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Old June 13, 2012, 12:27 PM   #16
buckhorn
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'51 carbine

I read that when colt came out with it's revolving cylinder rifles, they were used by'BERDAN'S SHARPSHOOTERS' during the civil war. They were quite accurate. But, the rifleman learned to pull the loading ram down and use it for a front handle. Otherwise, holding it like a regular rifles caused cylinder gap burns on their wrists. Interesting stuff.
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