Swedish Military Pepperbox? (Muzzleloading)

by Staffy, Thursday, June 23, 2016, 06:48 (1385 days ago) @ Staffy

Hi Fabian and Tor,
Curiosity got the better of me, so I contacted Mr. A Erstorp, curator of pre-1900 weapons at the Swedish Museum. He confirms the lower trigger rotates the barrels 1/5th and cocks the pistol, the upper trigger does the rest!
To load, the front screw is removed and the cylinders moved forward to enable capping. This would also facilitate the swopping of cylinder assemblies, so a separate set would be handy. Quite when the powder and ball is loaded would depend on safe handling.
It is attributed to Admiral von Feilitzen in 1861.
My thanks to Mr. Erstorp, who is most patient and helpful with my enquiries. Staffy.


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