The Girandoni air rifle, purported to be part of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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"Invented in the late 1770s-early 1780s, Lewis and Clark used this air rifle for hunting and defense on their famous expedition from 1803-1806. They chose an air gun because of the difficulty of transporting, handling and acquiring the delicate black powder used by firearms of the day."
Tags: Girandoni, air, rifle, rifles, American, history, airgun, Lewis, and, Clark, firing, fired, fire
Location: Missoula, Montana, United States (load item map)
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