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 Posted: Wed Oct 24th, 2007 03:19 pm
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j harold 587

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I think Johan has the answer that the quality of cap would have prevented the problem of falling off. I also read a civilian account of CSA calvary having spare cylingers loaded and primed (capped) on a wire attached to the saddle for quick reloading.

Under hammer percussion rifles were also weak in the stock due to the location of the trigger and lock mechanisn. consequently were usually of a small caliber. a squirril rifle not a sharpshooter rifle. 

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