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A New invention. --We were shown yesterday a new rule, the invention of a young Virginia from Charlotte county, which, judging from a usual inspection, will prove a formidable upon in safe hands. It is breech loading and in general appearance very much resembles Maynard's, but in detail is entirely similar from any of that class of rifles now in use. The cartridge is made in a brass tube or cylinder closely fitting the bore, which connects with the nipple by a small aperture. The breech ) and being locked like the ordinary brass heel-play American rifle, it can be used with great faculty in rapid and snap shooting, and would be a superior weapon for the cavalry service. The inventor, Mr. Thomas N. Read, is a volunteer from Charlotte county, but has been detailed into the Ordnance Department assist in filling a Government contract this rifle, which we learn has been awarded a manufactory in this city. The whole insists of but ten pieces, and the rifle can manufactured for less