spacer red_dot William Billinghurst
The name of this weapon goes back to the gunmaker William Billinghurst (1807 - 1880) from Rochester in the US state of New York.

Weapons of this type were made by him in the time of the US Civil War (1861 - 1865) and belonged to the best within the states of New England.
In addition to his high-quality craft weapons, Billinghurst also sold fishing equipment. He was also very successful in this field. In August 1859, he obtained a patent for a string roll which can be attached on the side of the rod.

A special feature for that time was that he partly equipped his models with rifle scopes, but also false muzzles were used by him.

Of particular interest is the fact that he worked with very few functional parts, but still managed to make weapons which shot perfectly.

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