We both laughed at the absurdity, and he dropped down to the deck and rested his rifle
across the rail.
For two days and nights, crouching behind a rock topped with a growth of mesquite, and with the cliff at my back, suffering agonies of thirst and absolutely hopeless of deliverance, I fought the fellows at long range, firing occasionally at the smoke of their rifles
, as they did at that of mine.
The steel ramrods clanked and clanged with incessant din as the men pounded them furiously into the hot rifle
But Kennedy no longer heard him; he was pushing on, his eye blazing; his rifle
cocked; fearful to behold in his daring rashness.
Onward the two stumbled toward the point from which the single rifle
shot had come.
Tarzan watched, toying idly with the rifle
of the dead German.
"I thought everything was over then, when I heard the rifle
go off again.
Directly behind the leader came another hatchet-man, and with the report of Sinclair's rifle
both warriors lunged forward in the tall grass, pierced by the same bullet.
It was as though the great brute by this show of fearlessness, and through the medium of his wild voice, was endeavoring to bolster up his courage to the point which would permit him to take the rifle
in his hand.
There were too many rifles
down below there, and rifles
had a way of going off from the hip.
"All right, I'm willin'," Matt agreed, leaning the rifle
against the woodpile
A tomahawk and scalping knife, of English manufacture, were in his girdle; while a short military rifle
, of that sort with which the policy of the whites armed their savage allies, lay carelessly across his bare and sinewy knee.
There’s plenty of pheasants among the swamps; and the snow-birds are flying round your own door, where you may feed them with crumbs, and shoot them at pleasure, any day; but if you’re for a buck, or a little bear's meat, Judge, you’ll have to take the long rifle
, with a greased wadding, or you’ll waste more powder than you’ll fill stomachs, I’m thinking.”
Even at the distance we were from him I saw his face go suddenly white, and he quickly threw his rifle
to his shoulder.
But tone down the charge in your rifle
and use a smaller projectile, or you'll have nothing but a bunch of feathers to show for your shot.