Matt examines an unmarked screw-breech percussion rifle, believe to be a prototype dating from the 1860s. Building on earlier screw-breech designs like the Ferguson, this rifle is believed to have been designed by Lewis Wells Broadwell, who patented a similar action in the mid-1860s.
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