Lewis and Clark

5:42 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Into It: Air Guns Were Once More Than Just A Christmas Gift

A Girandoni System Austrian Repeating Air Rifle, Circa 1795, believed to have been taken on the Lewis & Clark Army Corps of Discovery Expedition 1803-1806.
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The air gun has played a bigger role in American culture than you might of imagined.

The Red Ryder BB gun was introduced in 1938 to imitate Winchester rifles of popular western films, and it soon became an American Icon. But the air gun has much deeper roots in American history.

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