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Offline DryFire

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Borrow a Brown Bess for a day?
« on: November 21, 2009, 11:13:31 PM »
This December 16th and 17th I will be presenting the history for a 58 7th graders and have received permission from the prinicpal and teacher to bring in a musket with bayonet. My problem lies in the fact that I am without both a musket and a bayonet for said musket. In speaking to the teacher she states that the children are "clueless" about what arms of that day, and what a bayonet is. If I could provided for these kids a visual of the musket and espeically the bayonet that our forefathers faced I think it would go a long way in driving home the point of their sacrafice for us. So I come to my fellow buckeyes asking a favor. Does anyone in the Cincinnati area have or know of someone who has a Brown Bess that they would be willing to lend me for the date of the 16th of December? Any help would be appreciated.

"I believe there is great need for such a book, a book which will help to make us again what we were a century ago before commercialism and life in cities robbed our young men of most of their primitive virtues -- a Nation of Rifleman.
Maj. Townsend Whelen
The American Rifle