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Original Photograph taken by Dr. Graeme M. Hammond.
In the first decade of the 20th century, the age-old custom of pistol dueling was briefly resurrected as a non-lethal sport, even making it into the 1908 Olympics as a side event. To accurately simulate the conditions of a duel, opponents would use real dueling pistols and gunpowder. The bullets, however, were wax. Duelists were dressed like fencers in heavy canvas clothes with wire-and-glass face masks, their pistols augmented with metal hand guards. Even with those precautions, the occasional injury was to be expected.
We need to bring this activity back as a regular sport
I saw this on "Forgotten Weapons" with Gun-Jesus.