Kammerlader

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  1. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ G&G Enthusiast

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    I was proweling thrugh wiki and came across the Kammerlander Norways first breech loading rifle of the 1840's, fired a lead projectile paper ctg and set off by percussion cap!
    its just amazing how the action is actuated on this early Martial Arm.

    Kammerlader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A crank mounted on the side of the weapon operates the kammerlader. Rotating the crank opens the breech of the weapon, allowing for loading. The use of paper cartridges — a pre-measured amount of gunpowder and a lead bullet wrapped in paper — also sped up the rate of fire. While not as fast as more modern rifles, which use fixed cartridges, the kammerlader was much faster than contemporary muzzleloading rifles

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  3. Rex in OTZ

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    Fireing the Kammerlander

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjzrUYgAzAI]Loading and firing a Kammerlader pistol - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvRzIYyn_bc]Kammerlader Hertzb. Modified - YouTube[/ame]