|Statement||by George L. Willard ; introduction by William C. Goble.|
|LC Classifications||MLCS 96/11250 (E)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 12 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||12|
|LC Control Number||96172438|
In this video, the Idahoan compares the accuracy of two muzzle loader barrels for the UTAH: one smooth bored and one rifled, using both round ball and conical bullets. TheIdahoanShow Idaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of self. WILLARD, George R. Comparative Value of Rifled and Smooth-Bpred Arms. ANONYMOUS. Jefferson Davis His Complicity in the Assassination of Lincoln. ANONYMOUS. Southern Hatred of the American Government. On page nine, Fuller quotes from a 13 page pamphlet ‘The Comparative Value of Rifled and Smooth-Bored Arms’ by Major G. L. Willard, an "exhaustive study" that makes the case for smooth-bore muskets. I think that the example Willard used, infantry formed into a square confronting a cavalry charge is a false premise. The late Turner Kirkland of Dixie Gun Works fame always asserted that a smooth-bore rifle firing a properly fitted round ball was almost as accurate as a rifled bore at ranges up to around 25 yards or so. It's past this where the smoothbore really starts to lose out, and by yards the game's over for a smoothbore.
Rifled guns are more accurate when used with certain types of ammunition, such as High Explosive (HE) and High Explosive Squash Head (HESH), the latter of which is a favorite with the British Army. Smoothbore guns work better with High Explosive A. After the advent of the Minié ball, smoothbore muskets were rifled or fitted with new barrels. That gives you a rifle-musket. New production weapons of musket pattern with rifled barrels were also rifle-muskets. Sam Cade, # Member. Joined: Apr 3, Comparative value of Rifled and Smooth-Bored Arms Edited by William C. Goble. Reprint of rare booklet favoring smooth-bored weapons, with the reasons why, by New York Colonel who was killed at Gettysburg. 16 page booklet. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Full text of "Reports of experiments with small arms for the military services, by officers of the Ordnance Department, U.S. Army".
If the handgun fires fixed cartridge ammunition and was manufactured in or later, United States law requires that the barrel be rifled in order to qualify as a pistol or revolver rather than a short barreled shotgun subject to registration an. Rifled slugs seem to have no real advantage The NRA had (I suppose still has) slow motion footage of rifled slugs leaving a smooth bore. They do not rotate. There is no stabilization from spin. If you have the proper optics I would say fifty yards on deer is the limit I would set for the gun. '^F. S. Stoney and C. Jones, A Text-book of the Construction and Manufacture of the Rifled Ordnance in the British Service (London, ), p. 2. The Invention of Modem Artillery, 2 1 7 rifles were superior to the old artillery in range, accuracy, and rate of fire, and it was now possible for infantry with rifles to drive artillery. The Crosman model is such a rifle and can be purchased at most sportingood stores. Look at the packaging and it will say Smooth bore. Smooth bore barrels are less accurate than rifled bore.