Revolver Lineages

October 22 1835
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

British Patent No. 6909 Practical revolving firearm, repeated in US patent of 1836 Patent for Certain Improvements Applicable to Fire Arms, No. 6909, granted to Samuel Colt by His Majesty’s Patent Office in United Kingdom, October 22, 1835. The first practical revolving firearm (a revolver with a mechanically rotating cylinder)..Read More

February 25 1836
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

US Patent 9430X Revolver and Revolving Rifle     UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. 943OX SAMUEL COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent dated February 25, 1836. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SAMUEL COLT, of Hartford, in the county..Read More

April 29 1837
Patent: Daniel Leavitt

Patent: Daniel Leavitt

US 182 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. DANIEL LEAVITT, OF CABOTVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLNDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming art of Letters Patent No. 182, dated April 29, 1837. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Daniel Leavitt, of Cabotville, in the county of Hampden and State of..Read More

May 30 1837
Patent: Otis W. Whittier

Patent: Otis W. Whittier

US 216 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. OTIS W. WHITTIER, OF ENIFIELD, NEW HAMPSEIIRE. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 216, dated May 30, 1837. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Otis W. Whittier, of Enfield, in the county of Grafton..Read More

August 31 1837
Patent: Silas Day

Patent: Silas Day

US 364 United States Patent Office SILAS DAY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y. IMPROVEMENT IN SELF LOADING AND PRIMING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 364, dated August 3l, 1837. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SILAS DAY, of the city, county, and..Read More

December 7 1837
Patent: Moses Poole

Patent: Moses Poole

British 7499 Specification of the Patent granted to Moses Pools, of the Patent Office, Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, for Improvements in Ordnance and Fire Arms.—Sealed January 19, 1837. WITH AN ENGRAVING. To all to whom these presents shall come, &c. &c.-«-Now know ye, that in compliance..Read More

April 21 1838
April 24 1838
April 25 1838
Patent: Mighill Nutting

Patent: Mighill Nutting

USA 713 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. MIGHILL NUTTING, OF PORTLAND, MAINE. IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 713, dated April 25, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Mighill Nutting, of Portland, in the State of Maine, have invented certain..Read More

July 12 1838
Patent: Elijah Jacquith

Patent: Elijah Jacquith

US 832 United States Patent Office ELIJAH JAQUITH, OF BRATTLEBOROUGH, VERMOUNT IMPROVEMENT IN MANY-CHAMBERED-CYLINDER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 832, dated July 12, 1838. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, ELIJAH JAQUITH, of Brattleborough, in the county of Windham and State of..Read More

April 25 1839
August 29 1839
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

US patent 1304 Revolver and Revolving rifle 1839 08 29 Samuel Colt 1304.txt Earlier this week Sun 6:02 AM You renamed an item Text 1839 08 29 Samuel Colt 1304.txt 1304 – Ryan Layman.txt Sun 6:02 AM You added an item to Google Drive Folder Revolver Patent Uploads (File responses)..Read More

May 15 1849
September 18 1849
Patent: George Leonard Jr.

Patent: George Leonard Jr.

US 6723 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GEO. LEONARD, JR., OF SHREWSBURY, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVED FIRE-ARM WITH SEVERAL STATIONARY BARRELS AND A REVOLVING HAMMER. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 6,723, dated September 18, 1849. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, GEORGE LEONARD, Jr., of Shrewsbury,..Read More

September 20 1849
Patent: Joseph Rock Cooper

Patent: Joseph Rock Cooper

British 12781 COOPER’S SPECIFICATION. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME. I, Joseph Rock Cooper, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun an

December 18 1849
Patent: Christian Sharps

Patent: Christian Sharps

US 6960 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. CHRISTIAN SHARPS, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IMPROVED METHOD OF REVOLVING THE HAMMERS OF REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 6,960, dated December 18, 1849. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Christian Sharps, of Washington, in..Read More

August 10 1850
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

US Patent 7629 Cylinder stops, safety pins, fouling grooves on arbor UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAMUEL COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING CHAMBERED FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7629, dated September 10, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, SAMUEL COLT,..Read More

August 13 1850
Patent: Jacob Pecare

Patent: Jacob Pecare

US 6925 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JACOB PECARE AND JOSIAH M. SMITH, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVED CONCEALED TRIGGER FOR FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent, No. 6,925 dated December 4, 1849. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Jacob Pecare and Josiah. M. Smith,..Read More

September 3 1850
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

US 7613 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAML. COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,613, dated September 3, 1850. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Samuel Colt, of Hartford city and county, in the State of Connecticut,..Read More

January 7 1851
Patent: James Warner

Patent: James Warner

US 7894 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JAMES WARNER, OF SPRING FIELD, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVED MEANS FOR REVOLVING THE BREECHES OF REPEATING FREARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,894, dated January 7, 1851. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, James Warner, of Springfield, in the..Read More

January 7 1851
Patent: Stanhope W. Maston

Patent: Stanhope W. Maston

US 7887 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. S. W. MARSTON, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVED FLY TUMBLER LOCK FOR FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 7,887, dated January 7, 1851. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Stanhope W. Marston, a gunsmith and native of..Read More

February 24 1851
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

US 13527 Specification of the Patent granted to Robert Adams, of King William-street, in the City of London, Gun Maker, for Improvements in Rifles arid other Fire-arms.—Sealed February 24, 1851.—(Partly Communication.) WITH AN ENGRAVING. To all to whom these presents shall come, &c., &c.— The invention consists, First, of improvements..Read More

October 7 1851
Patent: Joshua Stevens

Patent: Joshua Stevens

US 8412 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSEHUA STEVENS, OF CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO MASSACEHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING-BREECH PISTOLS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 8,442, dated October 7, 1851. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Joshua Stevens, of Chicopee, in the county..Read More

June 1 1852
Patent: Henry S. North and Chauncey D. Skinner

Patent: Henry S. North and Chauncey D. Skinner

Patent 8982 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. HENRY S. NORTH, OF MIDDLETOWN, AND CHAUNCEY D. SKINNER, OF HADDAM, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING BREECH FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 8,982 dated June 1, 1852. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Henry S. North, of..Read More

