The Confederate States of America
To all to whom these Letter Patent shall come:
Whereas Thomas W. Cofer of Portsmouth Virginia has alleged that he has invented a new and useful
Improvement in Revolving Fire Arms
On August 12, 1861 he received CS Patent #9 for a unique percussion ignition cartridge revolver with a
two-piece cylinder. The patent primarily covered the two-piece cylinder design described above and the
cartridges which the revolver would utilize.