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The most important gun in the history of the United States

- by - January 27, 2013 - 20:14 America/New_York - 7 Comments

Lewis and Clark’s secret weapon – a late 18th Century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle by Girandoni , as used bin the Napoleonic Wars. A Treasure Gun from the NRA National Firearms Museum.

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  1. Unruly Refugee

    January 27th, 2013

    I have The Journals of Lewis and Clark in my book collection. Great reading. The gun is very interesting.

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  2. Bad Brad

    January 27th, 2013

  3. Bayouwulf

    January 28th, 2013

    Wait! What?
    I thought I had the most important gun in Amerika!

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    January 29th, 2013

    They used the air rifle to amuse and tame the wild natives, who otherwise might have killed them for trespassing. The Indians did find it to be the most fascinating thing. The opening of the West also paved the way for the America gun industry to follow.

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