The air rifle.

The story also features another significant weapon. The Giradoni air rifle.

Apart from playing an important part in the story I wanted to show that repeating weapons were not a new invention and that if seriously developed in the 19th century they might have challenged the supremacy of powder and ball.

Perhaps they were not developed as to sell a man an air weapon is the last you'll see of him. Powder and bullets have an industry, a reason to return to the store and they wear out the instruments of their use.

Please spend a few minutes to watch the video presented by Phil Schreier. At times you can hear him begin to choke up over how important this gun is in the history of America.

                        The diplomacy of firepower is both a great and tragic thing. 

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