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Ramrod

Description: Double-barrel percussion shotgun (a) with replacement ramrod (b); made by L.B. Richards in Lynchburg, VA
Date: unknown
Creator: Richards, L. B.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Rifle

Description: A Schmidt & Kosse long rifle.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Historical Museum located in the Library Building of the University of North Texas]

Description: Inside view of the UNT Historical Museum located on the third floor of the Library Building. The museum started out in the history offices in the Administration Building in the spring of 1925. By 1931 a collection had developed that included manuscipts and documents, arms and weapons from 1840 through the World War, and more. Notice the buffalo head mounted on the far wall. When the museum later closed down, the buffalo was "rescued" and placed upon the wall of a local bar called "The Final Exam" located on Fry Street. The buffalo was called "The Colonel." His head was placed rather low on the wall and many people would hit their heads on "The Colonel." This became known as, "butting heads with The Colonel." [anecdote courtesy of Alex Williams, Denton, Texas]
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Photograph of Man with Rifle]

Description: Faded photograph of a young man in a suit and bow tie holding a rifle against his shoulder next to a square object in front of a grove of trees.
Date: [1918..1919]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Improvement in Magazine Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for an "improved repeating fire-arm... contrived with a sliding breech-block, which is drawn back by crank on the right-hand side of the gun" (lines 6-9) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1875
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Arm.

Description: Patent for an improvement to adjusting rifle barrels and holding those adjustments in place. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Alston, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2225, Chapter 153

Description: Bill introduced by the Texas Senate relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct involving the transporting or transferring of a firearm and to creating the offense of firearm smuggling.
Date: May 23, 2009
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shot-Carrying Shell.

Description: Patent for "a cartridge-shell which shall clean the barrel of the gun each time one is discharged, thereby preventing the gun becoming foul or clogged," and "which can be employed for shooting shot at long or short range." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lubricated Bullet.

Description: Patent for lubricated lead bullets to prevent the deterioration and rusting of the inner barrel of rifled firearms, so as to maintain their accuracy. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Stewardson, Samuel Clinton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Breech-Loading Fire-Arm.

Description: Patent for breech-loaded fire-arms, with illustrations. The purpose of the breech-loaded fire-arms was to improve existing fire-arms by allowing for a method to prevent accidental discharge.
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Schraud, Franz
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Breech-Loading Fire-Arm

Description: Patent for a new and improved breech-loading firearm. This design "consists in the devices for opening the breech-block and ejecting the cartridge-shell by one and the same motion that cocks the gun, and also in a spring and pitman arranged with the breech-block" (para. 2).
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Adjustable Hammers for Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for "the particular construction and arrangement of such swiveling striker with its locking devices, and its combination with a double-barreled gun, whereby a single hammer may be employed for both barrels, the striker being capable of such adjustment as to bring it within the range of either nipple, or into an intermediate position between the two, for the prevention of accidents." (Lines 17-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1878
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gun-Locks.

Description: Patent for "a novel application of hair-trigger catch to the main trigger, which operates together with a holder and separate springs." (Lines 30-33) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1870
Creator: Deutz, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gunpowder Can.

Description: Patent for new container for holding and dispensing gunpowder with illustrations consisting of "glass vessel incased within a metallic jacket and having an exteriorly-screw-threaded neck, in combination with a cap or cover" (page 2, lines 1-3) to increase safety and prevent corrosion of vessel.
Date: March 25, 1890
Creator: Lee, Newton M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hair-Triggers for Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for "an improved trigger for fire-arms which shall be provided with a hair-trigger in such a way that the hair-trigger may be used or not, as may be desired, which shall be complete in itself, so that it may be applied to any kind of fire-arm without change in its construction" (lines 17-23), includes illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1879
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department