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Re: Experimental rifle

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 24 March 2012, at 10:35 a.m., in response to Re: Experimental rifle, posted by clif derm on Saturday, 24 March 2012, at 8:40 a.m.

Probably not much, if anything, easily obtainable. There could be references in the appropriate Annual Report of the Chief of Ordnance, or Claude Fuller may have included a drawing or description of it in his book, "The Breechloader in the Service 1816-1917".

Such one-off items usually didn't get much coverage.

The obvious killer flaw in that design was the fact that it would have veered away from re-use of the standard lock mechanism, and already-mortised stocks, which they had in abundance. In other words it would have had SERIOUS cost implications.

It's a wonder they even made one.


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