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  Ambrose Burnside - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1852 he was appointed to the command of Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island, and while there he married Mary Bishop of Providence, Rhode Island.
In 1853 he resigned his commission in the Regular Army, although maintaining a position in the state militia, and devoted his time and energy to the manufacture of the famous rifle that bears his name, the Burnside Breechloading Carbine.
The Secretary of War under President James Buchanan, John B. Floyd, contracted with the Burnside Arms Company to equip a large portion of the army with his carbine, and induced him to establish extensive factories for its manufacture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ambrose_Burnside   (1664 words)

 Rutgers Book Center - United States Military Small Arms 1816-1865   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Perspective drawings of all breechloading arms produced for the armed forces between 1816 and 1865 show the operation of each to its best advantage, while overall views of every arm described include major and minor variations.
The major mechanical priming systems, alterations from muzzleloading to breechloading, and the principal methods of conversion from flintlock to percussion ignition are also included within the scope of the first three chapter.
The rarely encountered single-shot breechloading pistols are included as well, and are depicted and described in detail.
www.rutgersgunbooks.com /usmilita.shtml   (822 words)

 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission - NEBRASKAland Magazine
Breechloading rifles existed in the 1830s, and Union soldiers used them during the Civil War, accelerating their development and popularity after the war.
Before the 1870s, nearly all breechloading shotguns were produced by European gunsmiths and priced beyond the reach of the average American sportsman.
Just as there is no definitive answer as to who made the first breechloading shotgun, the first maker of paper shotshells with brass bases has long been debated.
www.ngpc.state.ne.us /nebland/articles/history/shotshells.asp   (6846 words)

 12-pdr Whitworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Whitworth was the only breechloading rifle to be used in the Battle of Gettysburg.
While capable of firing the same types of ammunition as other rifles, the Whitworth rifle was most often loaded with solid "bolts." In the case of the breechblock's jamming, the Whitworth rifle could be loaded from the muzzle.
The rate of fire of a breechloader was not significantly greater than than that of muzzle-loading artillery.
schwartz.eng.auburn.edu /ACW/arty/12whitworth.html   (178 words)

 Spanish Wooden Cruisers
Her armament consisted on six 162mm/25 cal breechloading Hontoria guns, two 87mm/24 cal beechloading Hontoria guns, four 75mm/26 cal breechloading Krupp guns, two machine guns, and two torpedo tubes.
She was armed with four 150mm/25 cal. breechloading Armstrong guns, two 120mm/25 cal. breechloading Armstrong guns, two 87mm/24cal Breechloading Hontoria guns, four 75mm/26cal breechloading Krupp guns, eight 37mm/20cal rapid-fire Hotchkiss guns, two machine guns and two torpedo tubes.
She was armed with four 150mm/25 cal breechloading Amstrong guns, two 120mm/25 cal Armstrong breechloading gun, two 87mm/24 cal Hontoria breechloading guns, four 75mm/26 cal Krupp breechloading guns, two machine guns, and two torpedo tubes.
www.spanamwar.com /spanwoodenbcruisers.htm   (1028 words)

 58 Springfield Rifle Musket
Immediately after the War when supply was no longer a consideration, the Army quickly switched to a breechloading rifle to the unpleasant surprise of the (American Native) Indians.
Various methods and inventions were used to convert the common muzzle loading musket to breechloader.
For all these methods of converting musket to breechloaders, the resulting products were as long and heavy as the predecessors and it was frugal to use the same bayonets.
www.hackman-adams.com /guns/TrapSniderConv.htm   (514 words)

 N-SSA Breechloading Rifle Match   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The newest competition within the North-South Skirmish Association is the breechloader team match.
Regional breechloader matches quite often consist of threee members, this is done to increase the number of teams competing since there are a smaller number of people attending.
Regional breechloader matches are free to substitute other targets in place of the ones listed above.
www.n-ssa.org /NATIONAL/blr_match.html   (190 words)

Single-shot rifled.50 caliber breechloader with a folding mechanism (like a shotgun) using a metallic cartridge whose wide flange at the base provided the gas seal.
The maximum effective range was about 1000 yards, less than that of the muzzleloading Springfields and Enfields, but its breechloading mechanism allowed up to 10 shots a minute (as opposed to twice a minute with the muzzleloaders), and the soldier could easily reload the Sharps in a prone, i.e.
It was not properly a breechloader, but once loaded, its rate of fire was considerably faster than that of a muzzle loader.
www.aotc.net /Spencer.htm   (5771 words)

