Skarpskytteren Annie Oakley ble hyret til Buffalo Bill's Wild West-show. Annie Oakley, som egentlig het Phoebe Ann Mosey, ble født inn i kvekerfamilie den 13. august 1860 nær Willowdell i Ohio. Hun var en amerikansk legendarisk skuespiller og... Read more ...
Annie Oakley ble hyret til Buffalo Bills Wild West-show
Skarpskytteren Annie Oakley ble hyret til Buffalo Bill's Wild West-show. Annie Oakley, som egentlig het Phoebe Ann Mosey, ble født inn i kvekerfamilie den 13. august 1860 nær Willowdell i Ohio. Hun var en amerikansk legendarisk skuespiller og skarpskytter. Hun ble alment kjent da hun klarte å beseire skarpskytteren Frank Butler, som hun senere giftet seg med. Blant hennes spesielle evner var at hun kunne treffe kanten av et spillkort på 30 stegs avstand, en mynt kastet opp i luften og enden på en sigarett i ektemannen, Frank Butlers, munnvik.
Annie Oakley døde den 3. november 1926 i Greenleaf, Ohio.
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The P-1856 Army Short Rifle was the first short rifle in the new .577 calibre family of muskets made by the Enfield factory in England for the British Army. The P-1856, also called "Sergeant's Rifle", was issued to all sergeants of Line Regiments, the Rifle Brigade and the 60th Regiment, the Cape Mounted Rifles and the Royal Canadian Rifles.
Published: 18 September 2008 by Øyvind Flatnes.
Model 1860 Army kammerlader, converted to metallic cartridge after Lund's system some time after 1867.
The 18 bore kammerlader rifles were continuously improved from the time the first model was adopted in 1842. In 1860 a new model was adopted. This model had several radical changes: The most important being the reduction of the calibre from 18 bore to 4''' (linjer, an old Norwegian measuring unit). Since roundballs were no longer used it served no purpose to designate the calibre in bullets per pound. 4''' equals 11.77 mm, and compared to the 18 bore rifles the calibre was reduced with 5 mm. The internals of the barrel were also changed. While the 18 bore kammerlader rifles had Krupp rifling the Model 1860 had hexagonal Whithworth rilfing. Another new feature was rifled chambers. The 4''' kammerlader is a lighter and slender firearm compared to the old models.
Both civilian and military 4''' kammerlader rifles. Civilian kammerlader rifles for the shooting societies were made from parts that were intended for the military rifles. The shooting society kammerlader rifles are distinguished by the steel buttplate and barrel bands. The Army versions had brass bands and buttplate.
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The following 4''' models are known:
- M/1860 4''' Army three bander (long)
- M/1860 4''' Army two bander (short)
- M/1860 4''' three bander (long) for shooting societies
- M/1860 4''' two bander (short) for shooting societies
- M/1860 4''' Navy two bander
- M/1862 4''' artillery carbine
- M/1865 4''' cavalry carbine
The short Model 1860 kammerlader rifles were equipped with yataghan style sabre bayonets similar to that of the Remington rifle. It was also basically similar to the 18 bore short rifle bayonet. The long rifles was fitted with a socket bayonet.