Revolvers

1814-03-09
Patent: Thompson

Patent: Thompson

Britain 3784 AD. 1814 № 3784. Fire-arms. THOMSON’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, I, Javes Tuownsox, of Colebrook Terrace, Islington, in the County of Middlesex, Merchant, send greeting. WHEREAS His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of His most Excellent..Read More

1818-11-24
Patent: Elisha Collier

Patent: Elisha Collier

British 4315 Collier patent description. A. D. 1818 November 24. No 4315 Improvements of fire-arms of various descriptions; which improvement is also applicable to “cannon.” The Specification and drawings describe a flint-lock revolver, with a single barrel; the chambers are made of separate cylinders, fastened together or bored out of..Read More

1819-08-05

Patent: Cornelius Coolidge

France 969 5 août 1819. BREVET D’INVENTION DE CINQ ANS, Pour une arme à feu propre à tirer plusieurs coups, de suite sans qu’il soit besoin de la recharger, Au sieur Cornélius COOLIDGE, à Boston, Etats-Unis d’Amérique, Explication des figures Pl. 8 º., fig 1re. PISTOLET monté pour tirer plusieurs..Read More

1822-06-26

Patent: Lee

France 1429 26 juin 1823. BREVET D’IMPORTATION ET DE PERFECTIONNEMENT DE CINQ ANS (Déchu par Ordonnance du Roi du 16 septembre 1825), Pour une arme à feu à chambres tournantes, avec laquelle on peut tirer d’une manière prompte et sûre plusieurs coups successifs, Au sieur LÉE (William Elliot), de Londres...Read More

1823-01-22
1826-11-10

Patent: Le Lyon

France 1949 10 novembre 1826. BREVET D’INVENTION DE CINQ ANS, Pour une carabine tournante, à quatre coups, ne portant qu’un seul canon, et pouvant à volonté servir de fusil en adaptant un canon à l’emplacement de celui de la carabine, Au sieur LE LYON (Jacques-Philippe), arquebusier, à Versailles, département de..Read More

1830-01-05
1833-06-29
Patent: David Colburn

Patent: David Colburn

US 7620X UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. DAVID G. COLBURN, OF CANTON, VAN BUREN, NEW YORK, IMPROVEMENT IN GUNS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent dated June 29, 1833. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, DAVID G. COLBURN, of the village of Canton, town of Van..Read More

1835-04-13
Patent: I Dodds

Patent: I Dodds

Britain 6826 AD. 1835 № 6826. Locks and Breeches of Fire-arms; Combining several Barrels in One Piece of Artillery; and Machinery for Boring Cannon, &c. DODDS’ SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, I, Isaac Dobbs, of Hoxley Iron Works, in the Parish of Tipton, in the County..Read More

1835-10-22
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

British Patent No. 6909 Practical revolving firearm, repeated in US patent of 1836 Patent for Certain Improvements Applicable to Fire Arms, No. 6909, granted to Samuel Colt by His Majesty’s Patent Office in United Kingdom, October 22, 1835. The first practical revolving firearm (a revolver with a mechanically rotating cylinder)..Read More

1836-02-25
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

US Patent 9430X Revolver and Revolving Rifle   UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. 943OX SAMUEL COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent dated February 25, 1836. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SAMUEL COLT, of Hartford, in the county of..Read More

1836-04-13
Patent: B. and B. M. Darling

Patent: B. and B. M. Darling

US 9591x April 13, 1836 Barton Darling and Benjamin Darling. Bellingham, Mass Letters Patent The Orhedules refused to me thres Letters Patent and making part of this same: containing a description in the scords of this & might Barton Darling and Benjamin Darling. Ther seboas of this “improvement in pistols..Read More

1836-04-27
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

France 6776 10610 BREVET D’IMPORTATION DE QUINZE ANS en date du 27 avril 1836, Au sieur Colt (Samuel), de New- York, Pour des perfectionnements dans la construction des armes à feu. L’invention consiste à adapter ou à appliquer des leviers, des tiroirs ou pièces coulantes, des plaques, des ressorts, un..Read More

1837-01-19
Patent: Moses Poole

Patent: Moses Poole

British 7486 Specification of the Patent granted to Moses Poole, of the Patent Office, Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, for Improvements in Ordnance and Fire Arms.— Sealed January 19, 1837. WITH AN ENGRAVING. To all to whom these presents shall come, &c. &c.— Now know ye, that..Read More

1837-04-28
Patent: J. W. Cochran

Patent: J. W. Cochran

US 188 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 188, dated April 28, 1837. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, John W. Cochran, of the city of New York, in the State of New York, have invented..Read More

1837-04-29
Patent: Daniel Leavitt

Patent: Daniel Leavitt

US 182 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. DANIEL LEAVITT, OF CABOTVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLNDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming art of Letters Patent No. 182, dated April 29, 1837. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Daniel Leavitt, of Cabotville, in the county of Hampden and State of..Read More

1837-05-30
Patent: Otis W. Whittier

Patent: Otis W. Whittier

US 216 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. OTIS W. WHITTIER, OF ENIFIELD, NEW HAMPSEIIRE. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 216, dated May 30, 1837. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Otis W. Whittier, of Enfield, in the county of Grafton..Read More

1837-08-31
Patent: Silas Day

Patent: Silas Day

US 364 United States Patent Office SILAS DAY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y. IMPROVEMENT IN SELF LOADING AND PRIMING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 364, dated August 3l, 1837. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SILAS DAY, of the city, county, and..Read More

1838-02-15
Patent: Haviland & Bennett

Patent: Haviland & Bennett

US 603 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. E. A. BENNETT AND F. P. HAVILAND, OF WATERVILLE, MAINI; SAID HAVIIAND ASSIGNOR TO AMASA PAINE. IMPROVEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF MANY-CHAMBERED FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent, No. 608 dated February 16, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known..Read More

1838-03-20

Patent: Hall

France 9223 REVET D’IMPORTATION DE DIX ANS en date du 20 mars 1838, Au sieur HALL (Moody- March), à Cornish (États-Unis), Pour un cylindre tournant applicable aux canons des armes à feu. L’invention consiste dans un cylindre tournant mobile sur un pivot qui s’adapte aux armes à feu de toute..Read More

1838-04-05
Patent: Henry Daniels and Charles Daniels

Patent: Henry Daniels and Charles Daniels

US 677 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HENRY DANIELS AND CHAS. DANIELS, OF CHESTER, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING OR MANY-CHAMBERED FIRE-ARMS. pecification forming part of Letters Patent No. 677, dated April 5, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, HENRY DANIELS AND CHARLES DANIELS, of Chester,..Read More

1838-04-21
Patent: Theodore F. Strong

Patent: Theodore F. Strong

US 698 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. THEO. F. STRONG, OF NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 69s, dated April 21, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Theodore F. Strong, of Northampton, in the county of Hampshire and..Read More

