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November 17, 2004

I'm busy, thank heaven Dusty showed up!

But here's a gratuitous gun pic, in anticipation of National Buy Ammo Day.

A close-up of the action of a Colt Revolving Musket, actually a key weapon (even dangerous as they were to the user), in Colonel Grenville Dodge's 1st Brigade, 4th Division holding the line on the first day of the Battle of Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern to you Lost Cause adherents).

This weapon is in the collection of the National Infantry Museum. I know of one locally, and I'm trying my damndest to get in the owner's will.