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A breechloading rifle/carbine II company match shall consist of net less than 3, nor more than 7, events, of which at least two (2) must be official events under rule 15.5.1.
The host staff may schedule the breechloading rifle/carbine II company match at its discretion.
The company with the lowest total elapsed time shall be judged the winner, with successively lower places being determined by progressively longer total elapsed times.
www.n-ssa.org /NATIONAL/RULES/section24.html   (671 words)

The smoothbore cannon, first appearing in the early 14th century in Europe, assumed its classic form at the beginning of the 17th century, which persisted unchanged to the mid-19th century, when it was superseded by the breechloading rifled gun.
Since it was difficult to load a rifled gun from the muzzle, breechloading rifles were a possible alternative.
The Armstrong breechloading rifles on the deck would have been quite sufficient armament, since they outranged all other naval guns, and were devastatingly effective.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/tech/cannon.htm   (11420 words)

 National Civil War Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Only after threat of a mutiny from the troops, and intervention by President Lincoln, were the Sharpshooters properly armed.
In March of 1862, the encampment came to an end as Company C and the rest of the regiment were ordered to join the Army of the Potomac for General McClellan's Peninsular Campaign.
At Manassas, Antietam and Fredricksburg, the Sharpshooters proved the superiority of aimed fire with their breechloading rifles.
www.ncwa.org /union/1stusss/1stus.htm   (713 words)

 NPS Publications: Popular Study Series
HISTORY records that on June 1, 1776, at Woolwich, England, Maj. Patrick Ferguson, of the British Army, demonstrated his newly devised breechloading flintrock rifle to the astonishment of all beholders.
Ferguson developed his rifle from two earlier types of breechloaders, the Hardley and the Foster, upon which it was an actual improvement, and his gun has the distinction of being the first breechloading arm used by organized troops of any nation.
The piece is equipped with a breechplug which passes perpendicularly through the breech of the barrel and this, having a quick-traveling screw thread, is lowered or raised by a single revolution of the trigger guard acting as a lever.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/popular/12/ps12-3.htm   (828 words)

 2nd Class GB
Her armament consisted of one 87mm/27cal breechloading gun, one 70mm/16cal breechloading gun, and 2 machine guns.
Her armament consisted of one 87mm/27cal breechloading gun, 70mm/16cal breechloading gun, and two machine guns.
Her armament consisted of one 120mm/25cal breechloading gun and one 25 mm machine gun.
www.spanamwar.com /span2ndclassgunboats2.htm   (2123 words)

 breechloading - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
We found 4 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word breechloading:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "breechloading" is defined.
breechloading : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=breechloading   (80 words)

 Historic California Posts:Fort Winfield Scott: Battery Lancaster
Northernmost of the complex of batteries were emplacements 6, 7 and 8, which now have been almost entirely covered by the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza, built many years later.
Here were three 12-inch breechloading rifled guns on Buffington-Crozier so-called 'disappearing' carriages, which rotated backwards and downwards with the recoil of the gun so that it could be reloaded behind protection of earthworks and concrete from low trajectory enemy naval gunfire.
Four 15-inch Rodman guns of Battery West had to be removed and their emplacements, dating from the 1870s, were destroyed to accommodate construction of the two later The 12-inch breechloading rifles were all manufactured by the Watervliet Arsenal.
www.militarymuseum.org /BtyLancaster.html   (465 words)

 Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Hunting - Trapping
My younger brother bought a Wal-mart Muzzleloader last year for around $100 and killed several deer.
Most breechloading guns I've looked at start at $240.00.
Does anyone have any positives here that would make you by a breechload vs. muzzleloader(other than shell breechloading vs. barrel-loading)
www.mdwfp.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11081   (212 words)

 Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, blackpowder and rare antique gun supplies.
Also, nosecap is missing and wood is slightly damaged in that area.
MP1201 Firing Pin (Original) For 1866 Springfield Breechloading Rifle
MD1202 Ejector (Original) For 1866 Springfield Breechloading Rifle
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 Scenario - Turuturu-Mokai 1868
The more he can show that the pakeha is not invincible through a speedy victory, the more his mana will increase and the more followers will rally to his banner.
In temporary whare, 2 Constables, single-shot breechloading carbines:
Coming on 3rd turn after first messenger or fleeing soldier after the alarm is raised exits the board and survives.
home.earthlink.net /~cyberkiwi/soldiers/scenarios.html   (2075 words)

