Cased Colt Paterson Pistol

In 1836, a patent was created for a weapon that used a revolving cylinder coupled with a stationary barrel. This was the first design for a marketable repeating shot firearm. Samuel Colt is attributed with the design of the first firearm under the patent" the Colt Paterson Pistol." A loading lever was eventually added to the design, enabling the weapon to be loaded without disassembly.

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