A couple of Robert pictured in a French magazine from the 1830s called La Mode, Revue du Monde Élégant.

These large 4-gauge were used in punt to shoot multiple birds in a single shot, and they make the other ones look tiny in comparison.

The model 1859 was a small carbine Eugène Lefaucheux made with hopes to gain acceptance. It is a very simple design with few moving parts. It only weighs 4.5 pounds and has an overall length of 3 feet 4 inches.


A couple of the very earliest ever, shown with an early example of a double barrel pinfire made by Casimir around 1840. I love these early examples!


One of the very few American-made !
This example with a sliding breech was patented in 1867 and made by N. R. Davis of Assonet, Massachusetts

This must have been a very fashionable accessory for those carrying a 7mm in the 19th century!

In the 1980s, the company, Spalek’Arm, owned by a Frenchman named Christophe Spalek of Le Cergne, France made a line of and made of plastic! 145 years after their invention!

Posted a new article on Henry H. Schleber & Co of Rochester, New York; a manufacturer of thread-wound shot concentrators that would allow to shoot ducks, geese, turkeys, foxes and other animals that were difficult to get close to, from further away.



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