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To: virgil283

Why didn’t the US Army develop this weapon to deliver more firepower in the War of 1812, Mexican-American, and Civil War?


2 posted on 02/12/2013 1:26:33 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: MuttTheHoople

The air rifle cost far too much.
Another example of the mindset: after the Civil War, the Army rejected lever action weapons because the rate of fire was too high and might cause the soldiers to waste ammo.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 1:31:16 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Apparently the air reservoirs were difficult to manufacture using the technology of the time.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 1:51:32 PM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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