October 11 1852
Patent: Auguste Edouard Loradoux Bellford

Patent: Auguste Edouard Loradoux Bellford

British 329 Lever cocking revolver LETTERS PATENT to Auguste Edouard Loradoux Bedford, of 16, Castle Street, Holborn, in tlie City of London, Patent Agent, for the Invention of “ Improvements xir the Construction of Revolving ok Repeating Fire-arms.”—A communication. Sealed the 6th April 1853, and dated the 11th October 1852...Read More

December 4 1852
Patent: Joseph Bentley

Patent: Joseph Bentley

British 960 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Bentley, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun and Pistol Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Impbovements applicable to Fibe-aems.” Sealed the 3rd June 1853, and dated the 4th December 1852. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Joseph Bentley at the Office of..Read More

January 12 1853
Patent: Edward Haslewood

Patent: Edward Haslewood

British 86 LETTERS PATENT to Edward IIaslewoo.1, of Tufuel Park, Hollo-way, in tlie County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms and Projectiles.”—A communication. Sealed the 9th March 1853. and dated the 19th January 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Edward llaslewood at the Office of..Read More

January 28 1853
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British 212 LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 23rd March 1853, and dated the 28th January 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Tranter at the Office of the Commissioners..Read More

February 4 1853
Patent: Philip Webley

Patent: Philip Webley

UK 305 DA Revolver LETTERS PATENT to Philip Webley, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating Pistols and other Fire-arms.” Sealed the 16th April 1853, and dated the 4th February 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by tlie said Philip Webley at the..Read More

March 3 1853
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

British 535 “zig-zag” revolver LETTERS PATENT to Samuel Colt, of Spring Gardens, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, for tlie Invention of “ Improvements in Rotating Breech Fire-arms.”—Partly a communication. Sealed the 27th April 1853, and dated the 3d March 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Samuel Colt at..Read More

March 7 1853
Patent: John Hall

Patent: John Hall

British 577 Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to John Hall, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, and John Crofts, of the same place, Foreman, for the Invention of “ An Improvement or Improvements in Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms.” Sealed the 1st September 1853, and dated the..Read More

March 29 1853
Patent: James Webley

Patent: James Webley

Britain 743 Double and Single Action Lockworks LETTERS PATENT to James Webley, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction of Repeating or Revolving and other Pistols and Fire-arms.” Sealed the 29th September 1853, and dated the 29th March 1853. PROVISIONAL..Read More

April 26 1853
Patent Isaac Brentnall Sheath

Patent Isaac Brentnall Sheath

British 996 Double-action revolver   LETTERS PATENT to Isaac Brentnall Sheath, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 14th June 1853, and dated the 26th April 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Isaac Brentnall Sheath at..Read More

May 3 1853
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

US 9694 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ROBT. ADAMS, OF LONDON, ENGLAND. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 9,694, dated May 3, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Robert Adams, of King William Street, in the city of London, England,..Read More

May 26 1853
Patent: William James Harvey

Patent: William James Harvey

Britain 1298 Double-action revolver   LETTERS PATENT to William James Harvey, of 68, South Street, Exeter, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Firearms.” Sealed the 22nd July 1853, and dated the 26th May 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William James Harvey at the Office of..Read More

August 9 1853
Patent: Joshua Stevens

Patent: Joshua Stevens

US 9929 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSHUA STEVENS, OF CHICOPEE, MASSACEIUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 9,929, dated August 9, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Joshua Stevens, of Chicopee, in the county..Read More

August 9 1853
Patent: George Leonard

Patent: George Leonard

US 9922 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GEORGE LEONARD, OF SHREWSBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 9,922, dated August 9, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that, the undersigned, George Leonard, of Shrewsbury, in the county of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts,..Read More

November 14 1853
Patent: Philip Webley

Patent: Philip Webley

Britain 2127 Single action revolver   LETTERS PATENT to Philip Webley, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of 4i Improvements in Repeating Pi3tol3 and other Fire-arms.” Sealed the 11th March 1854, and dated the 14th September 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION loft by the said Philip Webley..Read More

November 20 1853
Patent: Henry Needham

Patent: Henry Needham

British 2184 LETTERS PATENT to Henry Needham, of Wardour Street, in the County of Middlesex, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 20th March 1854, and dated the 20th September 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Henry Needham at the Office of the..Read More

November 22 1853
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

British 2712 LETTERS PATENT to Robert Adams, of King William Street, in the City of London, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Firearms.” Sealed the lGth May 1854, and dated the 22nd November 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Robert Adams at the Office of the Commissioners of..Read More

November 22 1853
Patent: Morgan L. Rood

Patent: Morgan L. Rood

US 10259 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. MORGAN L. ROOD, OF MARSHALL, MICHIGAN. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 10,259, dated November 22, 1853. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, Morgan L. Rood, of the town of Marshall, in the county of..Read More

December 16 1853
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British 2921 Fire-arms, and Bullets and Waddings to be used therewith. LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Fire-arms, and in Bullets and Waddings to be U8ED THEREWITH.” Sealed the 22nd February 1854, and dated..Read More

December 16 1853
Patent: Thomas Williams

Patent: Thomas Williams

British 2924 LETTERS PATENT to Thomas Williams, of South Castle Street, Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Ah Impeoved Revolving Pistol.” Sealed the 16th June 1864, and dated the 16th December 1853. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Thomas Williams at the Office..Read More

March 11 1854
Patent: Wm. Mt. Storm

Patent: Wm. Mt. Storm

Patent 14420 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WM. MT. STORM, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,420, dated March 11, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Wm. Mt. Storm, of the city and State of New..Read More

March 14 1854
April 4 1854
Patent: Joseph Bentley

Patent: Joseph Bentley

British 768 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Bentley, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading Fire-arms.” Sealed the 26th September 1854, and dated the 4th April 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Joseph Bentley at the Office of the Commissioners..Read More

April 25 1854
Patent: Josiah Ells

Patent: Josiah Ells

US 10812 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSIAH ELLS, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMs. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 10,812, dated April 25, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Josiah Ells, of Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of..Read More

April 27 1854
Patent: John Henry Johnson

Patent: John Henry Johnson

British 955 Revolving Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to John Henry Johnson, of 47, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and of Glasgow, North Britain, Gentleman, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.”—A communication. Sealed the 27th June 1854, and dated the 27th April 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left..Read More

May 3 1854
Patent: William Westley Richards

Patent: William Westley Richards

British 993 LETTERS PATENT to William Westley Richards, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “An Improvement or Improvements in Loading certain Kinds op Fire-arms.” Sealed the 4th July 1854, and dated the 3rd May 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION \eft by the said William Westley..Read More

