Punch,  28 (1855), 2.

Away with the Blunderbuss!



Announcement, Spoof


Military Technology, Invention, War

    Describes the 'wooden pistol' which has been constructed 'thanks to the roguery of Muscovite contractors'. Complains that the 'British dragoon is armed with a weapon about as useless as a pistol of wood'—a carbine which is notoriously inaccurate.

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