|Wurfflein, John|| ||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||1848||1867|
|7,334||April 30, 1850|| Method of preventing accidental discharges in the Prussian Gun
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Related to William and Andrew Wurfflein.
Maker of persuccion guns, derringers and caps for cannon.
Census of 1860 states he had $6,000 invested in the business and employed 6 hands at a total of $216/month. During the year ending June 1, 1860, he had purchased gun barrels at $1,000, pistol barrels at $1,000 and produced guns and pistols valued at $7,000 as well as other items at £1,200.
.48 caliber Hawken Style rifle, 29" barrel
.58 caliber percussion, heavy bench rifle