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FLINTLOCK REVOLVER !
« on: November 28, 2019, 10:32:11 AM »
FLINTLOCK REVOLVER !

Collier Second Model Five-Shot Flintlock Revolver
ca. 1820
Patented by Elisha Haydon Collier

The Collier pistol’s design was far ahead of its time. Its technology, construction, and appearance anticipated Colt percussion revolvers that were developed and manufactured in the United States two decades later. Patented in England on November 24, 1818 by Elisha Collier, an American engineer from Boston living in London, the mechanism features a hand-rotated five-shot cylinder and a priming powder magazine incorporated into the steel. Collier himself was not a gunsmith and did not invent the action. The action was originally conceived by Captain Artemas Wheeler (1781–1845) of Concord, Massachusetts, who patented it in the United States on June 10, 1818. Collier held the rights to manufacture and sell it in England, and his patent made improvements to Wheeler’s design.

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Re: FLINTLOCK REVOLVER !
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 08:04:26 PM »
 :hairy WOW! Where do you go to keeping coming up with this info. You are like an encylopedia... :lol sign I am always amazed at the new information y0u keep posting. I had never heard of a flintlock revolver. Don't stop! :applaud :applaud :applaud
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Re: FLINTLOCK REVOLVER !
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 06:00:43 PM »
Louis Lamour had one of his lead characters use a Collier pistol in his book entitled River's West. The cylinder was turned by hand. The book took place in 1830 I think. Jean Talon was the characters name. He was a shipwright from Quebec, Canada traveling to Pittsburg and then St Louis, Mo, to build Steamboats, save damsels in distress and defeat the schemes of a madman. LOL.

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Re: FLINTLOCK REVOLVER !
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 07:36:09 PM »
One thing for sure. the pistol was not meant to be "fanned".   :luff: :luff: :luff:
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