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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Friday, 24 September 2010

The 18th Century Shot Pouch. Video.

6 comments:

Murphyfish said...

Another informative film Keith, you certainly have a knack for explaining things clearly.
Regards,
John

Dave Reid said...

The self-sufficiency of 18th century woodsmen was amazing. I think today of modern rifles and the fact that if you run out of ammunition "thats it" the weapon then just becomes a burden to carry, absolutely useless in a survival situation.

The flintlock seems to remain a very practicle weapon, it is a multipurpose tool serving many functions. It can of course be used as a weapon for defence and offence, hunting large game and making fire. Apart from producing one's own ammunition the weapon
apears to have the benefits of being easy to repair in the event of a breakdown.

All up a very interesting video Keith. I am learning much of a historical nature from your videos that I am always very interested in. I must fire a fusil at least once in my life before I go just for the experience. Cheers Dave

Le Loup said...

Thanks John. I am pleased that the videos have turned out as well as they have.
Keith.

Bob Mc said...

Keith, I'm assuming that a black powder muzzle loading flintlock like you are using isn't affected by Australia's gun laws, or do you need a special permit?

Le Loup said...

Right on all counts Dave, and for those reasons the flintlock was still in use way into the 19th century even though percussion arms were available.
Keith.

Le Loup said...

Hi Bob. Yes the firearms laws do apply to the flintlock unfortunately, the government is running scared and is misinformed regarding muzzle-loading guns.
Originals made before 1900ad do not require a licence or registration providing they are not going to be used. Copies of originals have to be licenced and registered, even though there is no difference between them!
Keith.