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The Use Of Firearms By Minors Australia - The Loose Cannon

My eldest son with a .32 caliber flintlock rifle when he was a youngster.The Use Of Firearms By Minors Australia - The Loose Cannon http://www.sportingshooter.com.au/latest/the-use-of-firearms-by-minors-australia-the-loose-cannon
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Mar 2020

Priming Horn Documentation Found!

Priming Horn Information.“The priming-horn is intended to be filled with Pistol Powder, and the Ranger always to prime from it in time of action, by which method he will not be near so subject to burn priming or miss fire as He would by...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Jan 2020

A 4 Bore Miquilet Wall Gun.

PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/807503882;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Jul 2019

Muzzle-Loading Guns, rifles & pistols. Police Seizure Abuse - The Loose Cannon.

Although I once defied the odds and got nought out of thirty in an open book multiple choice Chemistry test, leading to me studying law and not an agricultural science, Newton’s third law ‘for every reaction there is an equal and opposite...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 May 2019

SHOOTERS, FISHERS & FIREARMS PARTY.

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/sfp2015/pages/485/attachments/original/1524461807/Firearms_%28Reviewed%29_150118.pdf?1524461807
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Apr 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Moss on the Ferguson Breech-Loading Rifle

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews British historian Matthew Moss and the story of Major Patrick Ferguson and the first breech-loading rifle adopted... The post This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Moss on the Ferguson Breech-Loading...

Patrick Ferguson and His Rifle

Maj. Patrick Ferguson’s rifle is one of the most interesting and significant early attempts at a breech-loading service rifle. Coupling a screw breech plug... The post Patrick Ferguson and His Rifle appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

More Documentation on the use of Wads or Wadding with Round ball in Smoothbores.

Round Ball & Wads or Wadding.“ I slipped a boullet upon the shot and beate the paper into my gunne."Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson 1636-1710.  Being an account of his travels and experiences among the North American Indians,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Nov 2018

PLEASE, sign this petition.

A Muzzleloader Is Not Considered A Firearm In America.Modern muzzleloaders are considered “antique firearms” as they are replicas of pre-20th Century designs, with certain other limitations.In fact, the Gun Control Act of 1968 defines an antique...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Oct 2018

Any signatures from S.S.A.A. members???

https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licence/u/23447812Imagine if all the members of the Sporting Shooters...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Oct 2018

Pretty Please, Sign This Petition.

If you have a reason for not signing this petition, I would be most grateful if you could explain your point of view. It would help me to understand the way others view these gun control laws.Thank you.Keith.https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licence/u/23430601Gun...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Oct 2018

Firearms Regulations. Public Safety, Ignorance, or Just Bloody Mindedness?!!!

Firearms License Categories NSW Australia.Take a look at the various guns in these categories. Why are muzzle-loaders placed on a “B” class license with Center-fire firearms? Why are muzzle-loading pistols placed on an “H” class...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Oct 2018

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION. The legal right to use muzzle-loading pistols!

https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licenceIn Australia we are not allowed to use any muzzle-loading pistol...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Oct 2018

An Old Rule Of Mine.

An old rule of mine is never place yourself too close to the right side of a person shooting a flintlock. There are two escape roots for the pressure in the barrel when the gun is fired, one is the muzzle, the other is the vent. If you are too close to...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Oct 2018

Please Sign This Petition. Muzzle-loading Pistols Other Than Percussion on Less Restrictive Licence.

I wrote to Adam Marshal seeking his help in changing these pointless & ridiculous gun laws concerning muzzle-loading pistols. A flintlock muzzle-loading pistol & a Wheelock pistol both require a piece of rock (stone) to enable them to fire....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Sep 2018

Only 20 People Signed!!!

APR 3, 2018 — The Barwon region alone which makes up most of north-west NSW, tops the list with 8,617 gun owners, & yet only 20 people have signed my petition. I think this is proof enough that gun owners in Australia DO NOT support each...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Apr 2018

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