Man, you guys are good and sure know your guns.
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I need a little help, to kinda know were to look at. Is this a oriental gun?
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Would it be mounted on a pintle or some other type of leg/bipod/tripod?
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I think this tip of gun would be hold on one sholder, like a bazuka... Am I on the rigth track?
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Yes, it is a 14th century hand gonne (cannon). It was hand held and not mounted on anything. Specifically it is a German variant from which we get the name Arquebus. What is the German name this gonne is known by?
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It has the old German word for "hook" in the name.
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