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Accession Number: 1983.6.1

Date : ca. 1805-1820

Dimensions: L: 4.875 in, width: 1.75 in, H: 2.375 in

Remarks: a-lock; b-roller primer holder; sectionalized. | Rev. Alexander Forsyth, a Scottish minister, was an avid sportsman and inventor. His invention of the percussion ignition system was the most important development in the evolution of firearms since the introduction of gunpowder.

Inscription: [lockplate:] - FORSYTH & Co.; -- PATENT -- [lower back of roller primer holder:] R; 102

Synopsis: lock- right- Other- roller- primer- Forsyth- birds- flowers- sun- [lockplate:] - FORSYTH & Co.; -- PATENT -- [lower back of roller primer holder:] R; 102- a-lock; b-roller primer holder; sectionalized. | Rev. Alexander Forsyth, a Scottish minister, was an avid sportsman and inventor. His invention of the percussion ignition system was the most important development in the evolution of firearms since the introduction of gunpowder.

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