History of War

PATRICK FERGUSON

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Perhaps influenced by the extraordinary accuracy of the American frontier rifle, in the 1770s, Ferguson had begun to experiment with a new type of breech-loading rifle. Ordinarily firearms of the day, whether smoothbore muskets or rifles, had

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