Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Gun Porn


A couple of nice flinter duelling pistols.


I'm trying to get Uncle Bob to keep a couple of these over the fireplace at the Treehouse. That way, when Bob or Quartermain or some other gibbon starts saying rotten things about me or my neocon friends - we have a constructive way to settle the argument!

Few people these days understand the complexities of flintlock weapons. Just getting these damned things to shoot every time you pull the trigger is an acquired skill. It isn't hard - but you have to pay very close attention to your priming powder and your maintenance. You have to watch the shape of your flint and periodically 'knap' it provide a reliable spark. Although Hollywood neglects facts in favour of drama - in days of old, if you were boarding a ship or attacking a fortress - if you carried pistols - you carried a lot of them!  Whereas the boys practice clearing jams and misfires today - in The Dayse Of Olde - if you had a misfire you flipped the iron end for end - and used it as a bonker to club your opponent to death with. Those would have been for commoners though - these fine duellers here are meant for gentlemen - guys like us that hang out at the Treehouse!

If you haven't got any black powder guns - you need to jump on that! These guns are every bit as much fun as modern guns, if not more so! They are addictive too - so I'll just point that out. If you buy a pistol, you are going to need a rifle too! They aren't that much money - so go ahead and indulge yourself! Take the money out of the kid's education savings fund, and tell the wife I said it's alright if she b*tches. A man has to have priorities in life - and a good blackpowder gun should be one of yours! 


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