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Patent Breechloading Sporting Rifle

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Identifier: 1915-049-0039

Title: Patent Breechloading Sporting Rifle

Description: One of two patent breechloading rifles in the collection by John P. Gemmer, a St. Louis gunsmith who acquired the famed Hawken gun shop in the 1860s. Though the gun is marked "Patent Applied For," no evidence has been found that Gemmer actually applied for a patent or was granted one for this particular breechloading system.

Rights: UND


Dates: circa 1870

Type(s): Rifle

Maker/Creator: John P. Gemmer



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