1838-04-24
Patent: Rufus Nichols & Edward Childs

Patent: Rufus Nichols & Edward Childs

USA 707 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. RUFUS NICHOLS AND EDWARD CHILDS, OF CONWAY, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS, Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 20, dated April 24, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Rufus Nichols and Edward Childs, of Conway, in the..Read More

1838-04-25
Patent: Mighill Nutting

Patent: Mighill Nutting

USA 713 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. MIGHILL NUTTING, OF PORTLAND, MAINE. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 713, dated April 25, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Mighill Nutting, of Portland, in the State of Maine, have invented certain..Read More

1838-07-12
Patent: Elijah Jacquith

Patent: Elijah Jacquith

US 832 United States Patent Office ELIJAH JAQUITH, OF BRATTLEBOROUGH, VERMOUNT IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 832, dated July 12, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, ELIJAH JAQUITH, of Brattleborough, in the county of Windham and State of..Read More

1838-07-20
1839-04-09
Patent: G Stocker & J Bentley

Patent: G Stocker & J Bentley

Britain 8024 A.D. 1839 № 8024 Fire-arms. STOCKER AND BENTLEY’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, we, George Stocker and Joseph Bentley, both of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, send greeting. WHEREAS Her most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria, by Her Letters Patent under the Great Seal..Read More

1839-04-25
Patent: David Edwards

Patent: David Edwards

USA 1134 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. DAVID EDWARDS, OF ZANESVILLE, OHIO. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent-No. 1, 34, dated April 25, 1839. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, David Edwards, of Morgan county, in the State of Ohio, have invented a..Read More

1839-08-29
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

US patent 1304 Revolver and Revolving rifle UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAMUEL COLT, OF PATERSON, NEWJERSEY. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS AND IN THE APPARATUS USED THEREWITH. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 6,384, dated August 29, 1839. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SAMUEL COLT,..Read More

1840-01-21
Patent: J R Cooper

Patent: J R Cooper

Britain 8347 AD. 1840 №8347. Fire-arms and Balls to be used therewith. COOPER’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, I, Joseph Rock Cooper, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, send greeting. WHEREAS Her present most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria, by Her letters Patent under-the..Read More

1840-05-02
1840-05-22

Patent: Prélat

France 10339 BREVET D’INVENTION DE DIX ANS en date du 22 mai 1840, Au sieur PRÉLAT (Joseph-François), à Paris, Pour une arme à feu à plusieurs coups. Cette arme, après avoir été chargée et amorcée, fonctionne par la seule pression de la détente; elle est d’une construction neuve, simple et..Read More

1840-06-06
1840-06-25

Patent: Prélat

10339 add 25 juin 1840. BREVET D’ADDITION ET DE PERFECTIONNEMENT. L’arme, après avoir été chargée, fonctionne par la seule pression de la détente. Pl. 40°, fig. 2°. En pressant la détente g, qui forme, à l’intérieur, un angle droit, elle entraîne dans sa course l’échappement c. Cette pièce d’échappement est..Read More

1840-07-21
1841-07-12

Patent: Wild

France 6625 BREVET D’INVENTION DE DIX ANS en date du 12 juillet 1841 (déchu par ordonnance du roi, le 10 septembre 1844), Au sieur WILD (JeanJacques), à Zurich, Pour un système d’armes à feu rayées. Ce système consiste principalement dans l’interception de l’évent (terme d’artillerie), dans l’âme du canon, par..Read More

1841-08-21
Patent: J C Huart

Patent: J C Huart

Belgium 2012

1841-10-14
Patent: Moses Poole

Patent: Moses Poole

Britain 9119 AD. 1841 № 9119 Revolving Breeches of Fire-arms. POOLE’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, I, Moses Poole, of Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, send greeting. WHEREAS Her present most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria, by Her Letters Patent under the Great Seal..Read More

1844-10-11
1845-04-16
Patent: Ethan Allen

Patent: Ethan Allen

US 3998 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ETHAN ALLEN, OF NORWICH, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN PISTOLS AND OTHER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 3998, dated April 16, 1845. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, ETHAN ALLEN, of Norwich, in State of Connecticut, have invented..Read More

1845-05-02

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 828 BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 2 mai 1845, Pour des pistolets se chargeant par la culasse. A l’exemple des fusils qui se chargent par la cu-lasse, on a aussi cherché à construire des pistolets qui pussent se charger de même. Mais, de tous les pro-cédés..Read More

1845-05-14
Patent: C J Smith

Patent: C J Smith

Britain 10667 AD. 1845 № 10,667. Fire-arms and Apparatus to be used therewith. SMITH’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME GREETING, I, the said Charles James Smith, of Whittall Street, Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, send greeting. WHEREAS Her most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria, by Her..Read More

1845-06-11

Patent: Pidault & Gauthiez

France 963 BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 11 juin 1845, Aux sieurs PIDAULT et GAUTHIEZ, à Paris, Pour une platine de fusil. Pl. XII. Cette platine, par son extrême simplicité, est supérieure à toutes celles qui fonctionnent aujourd’hui dans l’armée. Quant à l’amorçoir, il se compose de..Read More

1846-02-07
Patent: Lefaucheux

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 1371-1 Addition Brevet d’Invention sans garantie du Gouvernement. Le Ministre Secrétaire d’état au Département de l’Agriculture et du Commerce, Vu la loi du 5 juillet 1844; Vu le procès-verbal dressé le 7 février 1846, à 12 heures 10 minutes, au Secrétariat général de la Préfecture du département delafine et..Read More

1846-05-25
Patent: Lefaucheux

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 1371-1 Additional CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 25 mai 1846. Fig. 13 à 16, pl. XLVI. A, la crosse et le mécanisme. B, la noix à laquelle la tige à plate-forme est fixée au moyen de vis. C, les canons tournants. La pièce B est celle sur laquelle il..Read More

1847-08-13

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 1371 – Addition CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 13 août 1847. Les nouveaux perfectionnements que je viens d’ap-porter aux armes à feu, et pour lesquels je désire obtenir un 3 certificat d’addition à mon brevet pri-mitif du 2 mai 1845, sont relatifs, d’une part, aux fusils qui se chargent..Read More

1847-10-02
Patent: L. H. Gibbs

Patent: L. H. Gibbs

US 5316 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. L. H. GIBBS, OF OBERLIN, OHIO. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 5,316, dated October 2, 1847. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Lucius H. Gibbs, of Oberlin, in the county of Lorain and State..Read More

1847-11-12

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 1371 Add CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 12 novembre 1847. Ces nouvelles combinaisons sont relatives, d’une part, à la confection des cartouches, et, de l’autre, au moyen de les enflammer. La figure 24 montre la nouvelle disposition que j’ai adoptée pour l’inflammation intérieure des car-touches. On reconnaît, à son..Read More

