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British percussion double barrel shotgun
Description Percussion lock 24 gauge double barrel shotgun. The gun was used by Joseph Rolette, a fur trader from Pembina (now in North Dakota) who established a cart route from the Red River to Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Territorial Legislator who prevented the capital from moving from Saint Paul to Saint Peter, Minnesota. The shotgun has bar locks, a checkered straight walnut stock, iron mountings engraved with foliate scrolls, and a plain ramrod. Made by Edward and William Boyd in London, England.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 116.4 centimeters length overall
72.8 centimeters length barrel
Nomenclature Shotgun
Creation Made by: Edward and William Boyd
Made in London, England
Subjects Owned/used by: Rolette, Joseph
Made in London, England
Used in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Dates Creation: Approximately 1850
Use: Not earlier than 1850 - Not later than 1871

Content: 1853 - 1855
Rolette served as Territorial Legislator
Content: 1856 - 1857
Rolette served on the Territorial Council
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9688.2