84) Most of the 20,000 Prussian troops were equipped with Dreyse
needle guns, while the Austrians had muzzle loaders.
, Reichsbank vice president, to Harrison, 10 July 1931, Harrison Papers.
Like the Dreyse
carbine, it was a dramatically attenuated version of the infantry rifle--more of a long pistol then a short rifle.
While Chassepot's rifle also fired a self-contained, combustible cartridge, it differed greatly from the Dreyse
In the aftermath of the Seven Weeks War, the army came to the conclusion that the cause of its humiliation was that the Prussians had been armed with the breechloading Dreyse
The MG13 was the Wehrmacht's first true light machine gun and was built on radically modified Dreyse
Although victorious, the German armies carrying the outdated Dreyse
needle gun were up against the French Chassepot with a range twice that of the Prussian rifle.
came up with an early self-contained paper cartridge chambered in rifles and pistols, and Hunt's "Rocket Ball," which involved a hollowed-out lead bullet containing powder and primer, was used in the early Volcanic "volition" repeaters, but it appeared later than the pinfire.
A: The 7,62mm Model 1907 Dreyse
auto pistol was not invented by Nikolaus von Dreyse
(who died in 1867), but named after him as a sort of tribute.
While superior in almost every way to the Dreyse
, the French did not have enough of them when the Franco-Prussian War erupted in 1870.
Both rifles shot about 12 inches high (a common phenomenon I have noted with other military rifles of this period), the Dreyse
giving a best 50-yard, rested spread of 21/2 inches with three holes touching and the Chassepot 2% inches.
The Vetterli incorporated, in concept, the side loading port, tubular magazine and cartridge lifter of the Winchester Model 1866: the turning bolt of the Dreyse
needle gun with the locking lugs of the Greene/Chassepot.