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1850-60's Confederate Swivel Breech Rifle

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1y May 4, 2020
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Swivel breech rifles were the rapid fire rifles of their day, existing and used even as early as the American Revolution with flintlock ignition. At the beginning of the US Civil War, the Confederacy had limited arms and ability to uniformly arm their army and thus a wide variety of weapons were pressed into service, the 1850-60's swivel breech rifle being just one of the ones that would have been seen on the early battlefields of 1861.

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