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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.

Condition:

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

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$180
05/01/2019

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