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Old 28 January 2011, 09:11 PM
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United States Were large pockets in 18th century American coats used to hold guns?

Gah, what horrible phraseology!
Anyway, yesterday I heard a guest on the local radio show I listen to say that the reason colonial coats had such big pockets was so guns could be easily carried in them. The guest claimed to have heard a tour guide in Williamsburg say this. No cite given (figures).
That explanation just screams UL to me, which proves that I spend way too much time on this site. Ain't nothin' wrong with that though.

Dawn--is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?--Storm
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