Gun Making Firsts-The Harpers Ferry and Middletown Connections

Dean Nelson, Director Museum of Connecticut History First published in The CONNector Magazine Volume 19, No. 4 Fall 2017 Shoulder Arms Top: U.S. Model 1819 Hall Rifle, Simeon North Contract of 1831, dated 1831; (Accession # 2017.369; purchase) Below: U.S. Model 1843 Hall/North Carbine,dated 1848 The year 2017 has been particularly benevolent to the Museum’s … Continue reading Gun Making Firsts-The Harpers Ferry and Middletown Connections