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What musical pitch does the case of a 30-06 make if blown across? What about a .223 casing? (Neither case makes a perfect note, but they come close.) Answer: 30-06 produces a D pitch, a little flat; .223 produces a G pitch, though it’s a little sharp. from Snowflakes In Hell
The wheel-lock, superceding the matchlock, was the first self-igniting firearm and came into existance around 1500 AD.
The very first revolver was created in 1836 by Samuel Colt who was granted a
The first functional rimfire cartridge was invented by Tyler Henry, whose inventiveness later lead to the creation of a rifle that was capable of storing and firing up to 15 rounds.
First Lever Action Rifle: The first lever action rifle was an invention of the the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. This pioneering design was created by Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson who later founded the legendary firearms firm of Smith and Wesson
.Since the inception of the modern Olympiad in 1896, the US Shooting Team has amassed a total of 75 Olympic medals, a feat surpassed by only two other
Most Individual Olympic Medals: In American Olympic history, only three athletes have won 11 medals. Two of the three were swimmers. The third was Carl Osborn who competed in rifle shooting competitions.
Olympics: When the Olympics were re-born in 1896, shooting was one of only nine sports that were in exhibition.
The 44 Magnum That Really Isn’t a 44.: Despite the ".44" designation, all guns chambered for .44 Magnum and its parent use bullets of approximately .429in (10.9mm) in diameter.
The First Self Loading Machine Gun: The very first self-loading design was the Maxim fully automatic machine gun. The Maxim was recoil operated and could shoot an unheard of 666 rounds per minute -- a feat previously unimagined in 1888.
The Biggest Gun Ever Created: Schwerer Gustav was the pet name given to the biggest gun ever created. This German invention was 43 m (141 feet) long, weighed 1350 tons and fired 7 ton shells at range of 40 km (25 miles). It was capable of piercing a meter (3.3 feet) of steel or 7 meters (23 feet) of concrete.
Faux Guns: In 1934, Chicago gangster John Dillinger escaped from jail using a "pistol" carved from a wooden block.
Tit for Tat Firearms Laws: In 1982, Morton Grove, Ill., banned all handguns within its town limits. In response, Kennesaw, Ga., passed an ordinance requiring the head of every household within its town limits to own a gun.
The Original American Independence Day Gun Salute: In 1810, the "national salute" was defined by the War Department as equal to the number of states in the Union--at that time 17. This salute was fired by all U.S. military installations at 1:00 p.m. (later at noon) on Independence Day.
The 21 Gun Salute: The tradition of rendering a salute by cannon originated in the 14th century as firearms and cannons came into use. In the early years of firing, the single shot limitation of weapons mandated that those receiving the highest honor received the largest number of shots. Eventually, the confusion around the varying customs among the maritime powers lead to the international agreement to established the 21 guns salute as the highest honor.
Shot String: This is a measurement used with shotgun shells. When a shell is fired the shot string is the distance between the shot pellet out front and the shot pellet in the rear. The distance between the first pellet to hit a target and the last pellet hitting the target. Shot String measures how far your shot load is "strung out" which has a bearing on the impact of the load. Your "pattern" is the measurement of the horizontal distance between the two outermost pellets. Using the values of "shot string" and "pattern" allows a shooter to select the right shell for the type of shooting he/she is going to do.
The Irish Code Duello: First proscribed in 1777, this Irish code of dueling allowed Principals to be replaced by their Seconds and mandated that any wound sufficient enough to agitate the nerves and necessarily make the hand shake must end the business at hand…. But only for that day.
Royal Shooting Time: King Edward VII loved hunting and shooting so much that he mandated that all 180 clocks at the Royal Sandringham Estate were to be set 30 minutes ahead so that he would have more time for shooting. This tradition of “ Sandringham Time “ lasted over 5 decades , including a period of more than 20 years after King Edward VII’s death.
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