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    • Hall's 1819 Model breechloading rifle

    • Hall's rifle; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies
    • Hall's 1819 Model breechloading rifle was converted to percussion by U.S. Arsenal. Breechloaders had a higher rate of fire than traditional muskets, but were initially rejected by the U. S. army because of belief that they would waste ammunition. ...
    • Burnside rifle with a patent breechloading carbine

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Rifles; Arms & armament
    • Breechloaders had a higher rate of fire than traditional muskets, but were initially rejected by the U. S. army because of belief that they would waste ammunition. They gained general acceptance late in the Civil War and had an immediate impact on...

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