Having one J. Miller Patent revolving rifle is a extremely rare opportunity, but only at Rock Island Auction Company could you examine two such specimens side by side.
Both are extremely early first model examples with one recently coming out of the Miller family and is identified as James Miller’s personal rifle. It is accompanied by a rare original patent document signed by President Andrew Jackson and Secretary of State (and future president) Martin Van Buren.
With the patent office burning in 1836, very few such original documents survive. To combine it with such a scarce rifle, especially the inventor’s own, is a rare treat for those fascinated with the history of arms development.
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