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ROBAR celebrates April and Patriot’s Day.
On perhaps the most notable day in our nation, April 19, 1775, the journey to our independence began, as written at The Patriot Post:
In the early dawn of April 19th, the first Patriots’ Day, 77 militiamen under the command of Captain John Parker assembled on the town green at Lexington, where they soon faced Smith’s overwhelming force of British regulars.
Parker did not expect shots to be exchanged, but his orders were: “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
A few links away from the militia column, the British Major John Pitcairn swung his sword and said, “Lay down your arms, you damned rebels!”
The British continued to Concord, where they divided and searched for armament stores. Later in the day, the second confrontation between regulars and militiamen occurred as British light infantry companies faced rapidly growing ranks of militia and Minutemen at Concord’s Old North Bridge. From depositions on both sides, the British fired first on the militia, killing two and wounding four.
This time, however, the militia commander, Major John Buttrick, yelled the order, “Fire, for God’s sake, fellow soldiers, fire!”
Fire they did, commencing with “the shot heard round the world,” as immortalized by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. With that shot, farmers and laborers, landowners and statesmen alike, were bringing upon themselves the sentence of death for treason.
In the ensuing firefight, the British took heavy casualties and in discord retreated to Concord village for reinforcements, and then retreated back toward Lexington.
In honor of the “shot heard round the world*” and Patriot’s Day, ROBAR is offering 10% off all ROBAR proprietary metal finishes (NP3 Plus, NP3, Roguard, PolyT2) on complete rifles, carbines, and shotguns.
ROBAR’s proprietary NP3® and NP3® PLUS permit firing for longer periods of time between cleaning, dirt and powder residue have no wet or oily surface to cling to. When cleaning is required, the effort needed is minimal – usually requiring only a soft cloth. Both NP3® and NP3® PLUS are very corrosion resistant. It provides a high lubricity and low friction coefficient, greatly increasing the life expectancy of a firearm due to reduced friction wear.
However, NP3® PLUS offers far more corrosion resistance for marine and other hostile environments. Firearms and other equipment gain up to five times as much corrosion resistance over standard NP3® and up to ten times more than regular electroless nickel!
NP3® PLUS is an excellent choice for protecting all firearms deployed in wet environments.
So celebrate spring and those Patriots to whom so much is owed with superlative finishes and more from ROBAR Companies.
*Full article on Patriot’s Day to follow!