State of the art

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American Rifleman
Vol. 159, no. 8 (August 2011), p. 64-67

Note

With its Maynard tape priming system, the US Model 1855 Percussion Rifle-Musket was state of the art when adopted by the US Army. It was the standard long arm of regular army forces at the start of the Civil War and was used by both sides throughout the conflict