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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:45 am 
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http://www.11thpa.org/weapons.html

And the article that was in the 'American Rifleman' of US made weapons in particular

http://www.11thpa.org/neumann.html

Can you imagine toting around the top Fowler? 71 calibre wih a 51-1/8" long barrell :-o

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Excellent article. thanks for the posting. And I guess if that fowler was what he was use to toting it wouldn't make a difference, to him, but as for me :-o that thing would probably kick my but humping that thing around with all the stuff it took to keep it going much less the stuff for my own needs. Might even make a 3 day load out with a 14 seem light.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:59 pm 
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figure each ball would weigh approx 1.25 oz. The fowler itself is about a 13 gauge bore

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:28 am 
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There was even a 1 man submersible... either in the revolution or war of 1812. The guy paddled close to a Brit ship - stuck a mine into the wooden hull with a harpoon - peddled backwards and *pow!!** It apparently worked.

When I'm not so tard, I'll look it up & post a link. SW

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:34 am 
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The Turtle....Rev war. It carried charges (torpedoes) that were supposed to attach to the hull of a ship via a screw (operated from inside) the attack on the "Eagle" was not a success as the screw hit up against an iron plate instead of copper sheeting & the first charge drifted off & exploded harmlessly in the water. However it did alarm the Brits greatly!

Link to a good article on the Turtle

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/onl ... turtle.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:45 pm 
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All can say is that was one brave man that got into that thing and took it out.
(I hope he got to drink all the beer from that oversized barrel before they converted it. :Dbounce: )


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:28 pm 
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yup - after watchin the redneck rocket engineers go under , not climbing in that barrel


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Saw that, and I'm standing on the shore right next to you.


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pass me another beer , and help with that safety rope , ;)


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Hold my beer and watch this

translated to English from Southern redneck..Get ready to call 911

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