1848-02-02

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 1371 Add CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 2 février 1848. Les nouvelles combinaisons de cartouches, que je désire comprendre dans mon titre primitif du 2 mai 1845, se rattachent à la fois à l’inflammation inté-rieure de ces dernières et à leur mise en feu. La figure 41 est la..Read More

1848-03-11

Patent: Pidault

France 3621 BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 11 mars 1848, Au sieur PIDAULT, à Paris, Pour un nouveau système d’arme à feu, consistant dans la simplification de la platine et de l’amorçoir. Depuis que l’on a reconnu les immenses avantages des armes à percussion, on a constamment..Read More

1848-10-24

Patent: Samuel Colt

US 138-RE124 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAMUEL COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 138, dated February 25, 1836; Reissue No. 124, dated October 24, 1848. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SAMUEL COLT, of the city..Read More

1849-05-15
Patent: Jacob Post

Patent: Jacob Post

USA 6453 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JACOB POST, OF NEW ARK, NEW JERSEY. IMPROVED LOCK FOR FIRE ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 6,453, dated May 15, 1849. To all who, it may concern: Be it known that I, Jacob Post, of the town of Newark, in the..Read More

1849-06-20
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

Britain 12668 A.D. 1849 N° 12,668. Revolving Fire-arms. COLT’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME I, SAMUEL COLT, of Trafalgar Square, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, send greeting. WHEREAS Her present most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria, by Her Royal Letters Patent under the Great Seal of..Read More

1849-07-26
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

France 8611 (4641) BREVET D’INVENTION (Patente anglaise du 10 mai 1849) En date du 26 juillet 1849, Au sieur COLT, des États-Unis d’Amérique, Pour de nouveaux perfectionnements apportés à la construction des armes à feu. Ces perfectionnements se rapportent aux armes à plusieurs coups. Pl. XXXII. Fig. 8, vue de..Read More

1849-08-25

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 1371 Add CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 25 août 1849. Les différents certificats d’addition à notre brevet d’invention du a mai 1845 contiennent la description des divers perfectionnements qui se rapportent aux cartouches, par rapport aux changements que nous leur avons fait subir en raison de leur application aux..Read More

1849-08-28
Patent: Edwin Wesson

Patent: Edwin Wesson

US 6669 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. EDWIN WESSON, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT; EDWIN G. RIPLEY, ADMINISTRATOR. METHOD OF CONNECTING THE HAMMER WITH THE CYLINDER OF A REVOLVING FIRE-ARM. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 6,669, dated August 28, 1849. To whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Edwin..Read More

1849-09-20
Patent: Joseph Rock Cooper

Patent: Joseph Rock Cooper

British 12781 COOPER’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME. I, Joseph Rock Cooper, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun an

1849-10-11
Patent: F. Gueury

Patent: F. Gueury

Belgium 4883

1850-03-28
Patent: Hans Iversen

Patent: Hans Iversen

US 7218 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. HANS IVERSEN, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING-BREECH FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,218, dated March 26, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Hans Iversen, of the city of New York, gunsmith, a native..Read More

1850-04-02
1850-04-13
Patent: Roche

Patent: Roche

France Brevet d’Invention sous garantie du Gouvernement, Le Ministre de l’Agriculture et du Commerce, Du la loi du 5 juillet 1844; Du le procès-verbal degli la 13 avril 1850, à 3 hours 5 minutes, au Secrétariat général de la Préfecture du département du Rhône et constatant le dépôt fait par..Read More

1850-04-16
1850-04-23
Patent: D. H. Chamberlain

Patent: D. H. Chamberlain

US 7300 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. DEXTER H. CHAMBERLAIN, OF BOSTON, ASSIGNOR TO THOMAS J. WHITTEMORE, OF CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMED METHOD OF ATTACHING CYLINDERS IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,300, dated April 23, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I,..Read More

1850-04-26
1850-07-09
Patent: George Leonard Jr.

Patent: George Leonard Jr.

US 7493 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GEO. LEONARD, JR., OF SHREWSBURY, MASSACHUSSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING-HAMMER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,493. dated July 9, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, the undersigned, George Leonard, Jr., of Shrewsbury, in the county of..Read More

1850-07-23
1850-08-10
Patent: D J Gilson

Patent: D J Gilson

Belgium 5426

1850-08-13

Patent: Jacob Pecare And Josiah. M. Smith

US 6925-RE172 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. J. PECARE AND J. M. SMITH, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 6,925, dated December 4, 1849; Reissue No. 172, dated August 13, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Jacob Pecare and..Read More

1850-08-13
Patent: Jacob Pecare

Patent: Jacob Pecare

US 6925 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JACOB PECARE AND JOSIAH M. SMITH, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVED CONCEALED TRIGGER FOR FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent, No. 6,925 dated December 4, 1849. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Jacob Pecare and Josiah. M. Smith,..Read More

1850-08-27
Patent: Nathan Cook

Patent: Nathan Cook

US 7596 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. NATHAN B. COOK, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. IMPROVED LOCK FOR FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,596, dated August 27, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Naruan B. Coox, of the city of Chicago, in the county..Read More

1850-09-03
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

US 7613 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAML. COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,613, dated September 3, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Samuel Colt, of Hartford city and county, in the State of Connecticut,..Read More

1850-09-10

Patent: Samuel Colt

US Patent 7629 Cylinder stops, safety pins, fouling grooves on arbor UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAMUEL COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING CHAMBERED FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7629, dated September 10, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SAMUEL COLT,..Read More

1850-11-05
1850-11-26
Patent: Joshua Stevens

Patent: Joshua Stevens

USA 7802 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSHUA STEVENS, OF CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN LOCKING APPARATUS OF REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,8022, dated November 26, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Joshua Stevens, of Chicopee, in the county of Hampden..Read More

1851-01-07
Patent: James Warner

Patent: James Warner

US 7894 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JAMES WARNER, OF SPRING FIELD, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVED MEANS FOR REVOLVING THE BREECHES OF REPEATING FREARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,894, dated January 7, 1851. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, James Warner, of Springfield, in the..Read More

1851-01-07
Patent: Stanhope W. Maston

Patent: Stanhope W. Maston

US 7887 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. S. W. MARSTON, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVED FLY TUMBLER LOCK FOR FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,887, dated January 7, 1851. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Stanhope W. Marston, a gunsmith and native of..Read More

1851-02-24
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

British 13527 Specification of the Patent granted to Robert Adams, of King William-street, in the City of London, Gun Maker, for Improvements in Rifles arid other Fire-arms.—Sealed February 24, 1851.—(Partly Communication.) WITH AN ENGRAVING. To all to whom these presents shall come, &c., &c.— The invention consists, First, of improvements..Read More

