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    Firearms: Original Letters Patent for Improvements to the Forehand & Wadsworth Revolver, June 27, 1871, #116422. The document is ten integral partially printed pages, 10" x 14.75", June 27, 1871, Washington, D.C., with the embossed paper seal of the Patent Office of the United States securing a red ribbon binding. The patent is for a cartridge ejector pin on Forehand & Wadsworth revolvers. The pin, stored in the hollowed base pin upon which the cylinder revolves, is removable and used to push spent cartridges out of the cylinder. It was used on the F&W Center Hammer .32 caliber revolver. The ejector pin was replaced by the introduction of the automatic shell extractor. The patent was issued the same year as the Forehand & Wadsworth firm began manufacturing arms. Very fine.

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