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Old November 26, 2012, 07:52 AM   #20
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I suspect that wheellock pistols and carbines were used more by mounted troops than others until replaced by some form of flintlock, mainly because of the difficulty of using a matchlock while mounted. Although they were expensive, acquiring and maintaining a horse was probably more expensive.

I have heard of Harold Peterson and his books starting in the 1950s but I'm not sure I've actually ever read one. I think he also wrote a book entitled "The Last Mountain Man" about a character in Montana, whose name escapes me at the moment.
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