Rare Colonial-Era Pistol Resurfaces

May 2007
Military History;May2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p12
The article reports that a patron fronted the money needed by the Fredericksburg Area Museum in Virginia to buy a rare and historic U.S. martial Rappahannock Forge Revolutionary War flintlock light dragoon pistol, circa 1776-77. The pistol was bundled together with relics recovered from the site of the original Rappahannock Forge. The museum is seeking donations to repay the patron. The pistol will go on display in the museum's new wing in spring 2008.


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