Colt Wells Fargo Model 1849 Percussion Cap Pistol

Colt Wells Fargo Model 1849 Percussion Cap Pistol

Marstar Canada - Tin for Revolver Percussion Caps (PT-AC605)

Marstar Canada - Tin for Revolver Percussion Caps (PT-AC605)

#11 Percussion Cap Maker – Sharpshooter 22LR Reloader

#11 Percussion Cap Maker

#11 Percussion Cap Maker – Sharpshooter 22LR Reloader

peashooter85:  The Greene Breechloading Bolt Action Rifle  Inspired by the Prussian Dreyse needlefire rifle the Greene rifle was a single shot bolt action breechloading rifle that saw limited use during the American Civil War. Invented by Lt. Col. J. Durrel Greene in 1857 the Greene rifle was the first American bolt action military rifle and the only underhammer percussion rifle that ever saw official military service. The Greene rifle fired a .54 caliber combustible paper cartridge. The…

“ The Greene Breechloading Bolt Action Rifle, Inspired by the Prussian Dreyse needlefire rifle, the Greene rifle was a single shot bolt action breechloading rifle that saw limited use.

1792 Contract Rifle; issued to riflemen in the Whiskey Rebellion, Gen. Wayne's  1794 Ohio Campaign and may have been carried on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

issued to riflemen in the Whiskey Rebellion, Gen. Wayne's 1794 Ohio Campaign and may have been carried on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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British drills of the time required soldiers to bite open the cartridge, pour the gunpowder contained within down the barrel, ram the cartridge down the barrel, remove the ram-rod, bring the rifle to the ready, set the sights, add a percussion cap, present the rifle, and fire. Musketry books also recommended that, "Whenever the grease around the bullet appears to be melted away, or otherwise removed from the cartridge, the sides of the bullet should be wetted in the mouth...

British drills of the time required soldiers to bite open the cartridge, pour the gunpowder contained within down the barrel, ram the cartridge down the barrel, remove the ram-rod, bring the rifle to the ready, set the sights, add a percussion cap, present the rifle, and fire. Musketry books also recommended that, "Whenever the grease around the bullet appears to be melted away, or otherwise removed from the cartridge, the sides of the bullet should be wetted in the mouth...

Full-Stock Indian Percussion Rifle from the Jim Richie Collection (4/26 and 4/27 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction )

Full-Stock Indian Percussion Rifle from the Jim Richie Collection and - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction )

1807 A Scottish clergyman, Alexander Forsyth, invents the percussion cap to help in his pursuit of wildfowl

1807 A Scottish clergyman, Alexander Forsyth, invents the percussion cap to help in his pursuit of wildfowl

Hatfield rifle half-stock percussion cap muzzleloader black powder

Hatfield rifle half-stock percussion cap muzzleloader black powder

Lehigh Valley Attributed Flintlock Long Rifle with Relief Carved and Silver…

Lehigh Valley Attributed Flintlock Long Rifle with Relief Carved and Silver…

Pair of Norman &.  Sons Percussion cap locks for black powder shotgun or pistol. Both in a lovely condition and fully working.

Pair of Norman and Sons Percussion Cap Locks for black powder shotgun or pistol.

Percussion Cap

Original percussion caps in British Flint and Percussion Long Arms and Single-Shot Pistols Forum

The percussion cap box shown here was made at the Confederate States Arsenal located in Selma, Alabama. The Selma Arsenal was a huge manufacturing facility. It produced everything from cannon to percussion caps. Though it must have produced thousands of cap boxes, only a very few of their marked examples survive.

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A Brief History of Matches and Lighters - The Magic Pocket Lamp is introduced in 1889. It has a fusee and uses percussion caps (think toy cap pistols) on a cardboard disc to ignite a gasoline soaked fusee (a wick, if you please). This is another step closer to the "modern" pocket lighter as we know it. This was likely a very noisy lighter, so anyone would know when you were lighting up!

History of Lighters

The French Tulle Fusil-de-Chasse is a musket that was used during the French and Indian war. Mostly used by the french, this musket is lightweight which is perfect because the British and French were...

The French Tulle Fusil-de-Chasse is a musket that was used during the French and Indian war. Mostly used by the french, this musket is lightweight which is perfect because the British and French were.

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