colliers arms


Collier 1818 patent First Model revolving musket

Designed by E.H. Collier and manufactured by Henry Nock c.1818-24 - serial number 9.
.69 caliber 14″ long smoothbore barrel, five-shot manually-indexed smooth brass cylinder, self-priming flintlock mechanism, spring-loaded snap bayonet, stock mounted ramrod.

The keystone to Collier’s patent was no doubt its self-priming device, a modified frizzen holding enough powder to start all five shot activated simply by dropping it down in battery, where a small claw would push on a dented wheel on its side to release the priming charge. This device would operate slightly differently in the second and third models, but it’s what truly set Collier’s guns apart from other early flintlock revolvers.