The ninth edition provides us with a fascinating historical overview of the progress from muzzle loader to breech loading
cartridge rifles, pistols and shotguns.
After their victory at nearby Isandhlwana, when a 20,000 Zulu army massacred 1,300 British and African soldiers, the Zulus had seized 1,000 Martini Henry breech loading
rifles and a large amount of ammunition.
Major Patrick Ferguson patented this breech loading
flintlock rifle in England in 1776.
8 oz.), breech loading
, single shot .54 caliber rifle combined a high rate of fire with excellent long range accuracy.
mechanisms have to be introduced, as do recoil mechanisms.
Rolling Block Press also offers Remington Breech Loading
Arms and Ammunition, 1875 edition.
As were Sepoy regiments in India, the CLIV were originally armed with Enfield rifled muskets, although by the mid-1870s they began receiving Snider-Enfield breech loading
As it turned out, the Mauser and most other breech loading
Zimmerstutzens are chambered for the long case to facilitate handling and loading the tiny cartridge.
1139--Ferguson's Improvement in Breech Loading
Nearly 150 years old, these are rare projectiles for Armstrong Breech Loading
Phil Kearny turned in their Civil War muskets and were issued the new Model 1866 breech loading