Revolving Longguns


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Cylinders



Colt Revolving Rifle Gallery



Matchlock Revolving Musket



Savage Revolving Rifle



North & 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.



Bunge Revolving Rifle



Lindner Patent Revolving Rifle



Morris & Brown Revolving Rifle


William Billinghurst Revolving Rifle



Jean Van Maele Pinfire Revolving Rifle




Holland Marked Pinfire Revolving Carbine



Thomas Newton Revolving Percussion Carbine



Collier 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.



Warner Revolver Rifle





Noble & 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.



New England Revolving Rifle.



W.B. Fields marked Revolving Percussion Carbine



H. 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.





Revolving Rifle,ca1865




Smith & Wesson Experimental Revolving Rifle



Smith & Wesson Revolving Rifle



Leavitt Patent Revolving Rifle



Nichols & Childs Percussion Revolving Rifle




European Revolving Rifle




Cogswell Percussion Revolving Rifle




Remington Revolving Rifles



Halls Patent Revolving Drum Rifle




Deane Adams Revolving Rifle




Roper  .41 caliber rifle




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Turret 



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 excellent.



WP Porter Revolving Rifle



English Underhammer Percussion Turret Musket



Daniels Turret Rifle





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Pinfire Cylinders



Lefacheaux Pinfire Revolver Carbine



Francotte Pinfire Revolving Rifle



Francotte-Jansen Pinfire Revolving Rifle



SPANISH REVOLVING PINFIRE SHOTGUN. NSN
. 20 ga. 22-1/2" oct bbl. Marked "Orbie hermanos Eibar"



20-Shot Revolving Pinfire Rifle


 




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Shotguns


Barrett Patent Revolving Shotgun





Roper Revolving Shotgun



Becker Revolving Semiautomatic Shotgun



North & Skinner Percussion Revolving Shotgun




Unmarked Revolving Shotgun



Unmarked Percussion Revolving Shotgun



 




Types
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Turret
Rotating Breech
Pinfire
Shotgun
 



Rotating Breech




Flintlock Rotating Breech Rifle 



The Yellow-Fire Matchlock



Three-Barrel Matchlock




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Turret
Rotating Breech
Pinfire
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