 CWN Book Reviews
In his Preface author Dean S. Thomas states, “You do not know your Civil War gun unless you know and understand its ammunition!” This book then proceeds to detail the ammunition that was produced for 24 federal breechloading carbines and rifles purchased or ordered by the Ordnance Department during the war.
The book is also a history of Civil War arms and ammunition technology, and will take it rightful place in that field.
Kudos to Thomas and his staff for a most enjoyable trip through the subject of federal Civil War breechloading ammunition.
www.civilwarnews.com /reviews/bookreviews.cfm?ID=336   (574 words)

 Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Hunting - Trapping
Does the new "Breech loading" change for the primative weapon law mean I can use my TC Encore.
This an approved list that we have for the new public notice on the breechloading sigle shot rifles, kind or type manufactured before 1900 with an exposed hammer,.38 cal or larger.
This is just a list comprised of commonly available rifles.
www.mdwfp.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11350   (181 words)

 Digital History
The new weapons had appeared so suddenly that commanders did not immediately realize that they needed to compensate for the increased range and accuracy of rifles.
The Civil War was the first war in which soldiers used repeating rifles (which could fire several shots without reloading), breechloading arms (which were loaded from behind the barrel instead of through the muzzle), and automated weapons like the Gatling gun.
The Civil War also marked the first use by Americans of shrapnel, booby traps, and land mines.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /database/article_display.cfm?HHID=92   (255 words)

 Civil War Explorer > Small Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The 1852 Sharps carbine was a single-shot breechloading arm used in virtually every major American cavalry action from 1854 to the end of the Civil War.
The Civil War witnessed a technological revolution in weaponry.
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www.civilwar.org /cwe/AREA003.asp?9003003000000   (880 words)

 Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, blackpowder and rare antique gun supplies.
Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, flpowder and rare antique gun supplies.
Home » Antique Arms » Longarms » Breechloading Shotguns
Use keywords or Item # to find the product you are looking for.
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 Find in a Library: Hall's 1819 Model breechloading rifle
Find in a Library: Hall's 1819 Model breechloading rifle
Sorry, no libraries with the specified item were found.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/8678ebb620c248b3a19afeb4da09e526.html   (53 words)

 Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association
The Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (HBSA) was founded in 1973 to encourage the preservation of breechloading firearms and to foster study of all the aspects from the aesthetics of the sporting gunmaker and engraver’s art to the functional equipment of the soldier or target shooter.
The HBSA runs lecture events at the Imperial War Museum in London and at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
ALL are welcome to come and join our celebrations.
www.mlagb.com /hbsa   (175 words)

 The Civil War Bullet - View topic - Question about Civil War breechloading carbines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Civil War Bullet : View topic - Question about Civil War breechloading carbines
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:36 pm Post subject: Question about Civil War breechloading carbines
The area I hunt has yielded bullets that are primarily.50 Smith's,.50 Gallagher's and.58 minies.
www.cwbullet.org /-vp6108.html   (465 words)

 Robert V. Bruce / Lincoln and the Tools of War
Robert V. Bruce / Lincoln and the Tools of War
Fascinated by mechanical gadgetry and technology, Lincoln introduced breechloaders and machine guns into warfare and promoted the use of incendiary weapons, ironclad warships, breechloading cannons, and aerial reconnaissance.
Robert Bruce chronicles the President's struggle against bureaucratic red tape and his dealings with the colorful parade of inventors, ordinance experts, bureaucrats, military officers, and lobbyists who heralded a new era in warfare.
www.press.uillinois.edu /pre95/0-252-06090-3.html   (160 words)

 AA Auction 6632609 (Ended 05/09/2005, 11:57:44 PST) STARR BREECHLOADING CARTIRDGE CARBINE, CIVIL WAR
AA Auction 6632609 (Ended 05/09/2005, 11:57:44 PST) STARR BREECHLOADING CARTIRDGE CARBINE, CIVIL WAR
RELISTED DUE TO NON PAYING BIDDER....You dont see this one very often..a Starr Arms Company Civil War Breechloading Carbine.
Depending on which authority you consult, it appears that about 5,000 of these rifles were made and issued during the Civil War making them an extremely rare collectible.
www.auctionarms.com /search/displayitem.cfm?ItemNum=6632609   (1291 words)

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