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then along with the muskets you have to have lead *minnie balls*of a huge caliber,etc.
Mark in Cleveland, Tn. wrote:Sounds like a Time/Life common mistake. Just does not make any sense, as the CW era muskets were POS.Then if the OSS supplied these, then along with the muskets you have to have lead *minnie balls*of a huge caliber,etc.
Easy to find out, just find a copy of the series on the CBI....
You sure the article said maybe...CW *type*???? Big diffeence, as Time LIfe could have used CW musket as a generic description of all kinds of weird cast off weapons. But still would need the comparable ammo to fire.
Felix C wrote:I recall from reading the very basic CBI theater volume in Time-Life's WWII set that muzzle loading civil war muskets were still inventoried in the USA and provided to Kachin(Burma) locals for use in guerilla operations. Apparently, black powder was easily sourced locally. I believe they were provided by OSS teams.
Any further reading on this aspect? Numbers involved? Wonder how effective they were? Eventual disposition. etc.
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