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Breech Loading Rifle

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Title:  

Breech Loading Rifle
Date:
1838
Creator:
J.H. Hall, Harper's Ferry Arsenal, Virginia

Content Description: 

A model of 1819 flintlock Hall's Rifle, complete with its bayonet and ramrod, and regular in all aspects. Seems to be practically unfired, and exhibits all of its original finish on metal and wooden parts with the exception of a very few slight scars. Stamped on breechblock "J.H. Hall/H. Ferry/U.S./1838." Left side of the breech end of the barrel, immediately ahead of the breechblock, is stamped "P.P." No other marks seem to be visible on the exterior. This is an example of the first type of breech loading rifle adopted in any quantity into the U.S. or any other service.

Physical Description: 

Wood, iron.

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.2.131
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

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