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A Rebounding Lock for the Side-hammer Gun
The first patent for a rebounding lock was issued in England in 1866. This was followed by a more practical English design in 1867 and a similar American design early in 1868. The rebounding lock quickly became an essential feature of all breech-loading hammer guns. The author has traced the rebounding lock by illustrating all of the American and English patents and he has included a photographic catalog of specimen. 116 pp., 11x8 1/2", 91 ill.