Wogpotter - they weren't on the James River. They were on the peninsula side opposite of the York River. Had Darwin been with them, he could explain why they were dropping like flies and how if they kept two guns in close proximity to one another they would eventually multiply and produce a better gun. Its proven to work in our gunsafes nationwide. Mind you, despite long evolutionary progress, defects (name the brand here
) do show up and something ugly does appear now and then.