US Patent Office 1869 invention wood model, Lincoln A. Merriam (NYC) breach-loading firearm improvement patented February 16, 1869. Rare piece of American firearms history in excellent overall condition, considering the age.
Rare original 1869 wood model of a breach-loading firearm improvement filed by Lincoln A. Merriam of New York City, NY, with the US Patent Office on February 16, 1869. During his life from 1860th to 1891 Lincoln A. Merriam had patented numerous inventions, including several original firearms improvement designs (US Patent #87,058) and improvement in artillery ordnance; (US Patent #214,260). Judging from a number of US patents under his name it looks like he was a prolific inventor in his days. This neat firearm model originally was part of the Cliff Petersen collection out of Santa Monica, CA; original collection ID card with a Polaroid photo included. Original 1860th hand-written tags dated Feb. 1869, as well as copies of the filings are included with the model.
The model is made of several pieces of hardwood neatly fitted together; the “bolt” is part lathe-turned wood, bolt charging handle is made of bronze. Not cleaned or messed with otherwise; all parts are intact with original patina throughout. All parts are in excellent condition, considering the age – no cracks, chips, or repairs – see photos. The model is about 7-3/4” / 19.7 cm long and about 1-3/4″ / 4.7 cm in diameter. This is a very cool-looking historical piece in great overall condition; you will not be disappointed. This antique US Patent Office 1869 invention wood model has not been cleaned or tempered with in any way; these are the actual photos. This rare US Patent Office 1869 invention wood model is guaranteed to be genuine or your money back. Very cool-looking piece of US firearms history in great condition; don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
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