Manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms or W H Davenport for H & G Lipscomb & Co. The Davenport product will include the patent date Aug 11 '96.
The breech-loading rifle was invented by Captain Patrick Ferguson of Pitfours, Scotland, hence the Ferguson rifle.
Need detailed description of all markings on weapon.
He wasn't American, he was a Scot. The breech-loading rifle was invented by Captain Patrick Ferguson of Pitfours, Scotland, hence the Ferguson rifle.
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Breech loading firearms can be reloaded much more quickly, they can be reloaded when moving, and they are easy to reload when lying down. The muzzleloader must be loaded when standing upright.
About the time of the American Civil War- in the 1860s. The Spencer was a cartridge firing, breech loading, rifled repeater. The Burnside used a metal cartridge and a tape primer. The Sharps (as in Sharpshooter) used a paper cartridge, but was a breech loader. One breech loader saw limited use by a few British soldiers during the American revolution- the Howe. It was a flintlock, but loaded from the breech.
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It was invented in 1851 by Edward Maynard
The Ferguson Rifle
Browning has made one in the past
The breech loading musket and later, the rifle.
Mostly European makers.
Usually just below the loading breech.
If there are any they usually are on the barrel close to the loading breech or above the trigger.
A lot! Breech loading simply means loaded from the rear of the barrel, instead of the muzzle. There are "trapdoor" rifles, top break, bolt action, lever action, autoloading, pumps, "twist" action, and a few others that did not really work out.
Not just the US, but all military forces- for the first time, you could fire and reload quickly- while not standing up! Breech loading firearms meant a rifleman could fire from cover, and not while standing exposed to enemy fire.
The numbers probably aren't important, but the manufacturer, trade name, and/or model ID are before we can give you any information. Is it a muzzle-loading or breech-loading gun? And are the hammers behind the barrels or mounted on the sides?
You will need a .177 caliber cleaning rod to push the pellet back into the loading breech from the barrel.
No published history on the company.
The vast majority of weapons at Gettysburg were muzzle loading percussion cap rifles. The artillery was rifled, muzzle loading, lanyard fired cannon. The Union cavalry used breech loading Sharps carbines, for the most part.
The main infantry weapon on both sides was the muzzle loading percussion cap rifle. Artillery was also rifled. The Union cavalry used breech loading Sharps carbines.
No. Enlisted men had muskets and later breech-loading carbines.
The main infantry weapon on both sides was the muzzle loading percussion cap rifle. The main artillery piece as a rifled, muzzle loading cannon. Union cavalry troops used a breech loading Sharps carbine, for the most part.
What you are asking about is a Model 1885. Depending upon when exactly it was made (the serial number will tell us that), it should be marked either "30 U.S." or "30 ARMY".