Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Beautiful Weapon,” February 3, 1862

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“Beautiful Weapon,” Fayetteville (NC) Observer, February 3, 1862, p. 3: 1.
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Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
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Beautiful Weapon
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Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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BEAUTIFUL WEAPON. – A few days ago we were shown one of a number of rifles finished at the C. S. Armory here. It is much the same, in general appearance, as the U. S. rifle for some years past made at Harper’s Ferry and at Springfield, Mass.; but for certain improvements, in the matter of sword bayonet, Maynard primer, and perfection of finish in all parts, it must be pronounced very far superior. The back-sights are set for 300 and 500 yards.

Altogether, we think it the handsomest specimen of small-arms, rifle or musket, we have ever seen – reflecting the greatest credit upon all concerned in its manufacture.

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