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Old January 4, 2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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The Only Surviving Mayflower Gun

The only gun known to have survived from the original Mayflower crossing is a .50 wheellock rifle that was carried by John Alden, the 1st to set foot ashore.
Its markings can be traced back to Italy where it was made by the Beretta family.

1. The Story of the Mayflower Gun--->>> http://www.beretta.com/en-us/mayflower-gun/

2. NRA Museum Photos-Mayflower Wheellock Carbine--->>> http://www.nramuseum.org/guns/the-ga...k-carbine.aspx

3. The Mayflower Gun: The Only Surviving Firearm from the Pilgrims--->>> https://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/22...-the-Pilgrims/

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Old January 4, 2019, 04:48 PM   #2
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There are 2 videos in the lower right corner of the #2 NRA Museum Photos linked page that bring more of the story about the gun to life.
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Old January 4, 2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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That is neat !!!

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That is awesome and thanks for finding it. …..

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Old January 4, 2019, 09:16 PM   #4
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Wow. Never knew about it.
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Old January 5, 2019, 03:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the post arcticap! Was unaware of this firearm.
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Old January 10, 2019, 08:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting this. Very interesting, I was unaware of this guns existence.
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Old January 12, 2019, 01:08 PM   #7
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Kind of makes you wonder how a 20/21 year old cooper could have afforded the thing even used in the 17th Century. Wheel locks were very expensive things.
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