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Offline Hewy

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Revolver 400 years old
« on: August 26, 2016, 09:40:59 AM »
https://www.gunsamerica.com/l/E51E9BD4-54CE-4F60-82A6-7BAB653ECC93/Xf67C/20160826_FridayDigest_84.htm

Some of you may have seen this, but not me till now. Very interesting...............history.
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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 10:24:29 AM »
thanks for the post
just goes to show there isn't much new under the sun.
Somebody once said  everything that can be invented has been.
While not entirely true.
some things we think new aren't.  just brought back again and made better when technology improved.

leaf springs (on cars). today they are metal      back in horse and buggy and stage coach it was an
arrangement of leather straps and wooden blocks. in some cases  sometimes just wooden leaves
todays  air bags.  nope they were first offered in 1953
Cell phones?  nope not really   remember the old car phone of the 40's - early 60's?
Same principle. you dialed a number to a radio tower there a live operator would reconnect you
to a landline.   Ham radio operators did it all the time.  for friends that want to talk to somebody long distance but didn't want to pay the LD charges. And in times of local emergencies when phone lines were down.
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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 02:23:36 PM »
Awesome.  Thanks for the link.

Does Uberti make one of those?   M__
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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 02:46:36 PM »
The engravings tell a lot too.  That's a woman rifling the barrel.
8-shot flintlock revolver.
Johnnie would figure a way to load a belt-full of those cylinders on his carcass and beg the enemy to rush.
They would probably decline his invitation.
Man, that is one cool gun!
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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 07:37:30 AM »
WOW !

What a beautiful piece of history. Outstanding ye olde worlde European master craftsmanship, incredible.

I always thought that Sam Colt "INVENTED" the revolver. Evidently not, as DD4 said he just improved on the idea with his 19th century technology available to him at the time. Although Colt was a genius like John Moses Browning.

Nice post Hewy BTW.

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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 02:08:43 AM »
I read or saw that gun some where and wanted to post about it but never could find it again. that is as they say one cool gun. Just think how the history of warfare would have been changed if that gun could have been mass perduced? (^h
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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 02:32:24 AM »
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Just think how the history of warfare would have been changed if that gun could have been mass perduced?

You're thinking like an American.  That piece was for the elite.  To the European authoritarian mind, the idea of such an instrument in the hands of "masses" of "the little people" (pronounced through clenched teeth, with disdain) would be unthinkable.  Why, the battlefield would degrade to unruly chaos, don't you know, and common criminals would run amok in the towns and villages!  In other words, it would have been seen exactly the way current American Progressives (anti Americans) see the AR-15.  The elites would do anything in their power to prevent its proliferation and use among the "lower classes", and so they'd keep it out of the military as well.
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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 06:08:59 AM »
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Just think how the history of warfare would have been changed if that gun could have been mass perduced?

You're thinking like an American.  That piece was for the elite.  To the European authoritarian mind, the idea of such an instrument in the hands of "masses" of "the little people" (pronounced through clenched teeth, with disdain) would be unthinkable.  Why, the battlefield would degrade to unruly chaos, don't you know, and common criminals would run amok in the towns and villages!  In other words, it would have been seen exactly the way current American Progressives (anti Americans) see the AR-15.  The elites would do anything in their power to prevent its proliferation and use among the "lower classes", and so they'd keep it out of the military as well.

I don't think they had the capability of mass production in those times for anything let alone firearms. The European elitist mentality thing you are 100% correct. Trouble is America has an increasing number of libtards who shout first and shout loudest, how they can refer to themselves as American Progressives is beyond me. They openly condone that elitist mentality just as it was in Britain when they put the first Firearms act of 1920 in place. A piece of repressive legislation to control the masses and the little people.

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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 01:05:45 PM »
When I saw this there is little new under the sun. There really is a lot of refinement of the original
as new methods and materials get created.
Look at the guns of today, same goals, to have a rock chucked a whole lot further and faster that a man could throw it.
400 years ain't that long ago. :9) :9) :9) :9)
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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 07:34:06 AM »
This is not 400 yrs old,maybe 300.
Flintlock 6-shot revolver up for auction

https://online.auktionsverket.se/1711/502699-flintlasrevolver/

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Re: Revolver 400 years old
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 08:53:10 AM »
WOW !

What a beautiful piece of history. Outstanding ye olde worlde European master craftsmanship, incredible.

I always thought that Sam Colt "INVENTED" the revolver. Evidently not, as DD4 said he just improved on the idea with his 19th century technology available to him at the time. Although Colt was a genius like John Moses Browning.

Nice post Hewy BTW.

Colt didn't invent the revolver. What he did invent was the mechanism to have the cylinder turn with the hammer. Before that you cocked the hammer and turned the cylinder by hand.
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