May 16 1854
Patent: Jeremiah Peck

Patent: Jeremiah Peck

US 10930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JEREMIAH PECK, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO J. PECK AND CHAS. F. GRILLY. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 10,930, dated May 16, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Jeremiah Peck, of the..Read More

May 22 1854

Patent: Henry S. Rogers – Eli Whitney

British 1136 Cylinder Stop LETTERS PATENT to Henry S. Rogers, of New Oxford Street, in tlie County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.” —A communication from Eli Whitney, of the United States of America. Sealed the 22nd August 1854, and dated the 22nd May 1854. (Void..Read More

July 1 1854
August 1 1854
Patent: William Edward Newton

Patent: William Edward Newton

British 1694 Spring loaded repeating revolver LETTERS PATENT to William Edward Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Civil Engineer, for the Invention of “Improvements nr the Construction op Repeating Firearms.”—A communication. Sealed the 20th October 1854, and dated the 1st August 1854...Read More

August 1 1854
Patent: Eli Whitney

Patent: Eli Whitney

USA 11447 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ELI WHITNEY, OF WHITNEYVILLE, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,447, dated August 1, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Eli Whitney, of Whitneyville, in the county of New Haven and State of..Read More

August 8 1854
Patent: Isaac W. Brown

Patent: Isaac W. Brown

US 11470 ISAAC W. BROWN, OF WEST SPRING FIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, FIRE-ARM. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,470, dated August 8, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Isaac W. Brown, of West Springfield, in the county of Hampden and State of Massachusetts, have..Read More

August 10 1854
September 19 1854
Patent: Wm. Henry Morrison

Patent: Wm. Henry Morrison

US 11698 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WM. H. MORRISON, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. FIRE-ARM. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,698, dated September 19, 1854. To all who it may concern: Beit known that I, Wm. Henry Morrison, of Indianapolis, in the county of Marion, in the State of Indiana,..Read More

September 26 1854
Patent: Fordyce Beals

Patent: Fordyce Beals

USA 11715 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FORDYCE BEALS, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 11,715, dated September 26, 1854. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Fordyce Beals, of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and..Read More

October 5 1854
October 5 1854
October 28 1854
Patent: Edward Lindner

Patent: Edward Lindner

British 2297 LETTERS PATENT to Edward Lindner, of the City and State of New York, in the United States of America, for the Invention of “ Improve* HOTS IS REVOLVING-BREECH FlBE- lit M3 AND MAGAZINE.” Sealed the 24th April 1855, and dated the 28th October 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by..Read More

November 11 1854
Patent: John Rigby

Patent: John Rigby

British 1976 LETTEBS PATENT to John Rigby, of the City of Dublin, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Ftre-ams aitd Guns, abd nr Waddings to be used therewith.” Sealed the 6th March 1855, and dated the 11th September 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said John Rigby..Read More

November 23 1854
Patent: Charles Crickmay

Patent: Charles Crickmay

British 2473 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Crickmay, of the Lozells, Handsworth, in the County of Stafford, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ IMPROVEMENTS IE SlEGLE AED REPEATING OR ReVOLVIEG FlRE-ARMS, AED IE THE Mode of Attachieg Bayoeets to Breech-loading Fire-arms.” Sealed the 18th May 1855, and dated the 23rd..Read More

November 30 1854
November 30 1854
December 11 1854
Patent: William James Harvey

Patent: William James Harvey

British 2602 LETTERS PATENT to William James Harvey, of Exeter, Gunmaker, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Fixe-aems when Revolving Barrels axe used/’ Sealed the 20th March 1855, and dated the 11th December 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William James Harvey at the Office of the Commissioners..Read More

December 15 1854
Patent: Robert Adams

Patent: Robert Adams

British 2645 LETTERS PATENT to Robert Adams, of King William Street, in the City ‘ of London, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms called Revolvers.” Sealed the 20th March 1855, and dated the 15th December 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Robert Adams at the Office of..Read More

December 16 1854
December 21 1854
Patent: William Greener

Patent: William Greener

British 2693 LETTERS PATENT to William Greener, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Ixprovmkkts nr Repeatihq Military Rifles, Carbihis, ahd Pistols, ahd ih Cartridges to BE USED THEREWITH.” Sealed tlie 15th June 1855, and dated the 21st December 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left..Read More

January 2 1855
Patent: Joshua Stvens

Patent: Joshua Stvens

US 12189 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSHUA STEVENS, OF CHICOPEE FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS , ASSIGNOR TO TEE MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,189, dated January 2, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Joshua Stevens, of Chicopee..Read More

January 16 1855
Patent: Edmund H. Graham

Patent: Edmund H. Graham

US 12235 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. EDMUND H. GRAHAM OF BIDDEFORD, MAINE. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No 12,235, dated January16,1855. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I Edmund H. Graham, of Biddeford in the county of York and State of Maine have..Read More

February 20 1855
Patent: Frederick Blacket Edward Beaumont

Patent: Frederick Blacket Edward Beaumont

British 374 US 15032 LETTERS PATENT to Frederick Blacket Edward Beaumont, of Upper Woodball, Barnsley, in the County of York, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms called Revolvers/’ Sealed the 11th May 1855, and dated the 20th February 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said..Read More

February 27 1855
Patent: Jehu Hollingsworth and Ralph. S. Mershon

Patent: Jehu Hollingsworth and Ralph. S. Mershon

US 12470 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JEHU HOLLINGSWORTH AND RALPH. S. MERSHON, OF ZANESVILLE, OHIO. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,470, dated February 27, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Jehu Hollingsworth and Ralph. S. Mershon, of Zanesville, in..Read More

March 3 1855
Patent: Timothy Carter for Joshua Stevens

Patent: Timothy Carter for Joshua Stevens

British 479 LETTERS PATENT to Timothy Walker Carter, of the State of Massachusetts, of the United States of America, for the Invention of “ Certain New aitd Usepui. Improvements nr Repeating Fire-arms.”—A communication from Joshua Stevens, of the aforesaid State of Massachusetts. Sealed the 24th April 1855, and dated the..Read More

March 20 1855
Patent: Frederick Newbury

Patent: Frederick Newbury

US 12555 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FREDERICK NEWBURY, OF ALBANY, NEW YORK. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,555, dated March 20, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Frederick Newbury, of the city of Albany, State of New York, have..Read More

