Posted by Brent on November 02, 2000 at 09:24:41:
In Reply to: Re: What muskets are Uncas and Chingachgook carrying? posted by Bill R on November 02, 2000 at 08:53:39:
Here's my 2 cents. From what I can see in the film it looks like Uncas is carrying a Pennsylvania style rifle (in some scenes you can clearly see a patchbox on the butt, which of course most muskets did not have). But Chingachgook is carrying a French fusil, the stock profile of his musket is unmistakably French.
: I am going to have to watch it yet again. But I am pretty sure the stock profiles of both Ching and Uncas guns are of muskets.
: Fusils in fact. But.......I will look again.
: Bill R
: : Having only watched LOTM about 10 times, and never noticing exactly what Uncas and Chingachgook are carrying, I would be interested in also knowing if their "rifles" were similar to Hawkeye's which was crafted by Wayne Watson (see MacWm. Chrons photos as Tales, Seamus and I are with Mr. Watson in one of them).....for Uncas and Ching were surely carrying "rifles" not muskets and, of course, Pennsylvania rifles they would be!!
: : Pax Aye!
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: : (and don't forget to come to Old Bedford Village, PA on either December 8 or 9, in the evening, to meet the 77th Grenadiers, Malcolm, Davey, and the rest, as they celebrate Christmas by candlelight!!)
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