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July 04, 2011

The Most Important Gun In US History That You Have Never Heard Of. [dri]

Can you name the most important firearm in US history? Did you say it was an 18th century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle? Yes air rifle?

In the fascinating video below, Phil Schreier (Senior Curator, National Firearms Museum) explains why the Girandoni air rifle is “one of the most historically significant guns in the collection.” He states, “This gun, it could be said, changed the entire history of the United States of America in the 19th century and perhaps the histories of the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.” H/T lucianne

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