Osterschießen (Easter Shooting)

    I like to celebrated Easter with some shooting or hunting. The folks in Upper Lusatia and southern Austria take Easter shooting to an entirely new level.

    A tennis ball sized piece of calcium carbide and a few millimeters of water are placed in those barrel. The calcium carbide reacts with the water producing acetylene, a highly flammable gas. The barrel has a small touch hole to allow ignition of the gas.

    [ Many thanks to Sven (Defence and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!