April 3 1855
Patent: Rollin White

Patent: Rollin White

US 12648 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ROLLIN WHITE, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12,648, dated April 3, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, ROLLIN WHITE, of the city and county of Hartford, and State of Connecticut,..Read More

April 5 1855
Patent: Joseph Brazier

Patent: Joseph Brazier

British 760 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Brazier, of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford, Manufacturer,. for the Invention of “An Improvement or Improvements in Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms,” Sealed the 5th June 1855, and dated the 5th April 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Joseph Brazier at the Office..Read More

April 20 1855
April 24 1855
Patent: William Westley Richards

Patent: William Westley Richards

British 911 LETTERS PATENT to William Westley Richards, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ An Improvement or Improvements in Repeating or Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 29th June 1855, and dated the 24th April 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Westley..Read More

May 10 1855
Patent: H. Mangeot

Patent: H. Mangeot

Belgium 1254

June 12 1855
Patent: Frederick Newbury

Patent: Frederick Newbury

USA 13039 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,039, dated June 12, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, Frederick Newbury, of the city of Albany, State of New York, have invented an Improvement in the Construction..Read More

June 13 1855
Patent: Frederick Collier Bakewell for Josiah Ells

Patent: Frederick Collier Bakewell for Josiah Ells

British 1346 LETTERS PATENT to Frederick Collier Balcewell, of No. 6, Haverstock Terrace, Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex, for tlie Invention of “ Improvements in Rotating Breech Fire-arms.”—A communication from Josiah Ells, of the United States of North America. Sealed the 7th December 1855, and dated the 13th June..Read More

June 14 1855
Patent: Joseph Enouy

Patent: Joseph Enouy

British 1359 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Enouy, residing at No. 31, Denbigh Place, Pimlico, in the Parish of St George’s, Hanover Square, Middlesex, for the Invention of “ The Means of 4 Removal * of every Rotary or Revolving 4 Barrel or Cylinder ’ containing Chambers from all Revolver Pistols,..Read More

July 28 1855
Patent: James Kerr

Patent: James Kerr

British 1722 LETTERS PATENT to James Kerr, of Bedford Terrace, Trinity Square, Southwark, in the County of Surrey, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolver Fire-arms.” Sealed the 25th September 1855, and dated the 28th July 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said James Kerr at tlie Office of..Read More

September 18 1855
Patent: Frederick Newbury

Patent: Frederick Newbury

USA 13582 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. F. NEWBURY, OF ALBANY, NEW YORK. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FREARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,582, dated September 18, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Frederick Newbury, of the city of Albany, State of New York,..Read More

September 18 1855
Patent: William W. Marston

Patent: William W. Marston

USA 13581 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WILLIAM W. MARSTON, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 13,581, dated September 18, 1855. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, William W. Marston, of the city, county, and State of New..Read More

November 6 1855
Patent: Charles Pryse and Paul Cashmore

Patent: Charles Pryse and Paul Cashmore

British 2018 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Pryse, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, and Paul Cashmore, of West Bromwich, in the County of Stafford, Pistol Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements in Repeating Fire-arms.” Sealed the 15th February 1856, and dated the 6th September 1855...Read More

November 7 1855
Patent: Charles Hanson

Patent: Charles Hanson

British 2497 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Hanson, of Pimlico, in the County of Middlesex, Gunsmith, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 1st April 1856, and dated the 7th November 1855. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Charles Hanson at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents,..Read More

November 13 1855

Patent: John Blisset – Void

British 2069 (This Invention received Provisional Protection, but notice to proceed with the application for Letter’s Patent was not given ivithin the time prescribed by the Act.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by John Blissett at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 13th September 1855. I,..Read More

December 31 1855

Patent: John Scott Lillie

British 2952 Using a disc to keep cartridges in place LETTERS PATEITT to Sir John Scott Lillie, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, of Pall Mall, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Guns, Fire-arms, and Implements op War connected therewith.” Sealed..Read More

January 15 1856
Patent: Eben T. Starr

Patent: Eben T. Starr

USA 14118 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. EBEN T. STARR, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14, as, dated January 15, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, E. T. Starr, of the city, county, and State of..Read More

January 21 1856

British 161 LETTERS PATENT to Gustav Adolph Blittkowski, of the City of New York, United States of America, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating Fire-arms/’ Sealed the 24th June 1856, and dated the 21st January 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Gustav Adolph Blittkowski at the Office..Read More

February 8 1856
Patent: Thomas Restell

Patent: Thomas Restell

British 337 LETTERS PATENT to Thomas Restell, of New Kent Road, in the County of Surrey, Chronometer Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading and Revolving Fire-arms, and in Cartridges/’ Sealed the 29th July 1856, and dated the 8th February 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Thomas..Read More

March 25 1856
Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski & Frederick William Hoffmann

Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski & Frederick William Hoffmann

USA 14488 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. G. A. BLITTKOWSKI AND F. W. HOFFMANN, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN NEEDLE-GUNS Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,488, dated March 25, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that we, Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William Hoffmann, late..Read More

April 1 1856
Patent: Joseph Bentley

Patent: Joseph Bentley

British 780 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Bentley, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading Fire-arms, and in the Cartridges to be used therewith.” Sealed the 30th September 1856, and dated the 1st April 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said..Read More

April 16 1856
Patent: Alfred Newton for Samuel Colt

Patent: Alfred Newton for Samuel Colt

British 908 LETTERS PATENT to Alfred Vincent Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Mechanical Draughtsman, for the Invention of “Improvements in Fire-arms and Powder Flasks.”—A communication from Colonel Sam. Colt. Sealed the 27th June 1856, and dated the 16th April 1856. PROVISIONAL..Read More

April 22 1856
Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William Hoffmann

Patent: Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William Hoffmann

USA 14710 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GUSTAV A. BLITTKOWSKI AND FREDERICK WM. HOFFMAN, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,710, dated April 22, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Gustav Adolph Blittkowski and Frederick William..Read More

May 17 1856
Patent: Charles Carroll Tevis – VOID

Patent: Charles Carroll Tevis – VOID

British 1177 (This Invention received Provisional Protection, but notice to proceed with the application for Letters Patent was not given ivithin the time prescribed by the Act.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Charles Carroll Tevis at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 17th May 1856...Read More

May 20 1856
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

USA 14905 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAML, COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 14,905, dated May 20, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Beit known that I, Samuel Colt, of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and..Read More

