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Samuel Colt developed the first mass-produced, multi-shot, revolving firearms. Various revolving designs had been around for centuries, but precision parts couldn’t be made with available technologies. Colt was the first to apply Industrial Age machining tools to the idea. Mass production made the guns affordable. Reliability and accuracy made the Colt a favorite of soldiers and frontiersmen. The Colt depicted is a Third Model Dragoon percussion revolver ca. A Colt with such lavish decoration and gold inlay is extremely rare.

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The rifle is 7X65R cal. Also comes with a set of 20 ga shotgun bbls. These are all included in a case. The engraving on the frame is beautiful.

A beautiful double-barrelled flintlock pistol,dating: last quarter of the 18th Century provenance: Torino. A beautiful double-barrelled flintlock pistol,dating: last quarter of the 18th Century provenance: Torino.

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French flintlock pistol circa — A flintlock pistol circa — Ketland brass barrel smooth bore pistol common in Colonial America. Flintlock firing system of a French naval gun. Flintlock pistols were used as self-defense weapons and as a military arm. Their effective range was short, and they were frequently used as an adjunct to a sword or cutlass. Pistols were usually smoothbore although some rifled pistols were produced.

Dating from the Napoleonic wars, this rare pistol is in Excellent condition. Barrel is inches, the lock is marked Tower with for sale by redcoat on GunsAmerica –

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Antique Flintlock Rifles

The client wanted to finish it himself. The lock is amazingly quick, the trigger pull soft and easy. For safe, just push the cock away from the pan. It is a functionally elegant hunting rifle. It could also serve the British re-enactor, playing Sir Whatshisname Drummond touring the West during the fur trade days.

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Winchester Cartridge and Chamber Drawings Jane’s Ammunition Handbook V2 – Centerfire, Rimfire, Patent Ignition. V4 – Centerfire, Rimfire, Patent Ignition. Comprising a descriptive account of the patent central-fire breech-loader and its cartridge, the Daw-Jacob rifle and the Daw rifle sight, the improved double-action revolvers etc.. Reprint by Kingsmead Reprints. Single Shot’s Cartridge Handbook. De Hek, Willem Dirk. Part 2 – Identification, Headstamps, Projectile Tipcolours.

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Middle Eastern Weapons Click on image for a larger view. In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. Fine quality, band fastened, Native-made, watered steel,. Exposed mainspring and grooved-faced, squared-back frizzen of classic Cossack form. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Highly figured, molded and carved, Burl-Elmwood fullstock with a long and slender forestock, a delicately curved, wrist and a turned and carved, Horn Ball-type butt.

Mar 16,  · I picked up an old flintlock that I can’t seem to identify. I know a guy who is “in to” the old flintlocks (used to make them in Williamsburg, VA) and knows it was made in the ‘s for military use (and it has been used) and isn’t English, French or German. Anyone have a resource that can help me identify it? It’s got lot’s of ID marks but I get no hits on the internet.

An obsolete gunlock in which a flint fixed in the hammer produces a spark that ignites the charge. A firearm having this type of gunlock. An early type of firearm, using a spring-loaded flint to strike sparks into the firing pan. A lock for a gun or pistol, having a flint fixed in the hammer, which on striking the steel ignites the priming. A hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp. A gun-lock in which fire is produced by a flint striking the hammer, and igniting the priming in a receptacle called the pan.

The match-lock was superseded by the flint-lock, which is now superseded by the percussion-lock. A gun, especially a musket, having a flint-lock. My very serious muzzle loader friend who shoots the flintlock is into the loading process immediately after the shot with the precise movements of a brain surgeon. How many of you guys stick like religion to this ritual when hunting with a muzzleloader: First thing you do after you shoot you I used to muzzleload, had a TC Hawkin flintlock, as heavy as that barrel is it would take alot to burst it, dunno if “modern” muzzleloaders are as hefty or not, but I assume they are just for product liability reasons.

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CollectCollect this now for later marylou A very rare four barrelled flintlock pocket pistol by Richards provenance: A set of four, round, smooth, 10 m cal. Favorites CollectCollect this now for later katheryn Four barreled Indo-Persian flintlock pistol, possibly Indian or Ottoman, 19th century, the four barrels fully decorated in gold damascening with stylised foliate designs, the ivory grip with studded design 22cm.

