Revolving Rifle Gallery
& Savage Percussion Revolving Rifle
MILLER STYLE PERCUSSION REVOLVING RIFLE
Cal. about 46.
Billinghurst type with 24 7/8" stepped rnd bbl, homemade front sight
and fixed rear sight. It has the usual 7 shot cylinder converted from pill
lock to percussion. It has walnut stock and forearm with German silver
forend tip and lightly engraved lockplate, hammer, and tang as well as
around the receiver. It has a serpentine brass trigger guard, brass trigger
and semi-crescent buttplate. No markings whatsoever are visible and it
appears that the area where a name may have been was altered during the
period of use, probably to accommodate a rear sight.
Patent Revolving Rifle
& Brown Revolving Rifle
Billinghurst Revolving Rifle
Van Maele Pinfire Revolving Rifle
Marked Pinfire Revolving Carbine
Newton Revolving Percussion Carbine
Revolving Percussion Shotgun
JAQUITH REVOLVING RIFLE.
CAL. 45. SN: 31.
28-5/8" part oct bbl.
There are no marks on this rifle except the SN. Jaquith’s patent was
issued to him 12 July 1838,
one of the earliest revolver patents issued. It carried the number
832. He lived in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The 7-shot cylinder is mounted on top of the frame and the bottom chamber
is fired with an underhammer.
Sighting is accomplished through a hole in the center of the cylinder.
Only one other revolver was arranged like this in the percussion era
(Thomas Shaw, patent 24 December, 1861). Comes with biographical data
on Jaquith and his family.
Pictured in Vermont’s Gunsmiths and Gunmakers, pg 125-126.
& Brady Revolving Rifle
Whittier Revolving Rifle
CAL. 60. SN: 1.
36-1/4" part octagonal smoothbore bbl. Bbls for these rifles came with
or without rifling. German silver furniture with elongated engraved trigger
guard/grip with two triggers, the rear of which rotates the cylinder ,
cocks the hammer and the front fires the gun. The top strap & top tang
are also lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and the top flat
around the sight has matching patterns. The buttplate has an engraved tang
with engraved serpentine shaped added tang. The toe plate is 4-1/2" long,
very decorative with engraving and a tiny cap box. The right side of the
buttstock has an engraved German silver patch box with dbl pointed ends.
Zigzag lines on the periphery turn this large 6-shot cylinder. Otis W.
Whittier of Enfield, New Hampshire, 30 May 1837, patented this. The patent
number was 216, one of the earliest patents on a revolver. Only a few specimens
are known, all different. Marked "PATENT" at the rear of the upper tang.
The SN appears on the rear sight, the front of the cylinder, the side of
the receiver and the bottom of the bbl. The engraving on top of the frame
and rear of the bbl similar to that used by the Windsor makers, it was
possibly made in that area.
England Revolving Rifle.
Fields marked Revolving Percussion Carbine
Pieper Revolving Carbine
PANAMANIAN MADE DE LUGO REVOLVING RIFLE.
Cal. 22. SN None visible.
Most unusual little rifle with 19-1/2" rnd bbl, high front sight and
adjustable rear sight. It has an alloy receiver with integral revolving
cylinder that seems to have 21 chambers. The safety is a second trigger
inside the trigger guard which, when pulled to the rear, engages a notch
to prevent the trigger from being pulled. Pulling the knob at the rear
of the receiver, which manually rotates the cylinder, operates it. When
the knob is released it chambers a fresh round and ejects the spent casing
out a slot in the front. Loading is apparently affected by inserting a
live round into the exposed empty chamber. It has a long dark stained uncheckered
forearm and Bedouin style buttstock with wood buttplate that has a cartridge
block in the comb for 30 rnds. CONDITION: Appears to be fine (not knowing
what an original one should look like). Bbl is a silver-gray metal color
mixed with a light patina. Receiver and trigger guard are a light aluminum
color with casting flaws. Wood is sound and retains an even dark finish
that may be an old restoration with minor nicks and dings.
& Wesson Experimental Revolving Rifle
& Wesson Revolving Rifle
Patent Revolving Rifle
& Childs Percussion Revolving Rifle
Percussion Revolving Rifle
Patent Revolving Drum Rifle
Adams Revolving Rifle
.41 caliber rifle
Third Type Cochran Turret Rifle
SN 191. Cal. 38,
29-3/4" oct. barrel. Marked "COCHRANs / MANY / CHAMBERD / NON RECOIL
/ RIFLE" at the front of the top strap and "C.B. ALLEN / SPRINGFIELD /
MASS." at the rear. The 3-3/4" turret contains nice chambers and has a
protective brass star on the bottom attached with two screws. A German
silver plate on the bottom of the frame is more complicated than the one
on the earlier guns. A German silver reinforce also covers the top of the
star to eliminate the problem that appears on the earlier guns. The latch
is a turn screw with a large notch in it to allow use of the sights mounted
on the barrel. The barrel appears to have a sleeve to fit it to the frame.
The deluxe walnut stock has a German silver butt plate. It is marked "18
/ B.P." on the left side. This marking is thought to have been a Canadian
government marking, but no documentation has been found. CONDITION: Very
good overall. Brown patina on the barrel mixed with light surface rust.
The frame is generally gray with scattered areas of light pitting. There
is a flaw on the left side of the frame which does not affect the strength
of the gun. The stock has probably been re-varnished, but the checkering
is still sharp. The ramrod has been replaced. The bore is bright. Mechanically
Porter Revolving Rifle
Underhammer Percussion Turret Musket
Pinfire Revolver Carbine
Pinfire Revolving Rifle
Pinfire Revolving Rifle
SPANISH REVOLVING PINFIRE
. 20 ga. 22-1/2" oct bbl.
Marked "Orbie hermanos Eibar"
Revolving Pinfire Rifle
Patent Revolving Shotgun
Revolving Semiautomatic Shotgun
& Skinner Percussion Revolving Shotgun
Percussion Revolving Shotgun
Rotating Breech Rifle