Albert Ball Self-feeding Breech Loading Firearm Patent Model No. 43,827 August 16, 1864

7.5" x 2".  Wood and metal.  Patented August 16th, 1864.  Ball's patent for a lever-action firearm included an improvement for the feeding system that loaded the cartridges from the magazine into the receiver, as well as a novel method of extracting spent casings via a "rack bar" and an "Impelling and retaining pawl."

Provenance:Further technical information regarding this device may be found on the official website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office at www.uspto.gov.


Most of the original model's mechanical parts are missing, with some additional wood loss to the rear of the receiver.

Estimate: $300 - $500
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