1851-07-15
Patent: James Warner

Patent: James Warner

US 8229 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JAMES WARNER, OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING-BREECH FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 8,229, dated July 15, 1851. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, James Warner, of Springfield, county of Hampden, State of Massachusetts, have invented..Read More

1851-09-18
Patent: R. Adams

Patent: R. Adams

Belgium 5926

1851-10-07
Patent: Joshua Stevens

Patent: Joshua Stevens

US 8412 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSEHUA STEVENS, OF CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO MASSACEHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING-BREECH PISTOLS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 8,442, dated October 7, 1851. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Joshua Stevens, of Chicopee, in the county..Read More

1852-03-03
Patent: George Kufahl

Patent: George Kufahl

Britain 13994 A.D. 1852 № 13,994 Needle Guns. KUFAHLS SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, I, George Leopold Ludwig Kufahl, of Christopher Street, Finsbury, London, Engineer, send greeting. WHEREAS Her present most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria hy Her Royal Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of the..Read More

1852-03-20
Patent: W W Richards

Patent: W W Richards

Britain 14027 AD.1852 № 14,027. Fire-arms, and Projectiles, &c., to be used therewith. RICHARDS’ SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, I, William Westley Richards; of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, send greeting. WHEREAS Her present most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria, by Her Royal Letters..Read More

1852-06-01
Patent: Henry S. North and Chauncey D. Skinner

Patent: Henry S. North and Chauncey D. Skinner

Patent 8982 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. HENRY S. NORTH, OF MIDDLETOWN, AND CHAUNCEY D. SKINNER, OF HADDAM, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING BREECH FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 8,982 dated June 1, 1852. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Henry S. North, of..Read More

1852-09-15
1852-10-01
Patent: Thomas Hunt

Patent: Thomas Hunt

British 125 A.D. 1852 N° 125. Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to Thomas Hunt, of Leman Street, in the County of Middlesex, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “Improvements In Fire-Arms.” Sealed the 12th January 1853, and dated the 1st October 1852. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Thomas Hunt at the..Read More

1852-10-01
Patent: W Moore and W Harris

Patent: W Moore and W Harris

British 69 A.D. 1852 N° 69 Repeating Pistols and Rifles. LETTERS PATENT to William Moore, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, and William Harris, of Birmingham, aforesaid, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “An IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING PISTOLS AND RIFLES.” Sealed the 30th March 1853, and dated..Read More

1852-10-11
Patent: Auguste Edouard Loradoux Bellford

Patent: Auguste Edouard Loradoux Bellford

British 329 Lever cocking revolver LETTERS PATENT to Auguste Edouard Loradoux Bedford, of 16, Castle Street, Holborn, in tlie City of London, Patent Agent, for the Invention of “ Improvements xir the Construction of Revolving ok Repeating Fire-arms.”—A communication. Sealed the 6th April 1853, and dated the 11th October 1852...Read More

1852-10-30
Patent: R A Brooman

Patent: R A Brooman

Britain 583 AD. 1852 № 583. Revolving Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to Richard Archibald Broomar, of the firm of J. C. Robertson and Company, of 166, Fleet Street,in the City of London, Patent Agents, for the Invention of “Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.”— A communication Sealed the 23rd April 1853, and dated..Read More

1852-11-10

Patent: Church

France 8611 (4641) BREVET D’INVENTION (Patente anglaise du 10 mai 1849) En date du 26 juillet 1849, Au sieur COLT, des États-Unis d’Amérique, Pour de nouveaux perfectionnements apportés à la construction des armes à feu. Ces perfectionnements se rapportent aux armes à plusieurs coups. Pl. XXXII. Fig. 8, vue de..Read More

1852-12-04
Patent: Joseph Bentley

Patent: Joseph Bentley

British 960 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Bentley, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun and Pistol Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Impbovements applicable to Fibe-aems.” Sealed the 3rd June 1853, and dated the 4th December 1852. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Joseph Bentley at the Office of..Read More

1852-12-07

Patent: S A Goddard

British 988 A.D. 1852 N° 988. Pistols LETTERS PATENT to Samuel Aspinwall Goddard, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Merchant and Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “Improvements In The Construction Of Pistols.” Sealed the 17th March 1853, and dated the 7th December 1852. (Void by reason of the..Read More

1853-01-05
1853-01-12
Patent: Edward Haslewood

Patent: Edward Haslewood

British 86 LETTERS PATENT to Edward IIaslewoo.1, of Tufuel Park, Hollo-way, in tlie County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms and Projectiles.”—A communication. Sealed the 9th March 1853. and dated the 19th January 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Edward llaslewood at the Office of..Read More

1853-01-28
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British 212 LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 23rd March 1853, and dated the 28th January 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Tranter at the Office of the Commissioners..Read More

1853-02-04
Patent: Philip Webley

Patent: Philip Webley

UK 305 DA Revolver LETTERS PATENT to Philip Webley, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating Pistols and other Fire-arms.” Sealed the 16th April 1853, and dated the 4th February 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by tlie said Philip Webley at the..Read More

1853-03-03

Patent: Colt

France 9623 BREVET D’INVENTION (Patente anglaise du 3 mars 1853), En date du 2 septembre 1853, Au sieur COLT, en Amérique, Pourdes perfectionnements apportés aux armes à feu à culasse tournante. Pl. VII. L’invention dont le titre précède, consiste, 1º En un nouveau moyen de faire tourner la culasse des..Read More

1853-03-03
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

British 535 “zig-zag” revolver LETTERS PATENT to Samuel Colt, of Spring Gardens, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, for tlie Invention of “ Improvements in Rotating Breech Fire-arms.”—Partly a communication. Sealed the 27th April 1853, and dated the 3d March 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Samuel Colt at..Read More

1853-03-07
Patent: John Hall

Patent: John Hall

British 577 Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to John Hall, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, and John Crofts, of the same place, Foreman, for the Invention of “ An Improvement or Improvements in Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms.” Sealed the 1st September 1853, and dated the..Read More

1853-03-29
Patent: James Webley

Patent: James Webley

Britain 743 Double and Single Action Lockworks LETTERS PATENT to James Webley, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction of Repeating or Revolving and other Pistols and Fire-arms.” Sealed the 29th September 1853, and dated the 29th March 1853. PROVISIONAL..Read More

1853-04-26
Patent Isaac Brentnall Sheath

Patent Isaac Brentnall Sheath

British 996 Double-action revolver   LETTERS PATENT to Isaac Brentnall Sheath, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 14th June 1853, and dated the 26th April 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Isaac Brentnall Sheath at..Read More

