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Patent for the Triplett and Scott repeater carbine

Yesterday, Rollin Knifley tipped us off to an interesting bit of Columbia history: Triplett & Scott repeater carbine invented by Adair Countians. Rollin wrote, "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."

Now, reader Michael Potter tracked down a copy of the original patent for the Triplett and Scott repeater carbine (PDF). Letters Patent 45,361 was awarded to Louis Triplett of Columbia, Kentucky on December 6, 1864, for "improvement in magazine or self-loading fire-arms." The PDF contains drawings and several pages describing the invention.



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