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Vindolanda
Feb 13, 2012

It's just like him too, y'know?


I might have missed a post on this (it has been a long week) but based on a comment on the Forgotten Weapons video on the Hall rifle I found an account of someone in the Mexican-American war (I think) using a Hall. I remember one part where he’s given one for a special mission and basically told “Please bring it back in one piece, Bond”, or whatever the Q quote was. He mentions using the breechblock as a stand-alone pistol to hold off a bar full of bandidos.

Can’t find the reference now as I’m on my phone but it had the level of possible exaggeration necessary to all good war memoirs - the bar standoff ends up with him being challenged to a knife fight, punching the opponent out and then being treated very well by the comrades of the guy he was fighting. I think there may have been flashing eyed raven haired beauties who were most impressed with his Yankee daring.

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