I bet this Old Soldier hit hard on both ends of it!
The rook rifle, originally called the rook and rabbit rifle. Which is an obsolete English single-shot small calibre rifle intended for shooting small game. It is just a pity and a lesson for America on how the Brits lost their right to bear arms for the most part. Because they really did make some great guns in their time.
Now if I was not a good citizen. I would get out my trusty hack saw & make me a really nice toy. Which would make for a nice addition to my old army field jacket. If I had to go in harms way that is! But that would be wrong! Grumpy
I would not fire off a round with this “gun” for all the Whiskey in Scotland! That is how much I value my right hand & my eyes! Grumpy
The 1903’s are always a favorite of mine! Grumpy