Good guns and good marksmen.
--A gentleman yesterday picked up at random one of the new guns just finished at the C. S. Armory
and, loading it, fired twice at an object some five hundred yards distant. The shots struck one of them an inch or so below, and the other a few inches above the line of the mark, which was nearly even with the surface of the water.
A second gentleman fired one shot which struck immediately by the side of the object.
Both fired without rest.
Either of the three shots would have played havoc with a file of soldiers.
This was certainly capital shooting, and indicates not only a good gun but excellent marksmen.
A regiment of such men, armed with such guns, would be a formidable foe for a large army to encounter.
One of the gentlemen remarked that these guns would do considerable execution at the distance of a mile.
So, look out, Bull Runners.