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February 11, 2011

Smoothbore Percussion Pistol

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 12:12 pm

Smoothbore Percussion Pistol

Single shot smoothbore percussion pistol, circa 1858. In 1885, Grosvenor D. McCubrey of Moorhead, later a Minnesota senator and president of the Clay County Historical Society, took the pistol from a “tramp” (a traveling vagrant) on a Great Northern freight train between Barnesville and Sabin in Clay County, Minnesota.

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