- Depending on its size, there could be multiple cannons on board a ship.
- Cannons could be placed just about anywhere on a ship, including the bow, stern, and sides.
- Bronze cannons are typically more desirable than iron ones.
- Back in the day, cannons would be loaded with glass, rocks, nails, and virtually anything else that could fit in the cannon's muzzle and fly out.
- On D-Day, U.S. soldiers died at a rate of roughly one man a minute.
- The Winchester Model 1894 made Winchester famous.
- The Winchester Model 1894 would outsell almost anything Winchester ever did.
- The lever-action really revolutionized the way people shot, and the Winchester Model 1894 was the iconic lever-action.
- A lot of people believe the reason Custer lost at Little Bighorn was because the Indians were using lever-action rifles whilst Custer's men were using the single shot.
- Winchester Model 1894s were presented to presidents Coolidge, Truman, and Eisenhower.
- In Scottish Gaelic, 'claymore' roughly means 'great sword.'
- Because the Claymore was wielded with two hands, a warrior couldn't carry a shield at the same time.
- Many Claymores had parts made of brass because these typically wouldn't rust as much as steel parts would in Scotland's damp weather.
- The Claymore was known for its close to 4 1/2 foot length.
- The Claymore was used by the fierce warriors known as Scottish Highlanders.
January 07, 2013
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