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Using the Hall rifle’s breech as a pistol

This is something I have always wanted to try since I read Samuel Emery Chamberlain’s memoires about the Mexican War. The receiver actually handled better than what I first thought, but I still have question marks about its effect.

The Hall rifle Capandball film, part 1.:

History of the Hall rifle and the interchangeable production methods, cartridges, ballistics:

Modern time use:

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Many thanks for the images to Rock Island Auction Company:

0:00 Intro
0:49 Samuel Emery Chamberlain’s memories
1:55 Chamberlain’s Hall carbine
2:49 The first shot
4:32 Ballistics of the .525 round ball
6:00 Outro

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