1853-04-29
Patent: Thomas Pennell

Patent: Thomas Pennell

Britain 1038 A.D. 1853 №1038. Constructing Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms, and Loading the same. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Thomas Pennell at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 29th April 1853. (Void by reason of notice to proceed not having been given within the time..Read More

1853-05-03
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

US 9694 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ROBT. ADAMS, OF LONDON, ENGLAND. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 9,694, dated May 3, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Robert Adams, of King William Street, in the city of London, England,..Read More

1853-05-26
Patent: William James Harvey

Patent: William James Harvey

Britain 1298 Double-action revolver   LETTERS PATENT to William James Harvey, of 68, South Street, Exeter, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Firearms.” Sealed the 22nd July 1853, and dated the 26th May 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William James Harvey at the Office of..Read More

1853-08-09
Patent: Joshua Stevens

Patent: Joshua Stevens

US 9929 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSHUA STEVENS, OF CHICOPEE, MASSACEIUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 9,929, dated August 9, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Joshua Stevens, of Chicopee, in the county..Read More

1853-08-09
Patent: George Leonard

Patent: George Leonard

US 9922 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GEORGE LEONARD, OF SHREWSBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 9,922, dated August 9, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that, the undersigned, George Leonard, of Shrewsbury, in the county of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts,..Read More

1853-09-10
1853-09-20
Patent: Henry Needham

Patent: Henry Needham

British 2184 A.D. 1853.. № 2184. Revolving Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to Henry Needham, of Wardour Street, in the County of Middlesex, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “Improvements In Revolving Fire-Arms.” Sealed the 20th March 1854, and dated the 20th September 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Henry Needham..Read More

1853-11-14
Patent: Philip Webley

Patent: Philip Webley

Britain 2127 Single action revolver   LETTERS PATENT to Philip Webley, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of 4i Improvements in Repeating Pi3tol3 and other Fire-arms.” Sealed the 11th March 1854, and dated the 14th September 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION loft by the said Philip Webley..Read More

1853-11-22
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

British 2712 LETTERS PATENT to Robert Adams, of King William Street, in the City of London, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Firearms.” Sealed the lGth May 1854, and dated the 22nd November 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Robert Adams at the Office of the Commissioners of..Read More

1853-11-22
Patent: Morgan L. Rood

Patent: Morgan L. Rood

US 10259 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. MORGAN L. ROOD, OF MARSHALL, MICHIGAN. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 10,259, dated November 22, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, Morgan L. Rood, of the town of Marshall, in the county of..Read More

1853-12-16
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British 2921 Fire-arms, and Bullets and Waddings to be used therewith. LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Fire-arms, and in Bullets and Waddings to be U8ED THEREWITH.” Sealed the 22nd February 1854, and dated..Read More

1853-12-16
Patent: Thomas Williams

Patent: Thomas Williams

British 2924 LETTERS PATENT to Thomas Williams, of South Castle Street, Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Ah Impeoved Revolving Pistol.” Sealed the 16th June 1864, and dated the 16th December 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Thomas Williams at the Office..Read More

1854-01-26
1854-03-11
Patent: Wm. Mt. Storm

Patent: Wm. Mt. Storm

Patent 14420 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WM. MT. STORM, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,420, dated March 11, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Wm. Mt. Storm, of the city and State of New..Read More

1854-03-14
1854-04-04
Patent: Joseph Bentley

Patent: Joseph Bentley

British 768 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Bentley, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading Fire-arms.” Sealed the 26th September 1854, and dated the 4th April 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Joseph Bentley at the Office of the Commissioners..Read More

1854-04-15
Patent: Lefaucheux

Patent: Lefaucheux

(10831) BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 15 avril 1854, Au sieur LEFAUCHEUX, à Paris, Pour des perfectionnements apportés dans les armes à feu. Pl. XLIII. Le nom de Lefaucheux est attaché à plusieurs dispositions ingénieuses ou perfectionnements importants apportés dans la fabrication des armes à feu. En..Read More

1854-04-25
Patent: Josiah Ells

Patent: Josiah Ells

US 10812 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSIAH ELLS, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMs. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 10,812, dated April 25, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Josiah Ells, of Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of..Read More

1854-04-25
Patent: Charles Buss

Patent: Charles Buss

US 10821 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHARLES BUSS, OF MARLBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 10,821, dated April 25, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, CHARLES BUSS, of Marlborough, in the county of Cheshire and State of..Read More

1854-04-27
Patent: John Henry Johnson

Patent: John Henry Johnson

British 955 Filed for Lefaucheux Revolving Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to John Henry Johnson, of 47, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and of Glasgow, North Britain, Gentleman, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.”—A communication. Sealed the 27th June 1854, and dated the 27th April 1854...Read More

1854-05-03
Patent: William Westley Richards

Patent: William Westley Richards

British 993 LETTERS PATENT to William Westley Richards, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “An Improvement or Improvements in Loading certain Kinds op Fire-arms.” Sealed the 4th July 1854, and dated the 3rd May 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION \eft by the said William Westley..Read More

1854-05-16
Patent: Jeremiah Peck

Patent: Jeremiah Peck

US 10930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JEREMIAH PECK, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO J. PECK AND CHAS. F. GRILLY. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 10,930, dated May 16, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Jeremiah Peck, of the..Read More

1854-05-22

Patent: Henry S. Rogers – Eli Whitney

British 1136 Cylinder Stop LETTERS PATENT to Henry S. Rogers, of New Oxford Street, in tlie County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.” —A communication from Eli Whitney, of the United States of America. Sealed the 22nd August 1854, and dated the 22nd May 1854. (Void..Read More

1854-08-01
Patent: William Edward Newton

Patent: William Edward Newton

British 1694 Spring loaded repeating revolver LETTERS PATENT to William Edward Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Civil Engineer, for the Invention of “Improvements nr the Construction op Repeating Firearms.”—A communication. Sealed the 20th October 1854, and dated the 1st August 1854...Read More

1854-08-01
Patent: Josiah Ells

Patent: Josiah Ells

US 11419 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSIAH ELLS, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING-BREECH FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,419, dated August 1, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Josiah Ells, of Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of..Read More

1854-08-01
Patent: Eli Whitney

Patent: Eli Whitney

USA 11447 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ELI WHITNEY, OF WHITNEYVILLE, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,447, dated August 1, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Eli Whitney, of Whitneyville, in the county of New Haven and State of..Read More

1854-08-08
Patent: Isaac W. Brown

Patent: Isaac W. Brown

US 11470 ISAAC W. BROWN, OF WEST SPRING FIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, FIRE-ARM. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,470, dated August 8, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Isaac W. Brown, of West Springfield, in the county of Hampden and State of Massachusetts, have..Read More

1854-08-10
Patent: Gaupillat

Patent: Gaupillat

France 20159 (10698) BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 10 juillet 1854, Au sieur GAUPILLAT, à Paris, Pour une arme à feu dite revolver. Pl. LVII. Notre invention a pour objet le perfectionnement des armes à feu, pistolets, carabines, fusils de chasse ou de guerre, etc. établis d’après..Read More

