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Lot 391
A Very Rare .577 Mont Storm Patent Breech-Loading Percussion Naval Rifle And Cutlass Bayonet
£2,000 - 2,500
US$ 3,400 - 4,300
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Lot Details
A Very Rare .577 Mont Storm Patent Breech-Loading Percussion Naval Rifle And Cutlass Bayonet
The Rifle Signed Barnett, London, No. 543, The Bayonet Signed Potts & Hunt, Circa 1858-60

Footnotes

  • William Mont Storm received a U.S. patent for his 'self-sealing-chamber system' in July 1856. His system employs a central bolt locking the breech-block from the rear on the fall of the hammer. It was tried by the British Army and the inventor was awarded a silver medal at the International Exhibition of 1862. He also invented the so-called 'Mont Storm Cartridge'- in fact made of translucent animal intestine bound with silk cord and fully combustible, leaving the chamber empty for the next round
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