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Jean Sam'l Pauly, Henri Roux, & Succ'rs- Their Inventions From 1812-1882- New Light on the Forerunners of Modern Firearms Ammunition

Georg Priestel

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Jean Sam'l Pauly, Henri Roux, & Succ'rs- Their Inventions From 1812-1882- New Light on the Forerunners of Modern Firearms Ammunition

77 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New color re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid-free paper. Fully Illustrated.

The most important findings: Both in Paris and afterward in London, Pauly developed and built only weapons with fire piston ignition (compressed heated air). Henri Roux was the first to develop and
build weapons with percussion firing pins from around 1814-15, and in 1823 he was also the first one to put the percussion cap on the nipple of the cartridge. The well-known sheet with the design drawings, which is still attributed to Pauly's patent application in 1812, came from Roux and not from Pauly. Visible to everyone, it shows the percussion firing pin and not a fire piston.

The year 1882 in the title of the book extended to A.J. Hobbs' granted patent for his very successful long-life primer. 1812-1882: That was the end of the road leading to the modern central fire cartridge.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 77
Jean Samuel Pauly, Henri Roux, and Successors – their inventions from 1812-1882 – New Light on the Forerunners of Modern Fire Arms Ammunition Ammunition (original specimens):
  • Pauly volley gun cartridge, 28
  • Pauly/Roux, 36, 40-43
  • Roux (with nipple), 54
  • Lenoir, 55
  • “Picherau” steel case, 57
  • Pottet, 60-61
  • LePage, 62
  • Morse, 65-67
  • Cofer, 68
  • Moses, 68
  • Bakewell, 69
  • Union “Coffee Mill” gun steel chamber, 71
  • Logan & Eldredge, 70
  • Benét (1866), 72
  • Berdan (1866), 73
  • A. J. Hoobs primer (1882), 71
  • Berdan, Hiram, 71, 73 Benét, Stephen Vincent, 71, 72 Bulletins of “Societé d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale“, 22 Fire Arms:
  • Pauly hunting/sporting rifle (fire piston), 24
  • Pauly volley gun (fire piston), 28-29
  • Pauly pistol (fire piston), 29
  • Roux pistol (firing pin), 39
  • Roux shotgun (firing pin), 44-45
  • Fire Piston, 4, 8, 20, 24-25, 26-31 Forsyth, Alexander John, 3 Lefaucheux, Casimir, 58 Lenoir, Auguste Léopold, 55 LePage, Henri & Perin, 62-63 Morse, George W.:
  • history and patents, 64-65
  • cartridge specimens, 65-67
  • Patents:
  • Pauly French patent application 1812, 10-14
  • Pauly British patent 1814, 26-27
  • Pauly British patent 1816, 30-33
  • Roux patent 1816, 34-36
  • Roux patent 1823, 46-52
  • Lenoir patent 1849, 55
  • Picherau patents 1825, 56-57
  • Lefaucheux patent 1828, 58
  • Pottet patent 1829, 59-60
  • LePage patent 1832, 63
  • Morse patents 1858, 65
  • Moses patent 1862, 68
  • Bakewell patent 1863, 69
  • Logan & Eldredge patent 1869, 70
  • Berdan patent 1866, 73
  • Pauly, Jean Samuel:
  • vita (brief version), 3
  • official reports, 4-7, 8, 17-21
  • committee meetings, 8-9
  • patent application 1812, 10-14
  • summary of year 1812, 21
  • turn to civilian market, 22
  • fire piston rifle, 24-25
  • British patents (1814, 1816), 26-33
  • Picherau, Eugène, 56-57 Pottet, Clément, 59-61 Roux, Henri:
  • preliminary stage of cartridge, 15-16
  • firing pin for percussion ignition, 16, 22-23
  • owner of “Pauly et Cie.”, 22
  • patent of 1816, 34-35, 36
  • new rosette and firing pin, 34
  • iron fork for extraction, 37
  • booklet “Des Fusils de Chasse”, 1822, 38-39
  • reloading tools, 39
  • Roux pistol, 39
  • Roux shotgun, 44-45
  • patent of 1823 (percussion cap on cartridge), 46-52