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.
This was quite possibly the most ridiculous thing she had done yet. Bexley had wandered upon some old year books, books that had her parents faces scattered throughout the pages. The childlike face of her birth father had been one that seemed to ignite a need she never felt before, a need to find a connection to the family she lost. One year book led to two, two led to three, and so on and so forth. Ultimately, it led her to be standing in front of this man here with a stack of books tucked under her arms. “Collier? I know this is going to sound weird, but I think you may be my cousin?”