CollectCollect this now for later evangelina A snaphaunce flintlock pistol by Ferretti:

A handgun is a short-barreled firearm designed to be fired with only one hand. The two most common handgun sub-types in use today are revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.. In the days before mass production, handguns were often considered a badge of office, much the same as a sword.

All these test have slightly diversified numbers because of different guns, men, targets but you get the idea. But again, that numbers show us only the full potential of early firearms. Lets see how good did they fare in battles. Muskets and arquebuses in real battles. Krenn, Kalaus and Hall, ibid. No one can deny that early modern firearms sometimes allowed feats of marksmanship.

He hit his target, and the unfortunate woman fell to the ground. But such accuracy was not norm of the day. Exceptional snipers were known in every army — even in 16th century they were often sent forward to skirmish with the enemy. In sieges such sharpshooters found even more glory, taking enemy soldiers and commanders from unbelievable lengths.

Bibliography of books on Cartridges or Ammunition

The Harpers Ferry arsenal built about four thousand which were highly prized by the officers lucky enough to be issued them. With a classic design dating back to the buccaneers and an abundance of brass furnishings, this handsome flintlock sidearm was nevertheless modern for its time, and sported a very accurate ten inch rifled barrel. Firing a grain round ball, and later a grain mini developed for the Civil War era rifles, its power approximates that of the 45 auto of today.

The fully functional replica of this historical legend is available for purchase in the black powder section under firearms. Where to Begin Although avoidance is paramount, self defense skills without a weapon are to be practiced, and physical fitness should be the cornerstone of survival training, I have limited my advanced instruction to the last resort of deadly force, the most efficient use of the handgun.

Elliot English Short Dragoon Flintlock Inert Pistol. Dating from around s. An English short light Dragoon pistol. With a 23cm barrel. For UK sales of inert pistols no licence is required. PLEASE NOTE: Delivery of this item may take up to 5 working days. For a more exact delivery date please contact us.

The flintlock mechanism, like the pendulum clock mechanism , is amazing from an innovation standpoint. This single device solved so many of the problems of the time, and it did so using the fairly primitive tools and technology already available then. The flintlock was quite an accomplishment! The basic goal of the flintlock is simple: To create this spark, the flintlock uses the “flint and steel” approach. The idea behind flint and steel is straightforward.

Flint is an amazingly hard form of rock. If you strike iron or steel with flint, the flint flakes off tiny particles of iron. The force of the blow and the friction it creates actually ignites the iron, and it burns rapidly to form Fe3O4. The sparks that you see are the hot specks of iron burning! If these sparks come near gunpowder, they will ignite it.

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Bibliography of books on Cartridges or Ammunition. Compiled by Jonathan Uhlman(updated December ) An explanatory note: This bibliography for the most part focuses upon ‘Primarily Cartridge Oriented’ works, and leaves many works where Cartridges are secondary or tertiary to the work off the attempt made to list each edition of a work, such as “Cartridges of the World”.

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Monday, April 30, An Early French Pistol By Brian Godwin In , the late Torsten Lenk, later Director of the Tojhusmuset in Copenhagen, published his monumental study on the flintlock and established a foundation by which most early flintlocks have since been identified and dated. Some dates applied by Lenk to the very earliest flintlocks have since been challenged and amended by later students but the study still remains of great importance and has been used in these notes to date the early pistol that is the subject of this article.

The subject pistol has a flintlock of the type that Dr.

4 days ago · A scarce Napoleonic era British Military Flintlock Officer’s Pistol known as the Long Sea-Service model. Dating from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Circa

Philadelphia Deringer made by Henry Deringer. The original Philadelphia Deringer was a single-shot muzzleloading percussion cap pistol introduced in , by Henry Deringer. In total, approximately 15, Deringer pistols were manufactured. Barrel length varied from 1. With the advent of metallic cartridges , pistols produced in the modern form still commonly called “derringers”. These pistols have barrels that pivoted sideways on the frame to allow access to the breech for reloading.

Moore would manufacture them until , when he sold out to National Arms Company which produced single shot. Colt continued to produce the.

Lorenzoni Repeating Flintlock Pistol