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Girandoni Air Rifle


Overview. The Girandoni Air Rifle was a .46 caliber, tubular-magazine-fed, air-powered rifle that could fire 22 shots within a minute, each shot as accurate and lethal as black-powder muskets of the day.  Can you say Assault Rifle? The butt-stock was a removable compressed air tank, and could fire 40+ shots before needing to be replaced.  […]