The Berner in its time was considered a most effective weapon. It was two grooved and fired a belted ball. The Lancaster rifle is a modification. It is rarely seen at the present day. The author has one among his collection which he captured from one of the Nez Perce Indians in Idaho, and which did much damage at the battle of the Clearwater, in Idaho, in 1877, the firer occupying a commanding position in a distant tree.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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