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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

Massachusetts Privateers During the Siege of Boston

Following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Massachusetts Grand Army surrounded Boston and began to lay siege to it. The Massachusetts Committee of... The post Massachusetts Privateers During the Siege of Boston appeared first on Journal of the...

Loyalist James Allen’s Reflection on the State of the Colonies

A councilman by profession, James Allen, esquire, lived in Philadelphia during the early years of the American Revolution. A man of considerable social prominence... The post Loyalist James Allen’s Reflection on the State of the Colonies appeared...

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

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 MY PETITION.

Please sign my petition if you DON'T think that a non percussion muzzle-loading pistol is likely to be used by a criminal in this day & age.https://www.change.org/p/to-the-hono...nce/u/22524289 I would like to see all non percussion muzzle-loading...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Mar 2018

Please Sign This Petition.

This is a sawn-off pump action Breech-Loading shotgun seized by police from criminals, this is what criminals use. They do NOT use black powder muzzle-loading pistols. So why are flintlocks, wheellocks & matchlocks on a restrictive firearms licence?...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Jan 2018

Wilderness Camping & Safety. FIRE.

 Any fire small or large, day or night has the potential to attract unwanted guests, so an all night fire is going to at least double that risk. Raiders are opportunists & a fire glowing in the night or the smell of smoke will draw them like...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Dec 2017

Help Dave get his guns back

David Dunstan is a farmer from the NSW town of Bungowannah. At 3:30am on Thursday 14th September, a man armed with a knife and piece of wood knocked on his back door.David grabbed his unloaded 22 rifle to confront him - aware that the man had earlier...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Sep 2017

Our Enduring Preoccupation with Premature Burial 

  Hours before he died, George Washington told his secretary: “Have me decently buried; and do not let my body be put into the Vault in less than three days after I am dead.” This kind of request was not uncommon. In an era when putrefaction...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 15 Aug 2017

“Limbs Not Yet Rigid” – A History of Dissecting the Living

Several years ago, the news reported a story that could have come straight from the script of a horror movie. In October 2009, Colleen S. Burns was admitted to St Joseph’s Hospital Center in New York for a drug overdose. A short time later, a team...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 20 May 2016

When Making Fire-Safety.

By Robert Griffing. When making fire be sure that you have placed your powder horn with your gun well away from the fireplace. I suggest that you secure your fire steel to your belt bag buckle. In this way you can simply drop the steel after striking...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 May 2016

All the world’s a stage-Shakespeare.

Painting By Andrew Knez Jnr. All the world’s a stage-Shakespeare. All the world may be a stage, but real life is not a play. If we fail to check our gun frequently & the hammer should accidently get knocked back leaving the pan open then our...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 May 2016

A Gap Between Powder & Ball. DON'T DO IT !!!

I made a statement on social media today, and immediately got challenged. I don't mind getting challenged, in fact I think it is a good thing. But when that challenge also includes some dangerous misinformation, it can be a problem for other people reading...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Feb 2015

The Truth About Firearms Ownership In Australia & Gun Legislation.

The general public do not seem to understand that the law abiding Australian firearms owner is NOT a criminal. Constantly there are calls for tougher firearms legislation, all aimed at making it harder for the legitimate would be law abiding gun owner...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Jan 2015

Firearms Legislation. What Do We Need?

Firearms Legislation.What Do We Need?By any type of firearms legislation, what is the main goal? What do we want to achieve? Firstly I think we need to achieve a reasonable level of safety for Australian citizens, without impeding the freedom & rights...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Jan 2015

More Info On Making Powder Horns.

Many of you will remember the post and video that I made on gunpowder horn safety http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/a-powder-horn-safety-test-in-belgium.html . That post prompted a powder horn maker to contact me and tell me that...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jul 2014

How NOT To Load A Musket!!!

This was the original loading method used by the British military in the 18th century, but you should NEVER prime the pan before loading the main charge.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Jun 2014

A Powder Horn Safety Test in Belgium.

A chap from Belgium emailed me to let me know that he and some friends, having made a powder horn as I had instructed in the video below, decided to test this powder horn and see if it did what I said it would. The test was a success, and very well done...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Apr 2014

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