1854-08-10
1854-09-19
Patent: Wm. Henry Morrison

Patent: Wm. Henry Morrison

US 11698 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WM. H. MORRISON, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. FIRE-ARM. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,698, dated September 19, 1854. To all who it may concern: Beit known that I, Wm. Henry Morrison, of Indianapolis, in the county of Marion, in the State of Indiana,..Read More

1854-09-26
Patent: Fordyce Beals

Patent: Fordyce Beals

USA 11715 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FORDYCE BEALS, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,715, dated September 26, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Fordyce Beals, of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and..Read More

1854-10-05
1854-10-05
1854-10-28
Patent: Edward Lindner

Patent: Edward Lindner

British 2297 AD. 1854 № 2297. Revolving-breech Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to Edward Lindner, of the City and State of New York, in the United States of America, for the Invention of “Improvements In Revolving-Breech Fire-arms and Magazine.” Sealed the 24th April 1855, and dated the 28th October 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION..Read More

1854-11-07
Patent: Wendell Wright

Patent: Wendell Wright

US 11917 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WEN DELL WRIG EIT, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,917, dated November 7, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Wendell Wright, of the city, county, and State of New..Read More

1854-11-09
Patent: Lefaucheux

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 20159 (10698) BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 10 juillet 1854, Au sieur GAUPILLAT, à Paris, Pour une arme à feu dite revolver. Pl. LVII. Notre invention a pour objet le perfectionnement des armes à feu, pistolets, carabines, fusils de chasse ou de guerre, etc. établis d’après..Read More

1854-11-11
Patent: John Rigby

Patent: John Rigby

British 1976 LETTEBS PATENT to John Rigby, of the City of Dublin, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Ftre-ams aitd Guns, abd nr Waddings to be used therewith.” Sealed the 6th March 1855, and dated the 11th September 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said John Rigby..Read More

1854-11-20
Patent: Devisme

Patent: Devisme

France 21404 (12218) BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 20 novembre 1854, Au sieur DEVISME, à Paris, Pour un pistolet révolver français. Pl. I. J’ai combiné dans des conditions nouvelles un révolver d’une forme plus gracieuse que les révolvers ordinaires, et se rapprochant des pistolets de tir. Dans..Read More

1854-11-23
Patent: Charles Crickmay

Patent: Charles Crickmay

British 2473 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Crickmay, of the Lozells, Handsworth, in the County of Stafford, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ IMPROVEMENTS IE SlEGLE AED REPEATING OR ReVOLVIEG FlRE-ARMS, AED IE THE Mode of Attachieg Bayoeets to Breech-loading Fire-arms.” Sealed the 18th May 1855, and dated the 23rd..Read More

1854-11-30
1854-11-30
1854-12-11
Patent: William James Harvey

Patent: William James Harvey

British 2602 LETTERS PATENT to William James Harvey, of Exeter, Gunmaker, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Fixe-aems when Revolving Barrels axe used/’ Sealed the 20th March 1855, and dated the 11th December 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William James Harvey at the Office of the Commissioners..Read More

1854-12-15
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

British 2645 LETTERS PATENT to Robert Adams, of King William Street, in the City ‘ of London, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms called Revolvers.” Sealed the 20th March 1855, and dated the 15th December 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Robert Adams at the Office of..Read More

1854-12-21
Patent: William Greener

Patent: William Greener

British 2693 LETTERS PATENT to William Greener, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Ixprovmkkts nr Repeatihq Military Rifles, Carbihis, ahd Pistols, ahd ih Cartridges to BE USED THEREWITH.” Sealed tlie 15th June 1855, and dated the 21st December 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left..Read More

1855-01-02
Patent: Joshua Stevens

Patent: Joshua Stevens

US 12189 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSHUA STEVENS, OF CHICOPEE FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS , ASSIGNOR TO TEE MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,189, dated January 2, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Joshua Stevens, of Chicopee..Read More

1855-01-16
Patent: Edmund H. Graham

Patent: Edmund H. Graham

US 12235 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. EDMUND H. GRAHAM OF BIDDEFORD, MAINE. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No 12,235, dated January16,1855. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I Edmund H. Graham, of Biddeford in the county of York and State of Maine have..Read More

1855-01-30
Patent: Alexander O.H.P. Schorn

Patent: Alexander O.H.P. Schorn

US 12328 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE A. O. H. P. SCHORN, OF MURFREESBOROUGH, TENNESSEE. IMPROVEMENT IN PORTABLE FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,328, dated January 30, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, ALEXANDER O. H. P. SCHORN, of Murfreesborough, in the..Read More

1855-02-19
Patent: Devisme

Patent: Devisme

France 21404 Additional CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 19 février 1855. Désirant perfectionner autant que possible le révolver français qui fait l’objet de mon brevet principal, j’ai voulu simplifier sa manœuvre, rendre son assemblage plus solide, et éviter l’un des plus graves inconvénients que présente ce genre d’arme à feu..Read More

1855-02-20
Patent: Frederick Blacket Edward Beaumont

Patent: Frederick Blacket Edward Beaumont

British 374 US 15032 LETTERS PATENT to Frederick Blacket Edward Beaumont, of Upper Woodball, Barnsley, in the County of York, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms called Revolvers/’ Sealed the 11th May 1855, and dated the 20th February 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said..Read More

1855-02-27
Patent: Ralph S. Mershon & Jehu Hollingsworth

Patent: Ralph S. Mershon & Jehu Hollingsworth

US 12471 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RALPH S. MERSHON AND JEHU HOLLINGSWORTH, OF ZANESVILLE, OHIO. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,471, dated February 27, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, RALPH S. MERSHON and JEHU HOLLINGSWORTH, of the..Read More

1855-02-27
Patent: Jehu Hollingsworth and Ralph. S. Mershon

Patent: Jehu Hollingsworth and Ralph. S. Mershon

US 12470 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JEHU HOLLINGSWORTH AND RALPH. S. MERSHON, OF ZANESVILLE, OHIO. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,470, dated February 27, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Jehu Hollingsworth and Ralph. S. Mershon, of Zanesville, in..Read More

1855-03-03
Patent: Timothy Carter for Joshua Stevens

Patent: Timothy Carter for Joshua Stevens

British 479 LETTERS PATENT to Timothy Walker Carter, of the State of Massachusetts, of the United States of America, for the Invention of “ Certain New aitd Usepui. Improvements nr Repeating Fire-arms.”—A communication from Joshua Stevens, of the aforesaid State of Massachusetts. Sealed the 24th April 1855, and dated the..Read More