June 3 1856
Patent: FBE Beaumont

Patent: FBE Beaumont

US 15032 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FREDK. B. E. BEAUMONT, OF UPPER WOODBALL, BARNSLEY, ENGLAND. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 15,032, dated June 3, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Frederick Blacket Edward Beaumont, of Upper Woodhall, Barnsley, in..Read More

June 17 1856
Patent Henry S. North

Patent Henry S. North

USA 15144 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. HENRY S. NORTH, OF MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 15,144, dated June 17, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Henry S. North, of Middletown, in the county of Middlesex and State..Read More

June 24 1856
Patent: Fordyce Beals

Patent: Fordyce Beals

USA 15167 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FORDYCE BEALS, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 15,167, dated June 24, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Fordyce Beals, of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and..Read More

June 24 1856
Patent: James Warner

Patent: James Warner

USA 15202 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 15,202, dated June 24, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, James Warner, of Springfield, in the county of Hampden and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and..Read More

July 3 1856
July 3 1856
July 8 1856
Patent: Alfred Vincent Newton

Patent: Alfred Vincent Newton

British 1608 LETTERS PATENT to Alfred Vincent Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Mechanical Draughtsman, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Repeating Fire-arms.”— A communication. Sealed the 2nd December 1856, and dated the 8th July 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the..Read More

July 22 1856
Patent: C. S. Pettengill

Patent: C. S. Pettengill

USA 15388 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. C. S. PETTENGILL, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 18,388, dated July 22, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, C. S. Pettengill, of the city of New Haven, in..Read More

August 11 1856
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British 1913 LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 5th December 1856, and dated the 16th August 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Tranter, at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents,..Read More

September 12 1856
Patent: John Talbot Pitman

Patent: John Talbot Pitman

British 2134 Repeating Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to John Talbot Pitman, of the American and European Patent Offices, No. 67, Gracechurch Street, in the City of London, for tbe Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating Fire-arms”—A communication. Sealed the 28th November 1856, and dated the 12th September 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left..Read More

October 21 1856
Patent: Dr. Alexandre Le Mat

Patent: Dr. Alexandre Le Mat

US 15925 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. DR. ALEXANDRE LE MAT, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. IMPROVED FIRE-ARM. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 15,925, dated October 21, 1856. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Dr. Alexandre Le Mat, of the city of New Orleans, State..Read More

December 3 1856
Patent Henry Genhart

Patent Henry Genhart

British 2868 LETTERS PATENT to Henry Genhart, Armourer, of the City of Liege, in the Kingdom of Belgium, for the Invention of “ Impbovements in Fiee- ABKS AND OlLDNANCE, AND OE THE CARTRIDGES OB PROJECTILES 10 BE USED THEREWITH.** Sealed the 2nd June 1857, and dated the 3rd December 1856...Read More

January 13 1857
Patent: Alfred Tonks

Patent: Alfred Tonks

USA 16411 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. ALFRED TONKS, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. IMPROVEMENT IN LOCKS OF FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 16,411, dated January 13, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Alfred Tonks, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State..Read More

February 10 1857
Patent: Francis S Brettell & Joseph B. Frisbie

Patent: Francis S Brettell & Joseph B. Frisbie

USA 16575 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FRANCIS S. BRETTELL AND JOS. B. FRISBIE, OF ALLEGEIENY CITY, PA. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 16,575, dated February 10, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that we, Francis S. Brettell and Joseph. B. Frisbie,..Read More

March 3 1857
Patent: Samuel Colt

Patent: Samuel Colt

USA 16716 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. SAML. COLT, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, IMPROVEMENT IN THE MODE OF LUBRICATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 16,716, dated March 3, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Samuel Colt, of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut,..Read More

April 2 1857
Patent: Alfred Vincent Newton

Patent: Alfred Vincent Newton

British 921 LETTERS PATENT to Alfred Vincent Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Mechanical Draughtsman, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating Fire-arms.”— A communication. Sealed the 11th September 1857, and dated the 2nd April 1857. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the..Read More

April 14 1857
Patent: Josiah Ells

Patent: Josiah Ells

USA 17032 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSIAH ELLS, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 17,032, dated April 14, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Josiah Ells, of Pittsburg, county of Allegheny, and State of Pennsylvania, have..Read More

April 14 1857
Patent: James Kerr

Patent: James Kerr

USA 17044 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JAMES KERR, OF LONDON, ENGLAND. IMPROVED RAMMER FOR MANY-CHAMBERED BREECH FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 17,044, dated April 14, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, James Kerr, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain,..Read More

April 18 1857
Patent: William Granville

Patent: William Granville

British 1098 LETTERS PATENT to William Henry Dearing Granville, of 44, Holborn Hill, in the City of London, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms and in the Means of Loading the same.” Sealed the 16th October 1857, and dated the 18th April 1857. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left..Read More

April 28 1857
Patent: Josiah Ells

Patent: Josiah Ells

USA 17143 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOSIAH ELLS, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 17,143, dated April 28, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Josiah Ells, of Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania,..Read More

May 26 1857
Patent: Edward Lindner

Patent: Edward Lindner

USA 17382 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. EDWARD LINDNER, OF NEW YORK, N.Y. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 17,382, dated May 26, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Edward Lindner, of New York, in the county and State of New..Read More

May 26 1857
Patent: Fordyce Beals

Patent: Fordyce Beals

USA 17359 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. FORDYCE BEALS, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOVING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 17,359, dated May 26, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Fordyce Beals, of the city of New Haven, in the county..Read More

June 30 1857
Patent: Jacob Shaw

Patent: Jacob Shaw

USA 17698 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JACOB SHAW, JR., OF HINCKLEY, OHIO. IMPROVEMENT IN FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 17,698, dated June 30, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, JACOB SHAW, Jr., of the township of Hinckley, in the county of..Read More

October 3 1857
October 14 1857
Patent: John Swinburn for Thomas Bailey

Patent: John Swinburn for Thomas Bailey

British 2625 LETTERS PATENT to John Field Swinburn, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Firearms.”—A communication from Thomas Bailey, of New Orleans, United States, Gun Maker. Sealed the 13th April 1858, and dated the 14th October 1857. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left..Read More

October 17 1857
Patent: Joseph Bentley

Patent: Joseph Bentley

British 2657 LETTERS PATENT to Joseph Bentley, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 16th April, 1858, and dated the 17th October 1857. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Joseph Bentley at the Office of the Commissioners of..Read More

