Table of Contents
The Ferguson Ordnance Rifle
What Makes The Ferguson So Unique?
Patrick Ferguson’s Patent
An Essay on Shooting in 1789 by John Acton
Ferguson’s Letter to Lord Townsend, Master General of Ordnance
Report of Patrick Ferguson’s Demonstrations for the King at Woolwich
Replicating the Tests at Woolwich
Ferguson and his Rifle Come to America
Patrick Ferguson and the End of the Brandywine Campaign
Ricky’s Version of the Washington Shot: Battle Accuracy of the Ferguson Ordnance Rifle
Why was Washington Not Worried?
Patrick Ferguson & the Ferguson Rifle at the Battle of Kings Mountain
Approach to Kings Mountain
Modern Perception of the War and Kings Mountain
Care and Feeding of the Ferguson Ordnance Rifle
Dress for Shooting the Ferguson
Loading and Firing the Ferguson Ordnance Rifle
Lubing the Breech
Lubing the Ball
Cleaning the Ferguson
Approach One: Modern Solvents and Patches
Approach Two: Tepid Water and Modern Cleaning Solutions
Approach Three: Boiling Water
Fouling and the Ferguson Ordnance Rifle
Breaking the 48-Ball Barrier
Where May I Buy a Ferguson Rifle?
What is the load you use in your Ferguson?
How does Humidity effect the Ferguson
The Sights on the Ferguson Military Rifle
Ferguson’s Rifles and the British Army
Other attempts at breechloaders
A Brief History of the Rifle
The American Long rifle and Jaeger/Military Rifle. Which is better?
Appendix A: Safety Guidelines
Appendix B: Ferguson and the Brandywine shot
Appendix C: Memorials and Epitaphs
Appendix D: Egg Harbor
New-York, November 7.
Appendix E: Letter of Anthony Allaire about the Battle of Kings Mountain and its Aftermath
Appendix F: 1764 Manual of Arms
Recommended Web Resources
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