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1850 Mass. Gen. Law, ch. 194 § 2, as codified in Mass. Gen. Stat., chap. 164 (1873) § 11


Any person who shall, within this State, hereafter manufacture, or cause to be manufactured, or sell, or expose for sale, any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, shall be punished therefor by a fine not less than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the common jail or house of correction, for a term not exceeding six months.