Short Video Takes

by Fred Ray on August 6, 2012 · 0 comments

Some videos that might interest TOCWOC readers:

Watch an Australian re-enactor of the Napoleonic-era 95th Rifles fire a Baker rifle in sustained fire. He manages quite a respectable rate of fire, especially for a flintlock. It’s easy to see how the 95th established the superiority of the rifle on the skirmish line.

The same lads do an accuracy test of the Baker. Not great but sure beats a smoothbore.

And finally a modern shooter tries out a Henry Volunteer rifle (a repro) at 1,000 yards.  This is not the American Henry repeater but rather a British target rifle more or less comparable to the Whitworth. The scope he’s using was never used in the Civil War, but it does give you an idea of what the rifle was capable of.

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