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Old February 25th, 2014, 02:35 AM
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Cold Springs, New York: February 10, 1890

The West Point Foundry is pleased to announce the newest contract from the US Army for the conversion of 12 of the excellent 3 inch Ordnance muzzle-loading rifles to breech-loading, following the same pattern as the 6 weapons so converted in 1879, which proved quite satisfactory in service. The foundry is also contracted to supply 500 rounds of ammunition of various types for each gun. We at the West Point Foundry are proud to continue the tradition of producing fine weapons initiated by our founders in 1817.
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Richmond, Virginia: February 10, 1890

The Tredegar Iron Works is proud to announce its resumption of its business relationship with John M. Brooke, developer of the fine Brooke Rifle used so widely and effectively by the Southern Forces in the recent unpleasantness. The Iron Works has received an order for eighteen of the excellent double-banded 6.4 inch rifles firing a projectile of 100 pounds in weight. Mounts for the guns are included in the order, along with a supply of 500 projectiles of various types for each gun. The total value of the order is in excess of $175,000, and the company anticipates that this will just be the start of additional orders. The customer purchasing these magnificent weapons is unnamed, however.
Both the West Point Foundry and Tredegar Iron Works were still in operation in 1890, and the Foundry had converted six 3 inch Ordnance rifles from the Civil War to breech-loading in 1879.
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