1855-03-20
Patent: Frederick Newbury

Patent: Frederick Newbury

US 12555 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FREDERICK NEWBURY, OF ALBANY, NEW YORK. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,555, dated March 20, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Frederick Newbury, of the city of Albany, State of New York, have..Read More

1855-04-03
Patent: Rollin White

Patent: Rollin White

US 12649 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ROLLIN WHITE, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVED REPEATING FIRE-ARM. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,649, dated April 3, 1s55. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Rollin White, of the city and county of Hartford, and State of Connecticut,..Read More

1855-04-03
Patent: Rollin White

Patent: Rollin White

US 12648 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ROLLIN WHITE, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,648, dated April 3, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, ROLLIN WHITE, of the city and county of Hartford, and State of Connecticut,..Read More

1855-04-05
Patent: Joseph Brazier

Patent: Joseph Brazier

British 760 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Brazier, of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford, Manufacturer,. for the Invention of “An Improvement or Improvements in Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms,” Sealed the 5th June 1855, and dated the 5th April 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Joseph Brazier at the Office..Read More

1855-04-12
1855-04-18
Patent: Beaumont

Patent: Beaumont

France 23222 (13260) BREVET D’INVENTION, (Patente anglaise expirant le 20 février 1869), En date du 18 avril 1855, Au sieur BEAUMONT, du comté d’York (Angleterre), Pour des perfectionnements dans les armes à feu. Pl. LIII. Mon invention consiste dans une combinaison particulière de la platine des armes à feu, au..Read More

1855-04-20
1855-04-24
Patent: William Westley Richards

Patent: William Westley Richards

British 911 LETTERS PATENT to William Westley Richards, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ An Improvement or Improvements in Repeating or Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 29th June 1855, and dated the 24th April 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Westley..Read More

1855-05-10
Patent: H. Mangeot

Patent: H. Mangeot

Belgium 1254

1855-05-12
Patent: Lefaucheux

Patent: Lefaucheux

France 19380 Addition CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 12 mai 1855. Aux derniers perfectionnements que j’ai apportés aux pistolets à rotation à plusieurs coups et à un seul canon, et qui sont décrits dans mon premier certificat d’addition, je viens d’en ajouter d’autres qui ont également pour but de rendre..Read More

1855-05-24
Patent: S E Robbins

Patent: S E Robbins

Britain 1175 AD. 1855 № 1175. Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to Samuel Edwin Robbins, of the State of Vermont, of the United States of America, for the Invention of “Certain New and Useful Improvements in Fire-arms”— Partly a communication from George Leonard, of the said United States. Sealed the 8rd August..Read More

1855-06-12
Patent: Frederick Newbury

Patent: Frederick Newbury

USA 13039 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,039, dated June 12, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, Frederick Newbury, of the city of Albany, State of New York, have invented an Improvement in the Construction..Read More

1855-06-13
Patent: Frederick Collier Bakewell for Josiah Ells

Patent: Frederick Collier Bakewell for Josiah Ells

British 1346 LETTERS PATENT to Frederick Collier Balcewell, of No. 6, Haverstock Terrace, Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex, for tlie Invention of “ Improvements in Rotating Breech Fire-arms.”—A communication from Josiah Ells, of the United States of North America. Sealed the 7th December 1855, and dated the 13th June..Read More

1855-06-14
Patent: Joseph Enouy

Patent: Joseph Enouy

British 1359 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Enouy, residing at No. 31, Denbigh Place, Pimlico, in the Parish of St George’s, Hanover Square, Middlesex, for the Invention of “ The Means of 4 Removal * of every Rotary or Revolving 4 Barrel or Cylinder ’ containing Chambers from all Revolver Pistols,..Read More

1855-07-11
Patent: T G Treeby

Patent: T G Treeby

Britain 1552 A.D. 1855 — N° 1552. Revolving Fire-arms and Cannon. LETTERS PATENT to Thomas Wright Gardener Treeby, of 1, Westbourno Terrace Villa, Westbourne Terrace North, Paddington, for the Invention of “Improvements In Revolving Fire-Arms And Cannon.” Sealed the 10th January 1856, and dated the 11th July 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION..Read More

1855-07-28
Patent: James Kerr

Patent: James Kerr

British 1722 LETTERS PATENT to James Kerr, of Bedford Terrace, Trinity Square, Southwark, in the County of Surrey, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolver Fire-arms.” Sealed the 25th September 1855, and dated the 28th July 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said James Kerr at tlie Office of..Read More

1855-07-31
Patent: F. D. Newbury

Patent: F. D. Newbury

US 12555-AI126

1855-08-16

Patent: Thomas Williams

A.D. 1855 № 1857. Breech-loading Fire-arms. (This Invention received Provisional Protection, but notice to proceed with the application for Letters Patent was not given within the time prescribed by the Act.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Thomas Williams at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the..Read More

1855-08-17
Patent: Pieper

Patent: Pieper

Belgium 69732

1855-09-18
Patent: Frederick Newbury

Patent: Frederick Newbury

USA 13582 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. F. NEWBURY, OF ALBANY, NEW YORK. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FREARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,582, dated September 18, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Frederick Newbury, of the city of Albany, State of New York,..Read More

1855-09-18
Patent: William W. Marston

Patent: William W. Marston

USA 13581 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WILLIAM W. MARSTON, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,581, dated September 18, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, William W. Marston, of the city, county, and State of New..Read More

1855-10-09
Patent: Wm. Storm

Patent: Wm. Storm

US 13660 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WM. MT. STORM, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN APPLYING FIRE-EXTINGUISHING CARTRIDGES. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,660, dated October 9, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Wm. Mr. Storm, of the city of New York,..Read More

1855-11-02
1855-11-06
Patent: Charles Pryse and Paul Cashmore

Patent: Charles Pryse and Paul Cashmore

British 2018 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Pryse, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, and Paul Cashmore, of West Bromwich, in the County of Stafford, Pistol Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Repeating Fire-arms.” Sealed the 15th February 1856, and dated the 6th September 1855...Read More

1855-11-07
Patent: Charles Hanson

Patent: Charles Hanson

British 2497 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Hanson, of Pimlico, in the County of Middlesex, Gunsmith, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 1st April 1856, and dated the 7th November 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Charles Hanson at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents,..Read More

1855-11-13

Patent: John Blisset – Void

British 2069 (This Invention received Provisional Protection, but notice to proceed with the application for Letter’s Patent was not given ivithin the time prescribed by the Act.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by John Blissett at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 13th September 1855. I,..Read More

1855-11-21

Patent: T W G Treeby

Britain 2629 A.D. 1855 — N ° 2629. Revolving Fire-arms. This Invention received Provisional Protection, but notice to proceed with the application for Letters Patent was not given within the time prescribed by the Act.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Thomas Wright Gardener Treeby at the Office of the Commissioners of..Read More

