This early breech-loading flintlock rifle had a fine reputation in its day. In 1816 one hundred of these rifles were made and issued to a company of riflemen for trial. The report on this trial was favorable, and in 1825 troops stationed at Fort Monroe were equipped with them. They were used with much satisfaction in the Black Hawk and Seminole wars, and it is said in the Mexican war. This arm was very popular up to the beginning of the Civil War, but was finally superseded by the Sharps rifle.
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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