7 thoughts on “The original “assault rifle”

  1. The pistol I’ll allow, but there were very few left-handed percussion rifles around in Colonial times.

    • I don’t believe there were any percussion locks whatsoever in 1776. Those came about in the 1800s, and were not adopted right away by the U.S. military. The famous Harper’s Ferry military flint rifle was an 1830s model if my memory serves. A few flintlocks were still in use during the Civil War in the 1860s, while metal cartridges were just getting going in the civilian market.

      • Yes, I know. My point was that if we are going to put out a meme supporting our side of the argument, it should be accurate. Maybe being a bit too pedantic, but things like this tend to bug me.

      • I see only flintlocks in the picture. You can argue about lefthanded flint locks — presumably someone made a mirror image of the original photo for purposes of composition.

        • A flintlock has a cover for the powder pan. That’s present only in the pistol. The long gun has a percussion cap lock, similar to the two firearms most used in the Civil War (Springfield Model 1861 and Enfield Pattern 1853 rifled muskets). But it looks short, and the brass ring around the whole muzzle end doesn’t look like a musket of any era. Perhaps it was sawed-off and the brass ring added to cover saw marks?

  2. Their communist retards from space, Joe. They can’t remember anything. Hell, they still think that moronic idea of guns and penis size from Markley Monday will somehow shame us and help their argument. And still they keep using it.
    Gun control has failed worse than prohibition and the war on drugs combined. Yet they never seem to tire of dragging out the same stuffed horse’s ass of an argument. It’s truly amazing to watch.
    When it comes to communists. History does repeat itself. Exactly. But it’s adherents never seem to figure that out.

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