News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
September 1, 1887, Page 3
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An Old Relic.

The Courant American has been shown, by Mr. J. J. Calhoun, an old relic, in the shape of a flint and steel pistol.  This piece was carried through the war of 1812 by Mr. C.’s father, and is a curious old piece of mechanism, and would command attention in a collection of curiosities.  It is about seven inches long, single-barrel, with a bore like a shotgun.  The trigger is so uniquely arranged that it never shows itself until the hammer is raised for action.  A considerable amount of fixtures are in front of the hammer for the purpose of holding the flint and powder in the pan.  It is a great curiosity, and is much prized by its owner. Its mate is owned by another member of the family.


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