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Belgian double barrel percussion shotgun
Belgian double-barreled 12 gauge percussion shotgun. The gun belonged to Minnesota's third State Governor, Henry Adoniram Swift. Swift completed Governor Alexander Ramsey's second term after Ramsey resigned to take a seat in the United States Senate. The shotgun has a walnut stock, engraved iron mountings, damascus barrels, and a missing shield-shaped inlay at the wrist. Made in Belgium.
Content Category: artifacts
127.8 centimeters length (overall)
86.8 centimeters length (barrel)
Made in: Liege, Belgium
Used by: Swift, Henry A.
Used in: New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, United States
Used in: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Shooting--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Use: Not earlier than 1845 - Not later than 1869
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6690.1 (Accession Number)