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Old 10-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #11
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Few people are aware of the part air weapons played in American history.
Check this out, at the time they where far superior to there black powder equivalent. Check this out.
http://www.nranews.com/videos/Treasure+J242+Lewis+and+Clark.aspx

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Few people are aware of the part air weapons played in American history.
Check this out, at the time they where far superior to there black powder equivalent. Check this out.
http://www.nranews.com/videos/Treasure+J242+Lewis+and+Clark.aspx
I remember hearing that before, I always thought that is weird to have these cross country explorers equipped with an air gun. I guess it came in handy though.

This is a pretty interesting thread. Is the barrel on your air cane rifled?
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I am quite looking forward to this.

How hard will ammo acquisition be?

And thanks for introducing this, I thought I'd seen everything, but this is new ground indeed....

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Anybody else remembering that thread with dude taking hogs and deer with a LARGE pre-charged pneumatic rifle? I like it.

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Anybody else remembering that thread with dude taking hogs and deer with a LARGE pre-charged pneumatic rifle? I like it.
I'm not sure if this one was it, but there was a thread a while back about hunting with air guns. Someone mentioned they made a .50 cal for hunting deer. I think that would be cool to try.
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Go to airgundepot.com and I want to say they have some big bore air rifles that have been used to take deer.

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Picture 3 is the charging port and by inserting a square drive key ( Which I will have to make ) and turning 180 degrees sets the firing pin.

Picture 4 shows a recessed button which pops when the firing pin is set, this is effectively the trigger.

Picture 5 is the breach and shows the firing pin.

Picture 6 is the charging port and air release mechanism.

Picture 7 is just a hole through the handle and I assume this was for a leather carrying strap.

Picture 8 shows the air reservoir and charging port

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On top of the air reservoir is a screw off dome cap. This just leaves the exposed threads and was almost certainly for a screw on stock. Sadly I don't have this. The little bumps on the length of the gun are to make it look more like a wooden stick.

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This is interesting. Found this site with quite a few pics and examples of vintage air canes and air guns. Looking forward to seekng how your project progresses.

http://www.vintageairguns.co.uk/air-canes/

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This is interesting. Found this site with quite a few pics and examples of vintage air canes and air guns. Looking forward to seekng how your project progresses.

http://www.vintageairguns.co.uk/air-canes/
Thanks for that Rocs have already looked through the site. Sadly nothing that resembles mine. Seems to be a bit of a one off.
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