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A formidable weapon.

--Portsmouth Manufacture.--We saw yesterday (says the Norfolk Argus, of Wednesday,) a most effective weapon, in the shape of a pistol seventeen inches long, manufactured in every part, by Mr. Thos. Godwin, an ingenious engineer and machinist, of Portsmouth, Va. The barrel is just 12 inches long, and is so arranged as to discharge one or five shots at one fire. This new fire-arm is remarkable for its simplicity, and yet is capable of killing a man at the distance of one hundred yards.

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