Writing as B.B. Pelletier
1896 New King single shot BB gun.
This report covers:
- Straightening the barrel
- 4.55 mm BBs dropped to bottom
- It also shoots 4.5 mm balls
- 4.55 mm lead balls
- Muzzle energy
- 4.50 mm lead balls
- What does today’s test give us?
Today I tell you how straightening the barrel of this century-old BB gun went and then we look at its performance. Last time I shot a single BB out at 157 f.p.s. What will she do today?
Straightening the barrel
Boy, did I ever have a lot of helpers ready to school me on how to straighten this solid brass shot tube! The way some of you talked you would think this thing is going into a NASA satellite!
I straightened the shot tube exactly as I described to you in Part 2, by laying it on a flat steel table (on my vise) and tapping it gently with the wide head of a plastic hammer.