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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2015, 08:21:44 AM »
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2015, 10:10:23 AM »
I must say, when I first saw the title to this thread, I thought the subject would be

LOADED TO THE GUNNELLS




Boy, was I suprised to discover it was just a problem of "loose bawls".

So, Sam, are you saying you watched Sean put powder in the pan, load the barrel, and actually shoot the thing like we see on YT?  None of the Hollywood editing that only makes it look like Sean was doing a real reloading job?  And he didn't shoot his foot off like crazy actors do?  If so, I owe Sean an apology.  My apologies, Sean.
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2015, 10:20:35 AM »
I had one actor about 10 years ago talk about an "axe gun".  As usual, I dismissed this as Pseudo Pirate Talk behind too much rum.  Geeze, look what I came across today:

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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2015, 10:26:48 AM »
Hi Classanr, Yes I did on his Lords of war show. He test shoots all the guns on there. Sean shot some on the Pawnstars too.

That is one weird axe gun.  ;)
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2015, 12:01:50 PM »
Style was usually carried on shipboard. In a battle when having to "repel boarders" you wouldn't have time to reload so after having fired you still had a weapon.
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2015, 11:38:21 PM »
So, which side of that is the lock on?
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2015, 11:45:30 PM »
So, which side of that is the lock on?

I wondered how long it would take for somebody to notice.
The upper-right-hand photo was flipped for "publication purposes" by the *museum* that holds this weapon.  It "didn't look right aimed the other way".

Have you not seen bones assembled incorrectly at some museums, the staff there thinking "it looked better that way"?  I have at Southwest Indian Museum in So. Cal.  They had a "dinosaur" there until they were sued for a fraudulent display.  It had all been faked by the staff.  Not to mention the indigeonous peoples never lived with them creatures, so why was it in an Indian Museum anyway?  Heck, recently they even had to change their official name to remove "Indian".

So, switch yer eyeballs around when you look at the inset photo of the lock. (?^
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2015, 12:09:09 AM »
But if you look even closer the barrel is still to the left.  I'm trying to figure how you flip a picture and make that happen.

edit:  Oh, right, mirror the photo!

Listening to Unknown Hinson, so you have to forgive me.  :)
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2015, 01:33:12 AM »
can't drop a bomb like UnKnown w/o a Video...


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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2015, 01:40:11 AM »
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2015, 08:59:35 AM »
Look at the SideBurns on that Guy!!!!  {:(
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2015, 10:08:28 PM »
The sideburns are fake, part of the act.  He's named after his father, on his birth certificate it says Father:  Unknown.
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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2015, 02:48:29 PM »
I had one actor about 10 years ago talk about an "axe gun".  As usual, I dismissed this as Pseudo Pirate Talk behind too much rum.  Geeze, look what I came across today:



The Germans of the late medieval period well into the 19th Century were obsessed with guns that were something else. Warhammers, axes, daggers and swords were fairly common early on because they didn't trust the guns to be in any way effective, and loading was too time consuming for a follow-up shot.

There is a medieval mace in the Bermann museum that was designed to fire the spike on top as a projectile - which seems stupid for a lot of reasons. There is also a naval boarding axe/gun combo in that museum.

The Polish military used pistol swords as an officer's weapon for nearly 200 years, and the "Elgin" was a dagger sword adopted for use by the U.S. Navy in the late 1830s.

Hitler even flirted with arming fire departments in Nazi Germany with axe guns, until someone reminded Hitler that A.) firefighters do not generally need guns, and B.) fire and ammunition do not always fare well together.

Here's a decent article on the bladed weapons: http://www.myarmoury.com/feature_spot_combo.html

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Re: Loading a Pirate
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2015, 08:09:17 PM »
Neat website PHD!

I remember reading how many shots a Brown Bess was good for before fouling made it next to impossible to load at all but I cannot remember the exact number. Fifteen, seems to strike a bell but I cannot remember. Unaimed volley musket fire would hardly demand a patched accurate ball anyway when only three or four volleys while advancing would soon have battalions within your ranks at bayonet range!  Standing in parade formation while the other guy shoots atcha. Something basically wrong with that in my estimation.
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