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A BREAK-TOP WITH A BULLDOG’S BODY

onnecticut’s contribution to the firearms industry is rightly celebrated, given that New Haven was home to Winchester and Hartford to Colt—two gunmakers better known than any west of the Mississippi in the 19th century. That said, plenty of other firearms made their way west via a third Connecticut city, Norwich, home to at least seven manufacturers of revolvers, rifles, derringers and shotguns. Merwin, Hulbert & Co., whose six-shooters weren’t

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