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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m thankful it wasn’t a Parrot rifle.


41 posted on 10/01/2008 11:56:05 AM PDT by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: azhenfud
Indeed! My model 1861 Parrott puts out a muzzle blast of over 50 feet with just a blank charge in it. The danger cone is 100 yards in front of the gun when we fire it. A premature ignition could launch a seven foot long oak sponge-rammer like a javelin and cripple or kill the #1 crewman, so we are extremely careful about our firing procedures.

Over my 15 years in re-enacting, I have seen thankfully few injuries. Most of these seemed to have been caused by carelessness or excitement, but a couple by alcohol or other mind-altering substances.

My battery will not hesitate to pull our guns off the field if we think an event is not safe. I scouted one event near me this season to see if it would be worth adding to our schedule next year, but I am vetoing it because of the carelessness and drunkenness I saw.

43 posted on 10/01/2008 5:12:39 PM PDT by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: azhenfud
I’m thankful it wasn’t a Parrot rifle.

He might have hit him in the Parrot Head!


52 posted on 10/07/2008 12:54:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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