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chicar

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Pritchard Air Gun
« on: March 21, 2020, 04:43:55 pm »
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The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

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Re: Pritchard Air Gun
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 10:35:56 pm »
I might make another air gun...I am a fan indeed. SILENT, no chemicals, and quite a challenge to fabricate!

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Re: Pritchard Air Gun
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 03:29:44 am »
Always liked this weapon. I believe there's a nod to it in the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes TV series episode, "The Empty House", where Sebastian Moran (the "old chicar"!)uses one. Full episode is at https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tsnyv

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Re: Pritchard Air Gun
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2020, 09:30:59 pm »
I didn't know that that kind of connector with valve was in use that early.

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Re: Pritchard Air Gun
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 11:24:33 pm »
Ever heard of the Antikythera device? Way sooner, way more complicated.
The valve is kinda simple.

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Re: Pritchard Air Gun
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 04:18:19 pm »
Ever heard of the Antikythera device? Way sooner, way more complicated.
The valve is kinda simple.

Everyone here has heard of the Antikythera device. It uses toothed gears. A very different mechanism from valves for compressed gasses. I'm looking at this video of a gun built in the style of an early 19th century firearm, and seeing a completely modern looking gas valve resembling the on in the propane heater that I bought last year.