The Firearms Technology Museum

Patent No. 1913 of 1856

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Claims

1. Firstly, the combination of parts having reference to single action locks, or those in which the cock or hammer is raised by the thumb and the firearm discharged by the trigger.

2. Secondly, the combination of parts having reference to double action locks, or those in which the cock or hammer may be raised either by the thumb or by means of the trigger, and the firearm discharged by the trigger acting on a catch.

3. Thirdly, the combination of parts having reference to those locks in which the cock or hammer may be raised either by the thumb or by means of a double trigger or pair of triggers, and the firearm discharged by the action of the discharging part of the double trigger, or the discharging trigger of a pair of triggers on the catch.

4. Fourthly, the turning out by means of a lathe, of the cavity in the body or frame, for the insertion of the working parts of the firearm.

5. Lastly, the adaption and application of the particular form of loading lever described.

Description

Two single trigger, single action revolver lock mechanisms in which the hammer rotated the cylinder and the trigger had a stop lever to lock the cylinder at the instant of firing.

Three single trigger, double action revolver lock mechanisms, linking hammer to trigger by a suitable hinged lever for self cocking action, and embodying a separate sear below the hammer for single action use.

Two double trigger, double action revolver lock mechanisms. One being a triple action as the cock or hammer could either be thumb cocked by use of the spur and discharged by the front trigger, or raised and discharged rapidly by pulling both triggers together, or raised by the rear trigger and discharged by the front trigger for aimed fire.

A method for cutting out the lock mechanism cavity in a revolver frame by mounting the frame on a plate and turning out the cavity on a lathe instead of chipping and filing it out by hand.

Two lever rammers for revolvers pivoted above the centerline of the arbor near the top square of the barrel. Both had either a pin and slot connection to the barrel or a pin and slot connection to the swiveling ramrod.

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