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Offline Len

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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2017, 12:26:20 PM »
Hawg, you disappoint me, but thanks anyway. You haven't been faulted yet, to my knowledge.

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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2017, 03:33:43 PM »
Did some checking and a dude named Draper took out a patent in 1864 on a brass shell with a head that screwed off and had a percussion nipple under it. Does that fit your criteria? It was basically a centerfire shell that used a percussion cap as a primer.
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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2017, 07:57:09 AM »
Thanks Hawg.
It's a bit odd that while lots of efforts were put into making percussion rifles faster to load (breechloading, trapdoor and whatnot) nothing was done to percussion shotguns ???

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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2017, 10:51:51 AM »
Thanks Hawg.
It's a bit odd that while lots of efforts were put into making percussion rifles faster to load (breechloading, trapdoor and whatnot) nothing was done to percussion shotguns ???

Not really. When you stop and think about it the rifles were military rifles and shotguns weren't military. Shotguns went from percussion to pinfire and then centerfire. There were a few small shotshells made in rimfire. I think it was W. Greener that made the first successful break open centerfire in 1869.
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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2018, 05:13:35 AM »
Thanks Hawg.
It's a bit odd that while lots of efforts were put into making percussion rifles faster to load (breechloading, trapdoor and whatnot) nothing was done to percussion shotguns ???
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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 09:14:20 AM »
Thanks Racing,
I'll look into Holts

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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2018, 06:03:16 AM »
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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2018, 05:02:17 AM »
Did some checking and a dude named Draper took out a patent in 1864 on a brass shell with a head that screwed off and had a percussion nipple under it. Does that fit your criteria? It was basically a centerfire shell that used a percussion cap as a primer.

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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2018, 08:58:24 AM »
Did some checking and a dude named Draper took out a patent in 1864 on a brass shell with a head that screwed off and had a percussion nipple under it. Does that fit your criteria? It was basically a centerfire shell that used a percussion cap as a primer.

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Re: 1880 12ga wallhanger..... (not)
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2018, 11:37:56 AM »
I'd love to have one for my collection.