April 13, 1836
Barton Darling and Benjamin Darling. Bellingham, Mass
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 and short Fire arms.”
To all persons to whom these presents shall come. Be it known that the Barton Darling and Benjamin Darling both of Bellingham in the County of Norfolk and State of Massachusetts have invented a new and useful improvement in the construction of Pistols and short fire arms and that the following is a full and wront descriptions of dond refinement and of the construction and operation of the said Pistol and Fire arms as invented and improved by us. Thus we call the same the “Rotary Pistol” and on it consists of six bores, or barrels, milled cut out of a single piece of steel plate in a circle parallel with each and surrounding a common center eu beu which chamber is for the reception of an iron axle around which the barrels are to rotate. One end of this axle is fastened into the slot of the fien at the breach of the barrel and the end of the mouths of the barrels is fitted for the receptions of a screw. This screw runs into the axle in a direction parallel to its axis and the screw prevents the barrels from slipping off from this axle. The lock of the Pistol is in common from containing a main spring a dog and trigger for the moving of a common precession hammer or cock. There is placed on the cale before mentioned a revolving flat ring or washer between the breach of the barrels and the stock. Con the side of this aing towards the Mounts is fraca a small any se spring which is fitted to play into notches cut into this breach on a direction parallel with the axis of the seats in this qrammer of away wheat. Then an dia of this notches in the breech one for each barrel. To the side of this ring mount to the stock is attached a small aver surting. a prip – or fulcrum, ploud at a revi to the distance from the breech. This lever is moved by a hand or strap fastened to the hammer, and instead of the flat ring or washer, a spring hook is attached to the end of the lever. By drawing back the hammer to a cock the lever is depressed and this forsending with ili regis moved on the sale from left to right and annus forward the barrel, bringing the nipper of the barrel divially an this hammers. The motion of the hammer in elicking the cripper and caps, vains the lovers carnes basks the ring and any for onough it outch into the most notch. By drawing back the hammer the first motions is expected and is on telt cach nepper of each Furni u turn je brought and on the hammer for discharges. Each barrel has its sofraeste, nippers at the breech and the barrels of said Pistol are charged for firing in the nanalonanner of other fore. The machine work of this Pistol and lock is concealed within the stock except the hammer above and the trigger and guard below the same. The stock of the Pistol may be made of malleable cast irons, common wrought iron, iron, or other malleable metal.
What we claim as our own invention and act previously known in the above described Pistol is, the dia on mone being invaringles piece of stock as described above, also the actory motion as mentioned in the specification and applied to the bores of the said Pistol and also the making of the stock of said Pistol of malleable cast iron or wrought iron or other malleable metal.
Benjamin M. Darling