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A Rare Bit of Civil War Ephemera in America's Firearms Weapons Manufacturing History
Posted by Matt Reffie on
By March of 1856 he had secured the patent for his breech loading design and formed the Bristol Fire Arm Company in Bristol, Rhode Island to begin production. He was on his way to getting a more reliable weapon into the hands of America's fighting men, with plans to showcase his design at an upcoming demonstration at West Point Military Academy and secure a government contract.
It was around this critical time in his legacy project that this historical letter was written, just two months after receiving his patent: