The Only Surviving Mayflower Gun

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  1. Jan 4, 2019 #1

    arcticap

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    The only gun known to have survived from the original Mayflower crossing is a .50 wheellock rifle that was carried by John Alden, the 1st to set foot ashore.
    Its markings can be traced back to Italy where it was made by the Beretta family.

    There are 2 videos in the lower right corner of the #2 NRA Museum Photos linked page that bring more of the story about the gun to life.

    1. The Story of the Mayflower Gun--->>> http://www.beretta.com/en-us/mayflower-gun/

    2. NRA Museum Photos-Mayflower Wheellock Carbine--->>> http://www.nramuseum.org/guns/the-g...he-new-world/mayflower-wheellock-carbine.aspx

    3. The Mayflower Gun: The Only Surviving Firearm from the Pilgrims--->>> https://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/2...The-Only-Surviving-Firearm-from-the-Pilgrims/
     
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    Good post AC, thank you for sharing.
    Keith.
     
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    Had no idea any of the. Firearms from the Mayflower even still existed. Good show.
     

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