This is just too cool and interesting not to post. Who knew that Lewis and Clark took an air rifle on their expedition? Who knew that it was lethal and originally a weapon of war instead of a toy?
So much for the argument by anti gunners that there were no repeating firearms around during the time of the Founding Fathers and they never could have envisioned high capacity and quick firing weapons.
Anyway.....this is worth a look if you're interested in firearms and history.