Away with the Blunderbuss!
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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