October 20 1857
Patent: Geo R. Crooker

Patent: Geo R. Crooker

USA 18486 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. GEO. R. CROOKER, OF NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO GEO. G. MARTIN, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. IMPROVED MODE OF PRIMING REPEATING FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 18,486, dated October 20, 1857. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, G...Read More

October 22 1857
Patent P.A. Loron

Patent P.A. Loron

Belgium 5115

October 22 1857
Patent: Charles Reeves

Patent: Charles Reeves

British 2690 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Reeves, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “Improvements nr Repeating or Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 13th April 1858, and dated the 22nd October 1857. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Charles Reeves at the Office of the Commissioners..Read More

November 7 1857
Patent: John Adams

Patent: John Adams

British 2824 Revolver Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to John Adams, of Queen’s Road, Dalston, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolver Fibe- ARHS.” Sealed the SOth April 1858, and dated the 7th November 1857. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said John Adams at the Office..Read More

November 17 1857
Patent: George Tomlinson Bousfield

Patent: George Tomlinson Bousfield

British 2882 Fire-arms and Detonating Compounds. LETTERS PATENT to George Tomlinson Bousfield, of Loughboro* Park, Brixton, in the County of Surrey, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms, and in Detonating Compounds to be used therewith.”—A communication. Sealed the 26th January 1858, and dated the 17th November 1857. PROVISIONAL..Read More

December 24 1857
Patent: Charles Reeves

Patent: Charles Reeves

British 3156 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Reeves, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Repeating or Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 13th April 1858, and dated the 24th December 1857. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Charles Reeves at the Office of the..Read More

January 14 1858
February 8 1858
Patent: Henry Ball

Patent: Henry Ball

British 235 Repeating and other Fire arms, &c. LETTERS PATENT to Henry Ball, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating and other Pipe-arms, a Portion op which Improvements may be applied to Ordnance.” Sealed the 2nd August 1858, and dated..Read More

March 29 1858
Patent: William Harding

Patent: William Harding

British 669 Revolver Fire-arms; Apparatus for Manufacturing Projectiles. LETTERS PATENT to William Harding, of Forest Hill, in the County of . Kent, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolver Fire-arms and in Apparatus for Manufacturing Projectiles.” Sealed the 25th September 1858, and dated the 29th March 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION..Read More

April 15 1858
May 24 1858
Patent: William Harding

Patent: William Harding

British 1159 Revolver Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to William Harding, of Forest Hill, in the County of Kent,’ for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolver Fire-arms.” Sealed the 19th October 1858, and dated the 24th May 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Harding at the Office of the..Read More

May 27 1858
Patent: P.A. Loron

Patent: P.A. Loron

Belgium 5808

July 8 1858
July 15 1858
Patent: Richard Brazier

Patent: Richard Brazier

British 1593 Repeating Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to Richard Brazier, of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Repeating Fire-arms.” Sealed the 25th September 1858, and dated the 15th July 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Richard Brazier at the Office of the..Read More

July 19 1858
Patent: Charles Reeves

Patent: Charles Reeves

British 1623 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Reeves, of Birmingham, in the County of •Warwick, Manufacturer, for the Invention of “Improvements in Repeating Fire-arms,” Sealed the 5th October 1858, and dated the 19th July 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Charles Reeves at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents,..Read More

July 20 1858
Patent: Thomas Bailey

Patent: Thomas Bailey

British 1634 LETTERS PATENT to Thomas Bailey, of New Orleans, United States, and of 17, Russell Street, Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ ImpbovejSehts in Repeating FIREARMS.” Sealed the 5th October 1858, and dated the 20th July 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the..Read More

September 23 1858
Patent: Deprez-Joassart

Patent: Deprez-Joassart

Belgium 6511 (Thanks littlegun.be)

November 1 1858
Patent: William Palmer

Patent: William Palmer

British 2436 LETTERS PATENT to William Palmer, of the City and State of New York, United States of America, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Firearms.” Sealed the 1st April 1859, and dated the 1st November 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Palmer at the Office of..Read More

December 16 1858
December 17 1858
Patent: James Kerr

Patent: James Kerr

British 2896 LETTERS PATENT to James Kerr, of 17, Bedford Terrace, Trinity Square, Southwark, in the County of Surrey, Engineer, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr the Construction of Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 25th February 1859, and dated the 17th December 1858. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said James..Read More

January 26 1859
Patent: James Kerr

Patent: James Kerr

British 242 Revolving Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to James Kerr, of 17, Bedford Terrace, Trinity Square, Southwark, in the County of Surrey, Engineer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction of Revolving Fire-arms.’* Scaled the 10th June 1859, and dated the 26th January 1859. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the..Read More

April 21 1859
June 30 1859
Patent: P.A. Loron

Patent: P.A. Loron

Belgium 7636

July 8 1859
Patent: Francis Alexandre Le Mat

Patent: Francis Alexandre Le Mat

British 1622 Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to Francis Alexandre Le Mat, of New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, in the United States of America, Colonel Aide-de-Camp, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction of Revolving or Repeating Fire-arms.” Sealed the 4th January 1860, and dated..Read More

July 29 1859
Patent Alfred Newton for John Walch

Patent Alfred Newton for John Walch

British 1764 LETTERS PATENT to Alfred Vincent Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Mechanical Draughtsman, for the Invention of “ Certain Improvements nr that Class op Fire-arms known as Revolvers, and in Bullets por the same.”—A communication from abroad by John Walch,..Read More

August 22 1859
Patent: Henry Spratt

Patent: Henry Spratt

British 1918 LETTERS PATENT to Henry Spratt, of the Royal Marine Barracks, Plymouth, in the County of Devon, Captain, Royal Marines, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Pistols and otheb Fire-abms.” Sealed the 21st February 1860, in pursuance of an Order of the Lord Chancellor, and dated the..Read More

October 5 1859
Patent: William Newton for Perrin and Delmas

Patent: William Newton for Perrin and Delmas

British 2263 LETTERS PATENT to William Edward Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Civil Engineer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.”—A communication from abroad by Messrs. Perrin and Delmas, of Paris, in the Empire of France. Sealed the 11th..Read More

October 29 1859
December 30 1859
Patent: Richard Archibald Brooman for L. F. Devisme

