Dickson Nelson & Co Rifle
Confederate States (1862)
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The Dickson Nelson & Co Rifle was based on the flintlock Model 1814 long gun, modified to a percussion-based action during the American Civil War.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Dickson Nelson & Co Rifle Percussion Smoothbore Rifle Musket. Entry last updated on 6/19/2013; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Dickson Nelson & Company Rifles were produced out of the Dickson Nelson & Company facility at Adairsville, then Macon and, finally, Dawson, Georgia. The company was founded by William Dickson and Owen O. Nelson in 1862 with production of their converted rifle spanning into 1865. The 2nd Mississippi Infantry became a prominent user of the Dickson Rifle during the American Civil War.