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New breech — loading gun.

Mr. C. W. Alexander, of Hardy county, has invented a breech-loading rifle which is a decided improvement upon Sharpe's, and is remarkably simple and easily made, while it is as efficient as any other gun. A gun has been made under the superintendence of Captain Burton, of the C. S. Armory, according to the patent of Mr. Alexander, which has received the approval of Maj. Gorgas, as well as that of Capt. B. and other competent judges Maj. Gorgas commends it especially for mounted riflemen. It can be loaded with the greatest ease, and cuts the cartridge itself in the act of loading. It clogs no more than other guns, and thus has an advantage over Sharpe's. Persons are ready to undertake the manufacture of this gun upon a considerable scale, if their enterprise finds favor with the Government.

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