Of course, I then went closer to doublecheck:
Well, the gent surely was shooting one of those snub-nosed rifles indeed, and the bonnet...
Just to make sure, the other side...
And here he is, looking at his rifle, wondering where the #!?/ that darned thing was shooting - or was he doing something else??
Thanks for the compliments on the rifle, just for your enjoyment here a couple of pics of my Swinburn sporter:
Mind you, I'd rather lug around the #2 Musket than this one - this is a really heavy rifle indeed, presumably for someone who could afford a gunbearer...