The Lindner Breechloading Carbine,

Designed by Edward Lindner of New Hampshire in 1859, the Lindner carbine was a short and compact breechloading carbine that saw limited use during the American Civil War.  Based upon the M1819 Hall rifle and the Norwegian Kammerlader rifle, the Lindner feature a hinged breech which rose 180 degrees for loading, which was usually done with a combustible paper cartridge.  Being a percussion firearm, the Lindner required placement of a percussion cap on the nipple, which when struck drove a spark into the chamber which discharged the round.

Only 892 of the carbines were produced; 501 to the 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry, and 391 to the 1st Michigan Cavalry.


M.1865/97 Danish revolver

Originally a Lefaucheux-Chaineux -type M.1865 pinfire revolver, converted to centerfire by Kronborg Gewærfabrik in 1897. Serial Number 23.
11,44mm nickel-plated wooden bullets - a hallmark of Danish handguns it seems, six-round cylinder, manual captive ejector rod, loading gate and interesting pivoting safety blocking the hammer’s path.

The Danish army used a number of Franco-Belgian inspired revolvers apparently; probably due to Francotte’s earlier military contract for the manufacture of a number of Kammerlader rifles for them.


Loading and firing an 1841 Danish Kammerlader pistol.

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