pepperbox


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pepperbox

A small cylindrical tower or turret resembling the shape of a pepperbox used to sprinkle ground pepper; often has a conical roof.
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33) Jack Dunlap, American British & Continental Pepperbox Firearms 16 (1964).
There were double-barreled examples and pepperbox revolvers to discharge multiple projectiles.
Proudfoot's diaries and a history by Londoner Leslie Rob Gray, Proudfoot to Pepperbox to Posterity (1833-1983), reveal that Proudfoot and his new friends among the settlers built a log house from which he would walk or ride a horse to his preaching stations.
She had her knees up, resting her wrists on them; the pepperbox muzzle of a flechette pistol emerged from her hands.
It's a pepperbox revolver that my Uncle Andrew gave me last year, and I've got it right here in this bundle.
These guns were so called because they feature the single barrel of a more standard-style revolver and yet they employ a mechanism common to a pepperbox.
Wesson was then hired by the Robbins & Lawrence to supervise the production of a pepperbox pistol under the watchful eye of shop foreman, Tyler Henry.
Due to the experience acquired on the chassis stability with previous developments, and to the adoption of an active recoil damping system together with a pepperbox type muzzle brake, company engineers hope to avoid the need for spades during firing, although they await trials before confirming this feature.
Kent County: * Dover Downs Racetrack south of Dover * Greenville * New Castle County: * Linden Hill * Sussex County: * Williamsville * Bunting * Jacobs Crossroads * Pepperbox * Ralphs * Concord
He had a big, old-fashioned pepperbox of a gun and a regular fancy outfit, washbowl and all.
the prolific inventor turned his attention to breech-loading percussion pistols, a revolver, pepperbox derringers and, with the association of Williams Hankins, an excellent .
They were a tad on the expensive side compared with the tried-and-true pepperbox, had a folding trigger and were even a bit difficult to work.