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Accession Number:
1983.6.1
Makers
Forsyth
Names
primer, Other, lock, roller, right
Subjects
flowers, birds, sun
Date:
ca. 1805-1820
Dimensions:
L: 4.875 in, width: 1.75 in, H: 2.375 in
Inscription:
[lockplate:] - FORSYTH & Co.; -- PATENT -- [lower back of roller primer holder:] R; 102
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.

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