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C. Sharps' Patent Breech-Loading and Self-Priming Rifle, Carbine, Shot Gun, and Pistol, Manufactured and sold by Sharps' Rifle Manufacturing Company, at Hartford, Connecticut. This advertisement explained how the rifle was loaded and primed. It included testimonials from various users. The flyer also included one drawing of the rifle and an illustration for making and loading shot cartridges.
Creator: Sharps' Rifle Manufacturing Company
Date: Circa 1855
Item Number: 5491
Call Number: Port Vault K 683 Sh23c 1855
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 5491
Business and Industry - Manufacturing
Collections - Library
Date - 1854-1860 - 1855
Military - Weapons - Ammunition - Cartridges
Military - Weapons - Firearms - Rifles
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Advertising Medium
Places - Other States - Connecticut
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Printed materials - Advertisements