Patent: Richard Archibald Brooman for L. F. Devisme

British 2990 LETTERS PATENT to Richard Archibald Brooraan, of 166, Fleet Street, in the City of London, E. C., Patent Agent, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.”— A communication from L. F. Devisme, residing at Paris. Sealed the 28th June 1859, and dated the 30th December 1858...Read More

April 7 1860
Patent: Starr Arms

Patent: Starr Arms

British 880 LETTERS PATENT to William Clark, of 53, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Engineer & Patent Agent, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.”—A communication from abroad by the u Starr Arms Company,” of the City, County, and State of New York, U.S.A. Sealed the 3rd..Read More

April 10 1860
Patent: John Rigby

Patent: John Rigby

British 899 LETTERS PATENT to John Rigby, of the City of Dublin, Ireland, ^Gun Maker, and William Nicholas Norman, of said City of Dublin, Gentleman, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Guns and other Fire-arms, and in Cartridges to be used therewith.” Sealed the 4th October 1860, and dated..Read More

September 18 1860
Patent – Daniel Moore

Patent – Daniel Moore

US 30079 Be it known that I, Daniel Moore, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented, made, and applied to use certain new and useful Improvements in Revolving-Breech Fire-Arms; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exac..Read More

November 6 1860
Patent: John Adams

Patent: John Adams

US 30602 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. JOHN ADAMS, OF DALSTON, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, ASSIGNOR TO THOMAS POULTNEY, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVER FIRE-ARMS. Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 30,602, dated November 6, 1860. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, John Adams,..Read More

May 31 1861

British 1362 LETTERS PATENT to Frederick Tolhausen, Civil Engineer and Patent Agent, of No. 35, Boulevart Bonne Nouvelle, Paris, in the Empire of France, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.”— A communication from Michel Javelle, resident at No. 54, Rue Beaubrun, St. Etienne, in the Empire of..Read More

June 4 1861
Patent: John Andrew Van Braam

Patent: John Andrew Van Braam

British 1408 LETTERS PATENT to John Andrew Van Braam, of the City of New York, Artist, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Constructing the Barbels OP FlRE-ARMS AND ORDNANCE, AND IN FlBE-ARMS.” Sealed the 3rd December 1861, and dated the 4th June 1861. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said..Read More

June 11 1861
Patent: Charles Richard Alsop

Patent: Charles Richard Alsop

British 1498 LETTERS PATENT to William Edward Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Civil Engineer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Gun Stocks.”—■ A communication from abroad by Charles Richard Alsop, of Middleton, State of Connecticut, and Joseph Wright Alsop and..Read More

July 12 1861
Patent: John Adams

Patent: John Adams

British 1758 LETTERS PATENT to John Adams, of King William Street, in the City of London, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms, and in Cartridges for the same.” Sealed the 7th January 1862, and dated the 12th July 1861. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION leffc by the said..Read More

March 8 1862
Patent: John Deane Jr.

Patent: John Deane Jr.

British 626 LETTERS PATENT to John Deane, junior, of King William Street, in the City of London, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms/* Sealed the 5th September 1862, and dated the 8th March 1862. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said John Deane at the Office..Read More

April 15 1862

British 1081 LETTERS PATENT to Francois Alexandre Le Mat, of New Orleans, in tbe United States of America, Colonel Aide-de-Camp, and Charles Frederic Girard, of Washington, in the United States of America, Doctor of Medicine, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction op Revolving and Repeating Fire-arms, Part..Read More

May 27 1862
Patent: Charles W. Hopkins

Patent: Charles W. Hopkins

US 35419 Be it known that I, CHARLEs W. HOPKINS, of Norwich, in the county of New London and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same,..Read More

May 27 1862
Patent: William Palmer

Patent: William Palmer

British 1592 LETTERS PATENT to William Palmer* of the City and State of New York, United States of America, for the Invention of “Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 25th July 1862, and dated the 27th May 1862, PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Palmer at the Office of..Read More

July 19 1862

Patent: William Tranter

<No Image> British patent 2067 LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fibe-abms.” Sealed the 17th October 1862, and dated the 19th July 1862. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Tranter at the Office of..Read More

December 26 1862
Patent Philippe Antoine Mathieu & Jules Felix Gevelot

Patent Philippe Antoine Mathieu & Jules Felix Gevelot

British 3452 LETTERS PATENT to William Clark, of 53, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Engineer and Patent Agent, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.”—A communication from abroad by Philippe Antoine Mathieu, Proprietor, and Jules Felix Gevelot, Manufacturer, both of 29, Boulevart St. Martin, Paris. Sealed the..Read More

March 5 1863
Patent: Alexandre Guerriero

Patent: Alexandre Guerriero

British 628 LETTERS PATENT to William Clark, of 53, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Engineer and Patent Agent, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-arms.”—A communication from abroad by Alexandre Guerriero, of 29, Boulevart St. Martin, Paris. Sealed the 29th August 1863, and dated the 5th March..Read More

April 9 1863
Patent: James Cameron Campbell

Patent: James Cameron Campbell

British 902 LETTERS PATENT to Alfred Vincent Newton, of the Office for Patents, 66, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Mechanical Draughtsman, for the Invention of “ An Improved Construction of Offensive Weapon.”—A communication from abroad by James Cameron Campbell, of New York City, in the United States of..Read More

May 19 1863
Patent: Anthony Pollak

Patent: Anthony Pollak

British 1251 LETTERS PATENT to John Henry Johnson, of 47, Lincolns Inn Fields, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading Fire-arms.”— A communication from abroad by Anthony Poliak, of Washington, in the United States of America. Sealed the 21st July 1863, and dated..Read More

November 7 1863
Patent: Benjamin Franklyn Joslyn

Patent: Benjamin Franklyn Joslyn

British 2768 LETTERS PATENT to Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, of the City, County, and State of New York, United States, now of No. 12, Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Revolving Fire-asms.”—A communication from abroad by Benjamin Franklyn Joslyn, of Stonington,..Read More

November 12 1863
Patent: Thomas Jefferson Vail

Patent: Thomas Jefferson Vail

British 2250 LETTERS PATENT to William Clark, of 53, Chancery Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Engineer and Patent Agent, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.”—A communication from abroad by Thomas Jefferson Vail, of Hartford, County of Hartford, and State of Connecticut, United States of America. Sealed..Read More

January 5 1864
Patent: H. A. Briggs and Samuel Hopkins

Patent: H. A. Briggs and Samuel Hopkins

US 41117   Be it known that we, H. A. BRIGGs and SAMUEL S. HoPKINS, both of Norwich, in the county of New London and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Revolving Fire-Arms; and we do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear,..Read More

