Patent Model - Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms

Maker and role
Eli Whitney (b.1820, d.1895), Patentee
Production date
Mar 21 1871
See full details

Object detail

24 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/2" (61 x 47 x 6.4cm)
8 x 4 x 1 1/2" (20.3 x 10.2 x 3.8cm)
Whitney's patent "relates to an improvement in the construction of that class of breech-loading fire-arms in which the breech-block is turned down to the rear to open the barrel for the insertion of the charge... It consists in a mechanism, combined with the hammer and breech-block, yet independent of both, by which the breech-block is locked in position." (Patent Number 112,997)
Object number
Currently on display?


My shortlist

Object type

Explore other objects by color

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.