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Accession # SRM1983-48.7

Percussion shotgun

1841


A quick transition from flintlocks to percussion caps occurred in the 1820's. This new invention was revolutionary for shotguns. It helped reduce the time between pulling the trigger and firing the shot, led to less frequent misfires, and made shooting immune to the weather.




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