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Triplett & Scott repeater carbine invented by Adair Countians
The Columbia gunsmiths Louis Triplett and William Scott obtained a patent on weapon. The carbines were used by the Kentucky Home Guard in the Civil War to protect General Sherman's supply lines
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By Rollin Knifley
The accompanying photo of the weapon and of the display card I sent you is on display at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody WY
According to their website, the museum is currently displaying significant weapons from the Smithsonian.
I'm not sure if this particular weapon is on loan from the Smithsonian or if it is permanently displayed there.
In any case, I found it interesting when my wife sent me the photo, even if they misspelled Columbia. (Colombia).
According to Wikipedia, the weapon is called the Triplett and Scott repeater carbine. It says the weapon was invented by Louis Triplett and William Scott of Columbia KY.
It was issued to the Kentucky Home Guard Troops to protect the supply lines of the Union Army under General Sherman's command. - Rollin Knifley
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