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Posted By: on: 09/16/2000 06:41:09 EDT
Subject: Am I too Late for the worst?

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I got one for you.. Though I am not a reeanactor ( Though I suspect I am going to be one in the future), I went to a local camp site where a small group was displaying there outfits and how a camp would have been set up. Wellllllll this is where the fun came in .. It was mostly a Yankee crew being from NJ. They displayed how they would have fired by company, file and volley. I have fired guns before including black poweder live to sooo I thought I was prepared. I asked nicely if I might fire a round (blanks by the way) and was told sure!!! They loaded a musket for me, attempted to show me how, though I assured them I was more then able. I squeeeeeeezzzzed the trigger slowly , expecting the click of the hammer as it hit the cap and the following usual bang! wellllll thats not what I got... I got a click and a very LOUUUUDDD KAPOOOOWWWWWWWW!! and a mighty cloud of smoke! I thought I had touched off a cannon some how LOL! Wellll the folks around me were almost rolling on the ground with laugher! It seems they had most likely double loaded it! Needless to say, they told me they were laughing because of the look on my face! Welllll I gots what I deserved! Wait a minute, could this also go down as one of the most funniest??????
LOL! :-)

Jim

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