January 8 1864

Provisional Patent: Robert Adams

British 50 (Void) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Robert Adams at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 8th January 1864. I, Robert Adams, of King William Street, in the City of London, Gun Maker, do hereby declare the nature of the Invention for “ Improvements..Read More

January 18 1864
Patent: Leon Lambin & Toussaint Theate

Patent: Leon Lambin & Toussaint Theate

British 130 PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION’ left by Henri; Adrien Bonneville at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 18fch January 1864′.—A communication from . Leon Lambin and Toussaint Theate, residing at Libge, in the Kingdom of Belgium. I, Henri Adrien Bonneville, Patent Agent, of the British,..Read More

February 25 1864
Patent: Bethel Burton

Patent: Bethel Burton

British 469 PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Bethel Burton at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 25th February 1864. I, Bethel Burton, of the City of Brooklyn, State of New York, America, at present residing at 21, Tollington Road, N., London, do hereby declare the..Read More

March 12 1864
Patent: Charles Edwin Wallis

Patent: Charles Edwin Wallis

British 624 LETTERS PATENT to Charles Edwin Wallis, of Millman Street, Bedford Row, Holborn, London, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.” Sealed the 8th September 1864, and dated the 12th March 1864. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Charles Edwin Wallis at..Read More

March 30 1864
Patent: Constant Degueldre

Patent: Constant Degueldre

Belgium 15950 (Thanks littlegun.be)

August 19 1864
Patent: Bethel Burton

Patent: Bethel Burton

British 2059 LETTERS PATENT to Bethel Burton, of the City of Brooklyn, in the State of New York, America, at present residiug with Messieurs Alexander Beil and Son, No. 8, Finch Lane, London, E.C., for the Invention of “ Improvements in Breech-loading and Revolving Fire-arms and Cannon, and Metallic Cartridges.”..Read More

September 10 1864
Patent: Constant Degueldre

Patent: Constant Degueldre

Belgian 16732 (Thanks littlegun.be)

October 12 1864
Patent: Ambrogio Micheloni

Patent: Ambrogio Micheloni

British 2513 ( This Invention received Provisional Protection only.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Isaiah Williams at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 12th October 1864.—A communication from abroad by Ambrogio Micheloni, of Milan, in the Kingdom of Italy. I, Isaiah Williams, of Birmingham, in..Read More

November 28 1864
Patent: Jean Jougen

Patent: Jean Jougen

British 2383 LETTERS PATENT to Jean Jongen, of Lifege, in tie Kingdom of Belgium, Gun Manufacturer, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction op Fire-arms.’* Sealed the 28th February 1865, and dated the 28th September 1864. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Jean Jongen at the Office of..Read More

February 8 1865
July 20 1865
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British 1889 A.D. 1865, 20th July. Nº 1889. Fire-arms and Cartridges. LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “IMPROVEMENTS IN FIRE-ARMS, AND IN CARTRIDGES FOR THE SAME.’ Sealed the 12th January 1866, and dated the 20th July 1865. PROVISIONAL..Read More

August 4 1865

Provisional Patent: Thomas William Webley

British 2030 (This Invention received Provisional Protection only.) PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Thomas William Webley at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 4th August 1865. I, Thomas William Webley, of the Firm of Philip Webley and Sons, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick,..Read More

August 7 1865
Patent William Castle Dodge

Patent William Castle Dodge

British 2050 LETTERS PATENT to William Castle Dodge, of Washington City, District of Columbia, United States of America, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Fire-asms.” Sealed the 2nd February 1866, and dated the 7th August 1865. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Castle Dodge at the Office of..Read More

July 28 1866
Patent: John Adams

Patent: John Adams

British 1959 LETTERS PATENT to John Adams, of No. 391, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction op Revolver Fire-arms, and in Apparatus employed in their Manufacture, also in Cartridges to be used therewith.” Sealed the 23rd November 1866, and dated the..Read More

August 17 1866
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British 2113   A.D. 1866, 17th August. N° 2113. Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “Improvements in Fire-arms.” Sealed the 11th December 1866, and dated the 17th August 1866. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Tranter..Read More

October 2 1866
February 2 1867
August 1 1867

Patent: William Tranter

British 2228 LETTERS PATENT to William Tranter, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gun Maker, for the Invention of “ Improvements nr Firearms.” Sealed the 10th December 1868, and dated the 1st August 1867. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Tranter at the Office of the Commissioners of..Read More

October 22 1867
Patent: John Adams

Patent: John Adams

British 2961 Breech-loading Revolver Fire-arms. LETTERS PATENT to John Adams, of Number 391, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of “ Improvements in the Construction of Breech-loading Revolver Fire-arms.” Sealed the 17th April 1867, and dated the 22nd October 1867. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said John..Read More

December 31 1867
January 28 1868
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British patent 285 Ejector, Cylinder Detent, Hammer/Firing Pin Breech actions, revolving-chamber. – The double-action lock for revolvers, described in Specification No. 1913, A.D. 1856, is applied to a breech-loading revolver in order to fire a central-fire cartridge.  For this purpose the hammer is made to strike a spring firing-pin A working..Read More

November 28 1868
Patent: William Tranter

Patent: William Tranter

British Patent 3622 Extractors Breech actions, revolving-chamber. – In a revolver the frame or break-off is formed with a hinged part which can be opened to allow of the cartridge cases being pushed out by a sliding-rod actuated by a lever rotating a pinion at its end which engages with rack..Read More

December 21 1868
March 19 1869
Patent Augusto Albini

Patent Augusto Albini

British 838 Revolving Fire-arms, LETTERS PATENT to Augusto Albini, of Genoa, and also of No. 1, New Broad Street Buildings, in the City of London, Captain in the Royal Italian Navy, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Repeating or Revolving FIRE-ARMS.,, Sealed the 14th September 1869, and dated 19th..Read More

May 17 1869
Patent: Smith and Wesson

Patent: Smith and Wesson

British 1510 LETTERS PATENT to William Robert Lake, of tbe Pirm of Haseltine, Lake, & Co., of No. 8, Southampton Buildings, London, Patent Agents, for the Invention of “ Improvements in Revolving Fire-arms.** — A communication from abroad by Messrs. Smith and Wesson, of Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America...Read More