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The Ashley Update: A Musket at Thanksgiving

Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity.


This week on The Ashley Update, Ashley’s home for Thanksgiving and it’s no surprise unique guns are at her parents’ house. While her mom is busy making a pie, Ashley shows us a Springfield Musket that was found by a family friend and explains how it was an inspiration to her.

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When Ashley was 18 she helped put this musket back together. The musket was broken into two pieces when it was found.

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Springfield Percussion Musket

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This crack was the cause for the musket to be in pieces.

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Springfield Percussion Musket


Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves?


 


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