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Re: Barnett Enfield Colt

Posted by Ed Hull on Sunday, 18 January 2015, at 2:16 a.m., in response to Re: Barnett Enfield Colt, posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 17 January 2015, at 2:05 p.m.

I assume you refer to the Berdan conversion trapdoor. It was, in fact, chosen as a result of the 1866 Ordnance Trials. But the Allin was put into production to in order to not pay royalties. Then Allin "borrowed" some features of the Berdan to create the M1866, for which Col. Berdan successfully sued the U.S. Gov't.


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