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PostSubject: Original Night Site?    September 18th 2016, 6:52 pm

I found this and immediately wondered if it was legit... 

Any thoughts? 


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PostSubject: Re: Original Night Site?    September 19th 2016, 5:21 am

Never saw anything like that.   It looks like a carbide light with a flintlock mechanism to light the flame. 

Carbide lights use calcium carbide and water to generate acetylene gas.   They are pretty good lights.   i  have a couple of those lights in my junk somewhere. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_lamp
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PostSubject: Re: Original Night Site?    September 19th 2016, 8:16 am

A little bulky.

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PostSubject: Re: Original Night Site?    September 19th 2016, 9:41 am

It's for fire hunting. Waterfowlers used them extensively in the market hunting days with larger guns and even punt guns. It appears to be a smoothbore so it may be a close-range "poacher's gun" for whatever he could get close to.

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PostSubject: Re: Original Night Site?    September 26th 2016, 10:05 pm

It's a dueling pistol! The light blinds the opponents aim!! Very Happy What a Face affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Original Night Site?    September 27th 2016, 10:28 am

I am highly entertained by these answers...

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