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Thomas Jefferson’s “Assault Rifle” – The Girardoni Air Rifle

The Girardoni air rifle was 22-shot, magazine-fed, nearly silent .46 caliber repeating rifle adopted in 1780 by the Austrian Army. Thomas Jefferson purchased two of these rifles, which he sent west with Lewis and Clark.

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Is it capable of firing 22 aimed shots in a minute? Got it!

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Was it manufactured during the American Revolutionary War? Got it!

While the standard arm of the day was a single-shot flintlock, the Girardoni offered a massive firepower advantage to the men who carried it. The guns (designed by Bartholomäus Girardoni, of Vienna) had a magazine capacity of 22 round balls, which could all be fired within 60 seconds. The balls were .46 caliber, weighing approximately 153 grains, and were propelled at 400-450 feet per second. They were rumored to be silent, but actually had a loud report (although quieter than gunpowder firearms).


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I knew of them but had no idea they were that refined or could fire so rapidly. I think it should be hammerless, though. What do you need a hammer for?
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wow that is really impressive... never knew this existed
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That kit alone gave me a chubby.
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I knew of them but had no idea they were that refined or could fire so rapidly. I think it should be hammerless, though. What do you need a hammer for?

the hammer is just there to cock it. The firing mechanism that opens the air valve momentarily is entirely internal.
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only 1500 strokes loool

You could maybe do a two-stage type pump - one of higher volume and a second one with higher pressure.
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I've heard of those and Pawn Stars had a small segment on this technology. iirc they were not favored or widely adopted because they sucked in reality. i'd like to see a video of one being fired at something - presumably they have shit for penetration, and the pistol version was even worse.
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I've heard of those and Pawn Stars had a small segment on this technology. iirc they were not favored or widely adopted because they sucked in reality. i'd like to see a video of one being fired at something - presumably they have shit for penetration, and the pistol version was even worse.

wayyyy to mis the point, as fucking always

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I've heard of those and Pawn Stars had a small segment on this technology. iirc they were not favored or widely adopted because they sucked in reality. i'd like to see a video of one being fired at something - presumably they have shit for penetration, and the pistol version was even worse.

funny thing is, that's exactly how modern high end air rifles are made.

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The balls were .46 caliber, weighing approximately 153 grains, and were propelled at 400-450 feet per second. They were rumored to be silent, but actually had a loud report (although quieter than gunpowder firearms).



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153gr at 400fps is pretty weak even compared to a musket within 100yd. Certainly enough to cause lethal penetration. Muzzle energy on a full charge is comparable to .45ACP but the bullet weighing about the same as a 38.spc with the velocity of a shooting gallery .22 loses energy quickly and drops fast so it's effect against large game or humans for a one shot stop is maybe 50yd. Enough to be briefly adopted by an army. A bow would be much better but takes extensive practice to be accurate with at close and even more so with volley fire.
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thats shitty the new slingshots even get 200 fps if you tweak them right
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