The Pea Rifle, One of the Curses of Life

The Horsham Times

9 February 1904

The pea rifle has become one of the curses of life. The nasty little spitfire weapons cause more accidental deaths than all the shot guns and larger rifles, probably because they are so often handled by children and fools.

At Forbes the other day a five-year-old boy shot his four-year-old sister, and nearly every paper contains a report of an accident caused by those useless little guns.