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Old October 5, 2002, 09:26 AM   #1
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When Did D B Wesson Die?

Does anyone know the year of the original (Co-founder of Smith & Wesson) D B Wesson's death?
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Old October 5, 2002, 10:09 AM   #2
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Deleted - because I'm not awake and don't know what I'm reading yet.

Let me look again.

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Old October 5, 2002, 10:34 AM   #3
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I did a Google search on Connecticut inventors and found this:

1825-1906

"Horace Smith (b. Cheshire, Massachusetts; 1808-1893) and Daniel B. Wesson (b. Worcester, Massachusetts 1825-1906) joined their talents in Norwich to develop in the early 1850s the first repeating rifle, the Winchester, which was manufactured in Springfield, Massachusetts, and New Haven beginning in 1866. Smith also secured the first U.S. patent for a metallic cartridge in 1854. Christian Sharps (b. New Jersey; 1811-1874) invented the Sharps breech-loading rifle, manufactured in Hartford after 1854. Christopher Spencer (1833-1922) developed the famous Spencer repeating rifle used so effectively by Union forces at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War."

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Old October 5, 2002, 11:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information.
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