1855-12-25
Patent: E. K. Root

Patent: E. K. Root

US 13999 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. E. K. ROOT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,999, dated December 25, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, E. K. Root, of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, have..Read More

1855-12-30
Patent: Fagard

Patent: Fagard

Belgium 2264 Déscription Ce perfectionnement consiste dans un nouveau genre d’arrêt, de clef, de fineté de l’arbre et de ressort applicables au pistolets et carabines revolver à plusiers coups et à un seul canon. A – Arête servant à arrêter le chien B. C – Détente arrêtant le cylindre D,..Read More

1855-12-31

Patent: John Scott Lillie

British 2952 Using a disc to keep cartridges in place LETTERS PATEITT to Sir John Scott Lillie, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, of Pall Mall, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Guns, Fire-arms, and Implements op War connected therewith.” Sealed..Read More

1856-01-15
Patent: Eben T. Starr

Patent: Eben T. Starr

USA 14118 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. EBEN T. STARR, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14, as, dated January 15, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, E. T. Starr, of the city, county, and State of..Read More

1856-01-21
Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski

Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski

British 161 LETTERS PATENT to Gustav Adolph Blittkowski, of the City of New York, United States of America, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating Fire-arms/’ Sealed the 24th June 1856, and dated the 21st January 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Gustav Adolph Blittkowski at the Office..Read More

1856-02-01

Patent: Wilkens

France 16984 BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 1 septembre 1856, Au sieur WILKENS, de Baltimore (ÉtatsUnis), Pour un nouveau canon revolver. Pl. XXXVI. Fig. 1 , plan d’un canon entier. Fig. 2, plan de la plupart des organes placés audessous du cylindre et du canon. Le cylindre..Read More

1856-02-08
Patent: Thomas Restell

Patent: Thomas Restell

British 337 LETTERS PATENT to Thomas Restell, of New Kent Road, in the County of Surrey, Chronometer Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading and Revolving Fire-arms, and in Cartridges/’ Sealed the 29th July 1856, and dated the 8th February 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Thomas..Read More

1856-02-13
Patent: W E Newton

Patent: W E Newton

Britain 370 LETTERS PATENT to William Edward Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Civil Engineer, for the Invention of “IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF FIRE-ARMS.” — A communication. Sealed the 5th August 1856, and dated the 13th February 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left..Read More

1856-02-21

Patent: Marchoine

France: 15837 BREVET D’INVENTION DE QUINZE ANS, En date du 21 février 1856, Au sieur MORCHOINE, à Paris, Pour une carabine à force centrifuge et à projectile conique à gorges aérifères. Pl. XXV. La charge est contenue à l’intérieur d’un cône qui sert de tige. Fig. 1, coupe verticale de..Read More

1856-02-27
Patent: Kerr

Patent: Kerr

France 26626 (16530) BREVET D’INVENTION (Patente anglaise expirant le 28 juillet 1869), En date du 27 février 1856, Au sieur KERR, à Londres, Pour des perfectionnements apportés aux armes à feu dites revolvers. Pl. XX. Cette invention consiste en perfectionnements dans les armes à feu dites revolvers, notamment pour faciliter..Read More

1856-03-11
Patent: Frederick Newbury

Patent: Frederick Newbury

US 14406 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. F. NEWBURY, OF ALBANY, NEW YORK. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,406, dated March 11, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Frederick Newbury, of the city of Albany and State of New..Read More

1856-03-15
Patent: J Rice & W Rice

Patent: J Rice & W Rice

Britian 627 A.D. 1856 — N° 627 Breech-loading Repeating Guns and Rifles. LETTERS PATENT to James Rice, of Foley Place, Surgeon, and William Rice, Lieutenant, H.E.I.C.S., for the Invention of “IMPROVEMENTS IN BREECH-LOADING REPEATING GUNS AND RIFLES.” Sealed the 12th September 1856, and dated the 15th March 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION..Read More

1856-03-25
Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski & Frederick William Hoffmann

Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski & Frederick William Hoffmann

USA 14488 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. G. A. BLITTKOWSKI AND F. W. HOFFMANN, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN NEEDLE-GUNS Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,488, dated March 25, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that we, Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William Hoffmann, late..Read More

1856-03-31
Patent: Devisme

Patent: Devisme

France 21404 Additional CERTIFICAT D’ADDITION, En date du 31 mars 1856. J’ai expliqué dans le précédent certificat d’addition les moyens que j’emploie pour forcer la balle à l’intérieur du révolver, lorsque la cheminée forme tige et culasse. Depuis j’ai apporté une modification importante, qui consiste à supprimer la tige de..Read More

1856-04-01
Patent: Joseph Bentley

Patent: Joseph Bentley

British 780 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Bentley, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading Fire-arms, and in the Cartridges to be used therewith.” Sealed the 30th September 1856, and dated the 1st April 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said..Read More

1856-04-16
Patent: Alfred Newton for Samuel Colt

Patent: Alfred Newton for Samuel Colt

British 908 LETTERS PATENT to Alfred Vincent Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Mechanical Draughtsman, for the Invention of “Improvements in Fire-arms and Powder Flasks.”—A communication from Colonel Sam. Colt. Sealed the 27th June 1856, and dated the 16th April 1856. PROVISIONAL..Read More

1856-04-22
Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William Hoffmann

Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William Hoffmann

USA 14710 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GUSTAV A. BLITTKOWSKI AND FREDERICK WM. HOFFMAN, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,710, dated April 22, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William..Read More

1856-04-29
Patent: Simon French Stanton

Patent: Simon French Stanton

US 14780 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SIMON F. STANTON, OF MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE. IMPROVEMENT IN BREECH-LOADING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,780, dated April 29, 1856, To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Simon French Stanton, of Manchester, in the county of Hills..Read More

1856-05-06
Patent: George Leonard

Patent: George Leonard

US 14820 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GEORGE LEONARD, OF SHREWSBURY, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,820, dated May 6, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, GEORGE LEONARD, of Shrewsbury, in the county of Worcester and Commonwealth of..Read More

1856-05-16
Patent: Tevis & Pidault

Patent: Tevis & Pidault

France 27755 Brevet d’Invention sous garantie du Gouvernement. Le Ministre Secrétaire d’état au département de l’ Agriculture, du Commerce et des Travaux publics, Vie la loi du 5 juillet 1844; Via le procèsverbal deglis le 16 Mai 1856, à Sheures 50 minutes, au Secrétariat général de la Préfecture du département..Read More

1856-05-17
Patent: Charles Carroll Tevis – VOID

Patent: Charles Carroll Tevis – VOID

British 1177 (This Invention received Provisional Protection, but notice to proceed with the application for Letters Patent was not given ivithin the time prescribed by the Act.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Charles Carroll Tevis at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 17th May 1856...Read More