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Lancaster, Charles Williamlocked

  • G. C. Boase
  • , revised by Anita McConnell


Lancaster, Charles William (1820–1878), gun maker, the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, a gun maker, of 151 New Bond Street, London, and his wife, Mary, née Warrington, was born at 5 York Street, Portman Square, London, on 24 June 1820. He was educated at a private school and left at an early age to enter his father's factory, where he learned the business of a gun maker, and soon became a clever designer of models and a competent mechanic. The study of rifled projectiles and the construction of rifles was his chief pleasure, and he soon attained the highest skill as a rifle shot....

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