This very effective and serviceable gun was made about fifty years ago and used in the Civil War, requiring a .54 caliber linen cartridge. It could be loaded from the breech or from the muzzle. The stock was shaped like the oldest U. S. muskets. The heel-plate, guard and bands were made of solid brass. This gun, although an effective weapon, is not used to any great extent at the present time, but is preserved as a relic.
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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