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Pepperboks Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox

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    Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox kalibra.31

    In 1837, an American entrepreneur and gunsmith Ethan Allen (Ethan Allen) received a patent for it developed «pepperbox» (pepperboks) with a cap lock. Literally, the word «pepperbox» translates to English as "a box of pepper" or "pepper". This weapon proved to be quite successful, and many firms have become the weapons of his copy.

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    Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox
    View of the back of the unit trunks

    However in 1849 the company «Robbins & Lawrence Co» in Windsor, VT (Windsor, Wermont), the US-based Samuel E. Robbins and Richard S. Lawrence, was issued a patent for a new and original design pepperboksa.

    Unlike common "pepper pot" block barrel pepperbox Robbins & Lawrence is not rotated and revolved hidden inside the body drummer. Also for the convenience of charging the weapon unit with split trunks did.

    unit consists of five barrels rifled barrels made of a single piece of steel and is divided into two parts: front - actually with rifled and back - with chamber for powder and shot. In its rear part, opposite to each barrel are brandtrubki round recesses, which fit on the capsules.

    pepperboks robbins & lawrence pepperbox

    Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox kalibra.31
    Top view
    pepperboks robbins & lawrence pepperbox
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    propelled unit is attached to the frame arms to the bottom bracket axle and hold the latch on top of the weapon, which is both entirely.

    With the loading

    pepperboksa front of the receiver unit unscrewed and poured into the back of gunpowder and bullet inserted. For putting pepper capsules "break in two" in the middle, pressing the tab at the top of weapons.

    Pepperbox Robbins & Lawrence capsule has double locking action. Impact mechanism hidden in the breech weapons.

    pepperboks robbins & lawrence pepperbox

    Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox kalibra.28

    Pressing the ring located under the body, cocked the hammer and transferred to the next trunk. After cocking the hammer, separated by a small ring clamp, which serves as the trigger.

    pepperboks robbins & lawrence pepperbox
    Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox kalibra.28

    access mechanism is carried out by removing the plate from the left side of the breech and cheeks handle.

    handle weapons formed by two convex wooden cheeks, fastened with a screw shank.

    Sights consist of open-type flies at the muzzle and the rear sight in the form of slots on the latch of the trunk.

    On

    frame, the back side of the handle unit and trunks usually deposited Ornamental engraving.

    Pepperbox Robbins & Lawrence produced by «Robbins & Lawrence Co» in the period from 1851 to 1854, during which it was produced about 7000 pieces of this weapon.

    There are several models of this pepperboksa they were produced in two calibers - .28 i.31, and with two barrel lengths - 3? "And 4 '" (89 mm and 114 mm).

    Like other weapons of this class pepperbox Robbins & Lawrence was a neat, compact weapon of good quality. For his time, he was noted for a high rate (of course, prolonged the loading), low accuracy and fight only used for shooting at short distances as a weapon of self-defense.

    pepperboks robbins & lawrence pepperbox

    Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox kalibra.28




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