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Elisha Hayden Collier's 1820 Flintlock Revolver

 

Elisha Hayden Collier's 1820 Flintlock Revolver
Elisha Hayden Collier, (July 8, 1788, Scituate MA - Jan. 23, 1856, Boston) was one of the co-inventors of this patented flintlock revolver. He lived in London, England for a period after 1820-21, where a large number of the guns were purchased by the British government for use in India. The invention of the percussion cap, and improvements by Samuel Colt, soon made the flintlock revolver obsolete. Image courtesy of the artist, Robert Williams.

 
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