Military percussion rifle


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Trond
June 19, 2011, 12:36 PM
I have what I consider to be a rather early rifle that originated in 1834.

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/trondwi/Vaapen/IMG_0675.jpg

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/trondwi/Vaapen/IMG_0668.jpg

Does anybody know of any earlier military percussion rifles; and, if so, could they show pictures of it/them?

Trond

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Jim Watson
June 19, 2011, 12:45 PM
I don't.

But what IS it?
I see a boxlock with what looks like a manual safety. I never saw the like before.

Trond
June 19, 2011, 08:24 PM
It is not a conventional box lock, more just a further development of the fairly much used Kyhl's lock, but as you state - with a "new" form of safety catch:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/trondwi/Vaapen/M1807kyhllaas.jpg

As it was made at a percussion rifle, the front (and some of the rear) end of the Kyhl's flintlock was cut off. It really is fairly conventional, with the exception of being some 10 years earlier than most of the early military percussions long-guns.

Trond

Trond
June 19, 2011, 08:39 PM
For those not knowing the Kyhl's flintlock, Mr Kyhl developed a flintlock needing fewer parts than the the conventional flintlock in the early 1800's - thereby saving production costs. The Danish/Norwegian army and navy had several models of long-guns and pistols featuring this lock:

Jäger rifle with Kyhl's lock (http://norskevaapen.no/?p=555)
Infantry musket with Kyhl's lock (http://norskevaapen.no/?p=559)
Naval musket with Kyhl's lock (http://norskevaapen.no/?p=1475)

I am at my summer house and regretfully have no pictures/information available of the pistols with the Kyhl's lock here.

Trond

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