Patent number 12649, Rollin White’s “Improved Repeating Fire-Arm” of 1855. An interesting concept: a revolver who’s cylinder is fed extra (percussion) cartridges from a fixed side-mounted magazine when the hammer is cocked. Sadly, the scan doesn’t do justice to the photograph of the assembled prototype. This firearm supposedly resides within the Smithsonian’s collection. White also patented the first bored-through revolver cylinder for use with breech-loaded cartridges.
If any firearms manufacturers are looking for a design/draft nerd with no formal training, let me know ;)
Also… I think it’s kind of funny and sad that several people have just started following me now that this blog is just about done.
glock-47-assault-machine asked: Your drawings are beautiful.
Funny little idea. Pistol caliber AR carbine that loads standard Glock/Beretta etc. mags in the grip. Barrel placement causes it to look like an SBR even with a 16” barrel. Image copyright Annika R. 2011
[EDIT: A lot of people have commented that I should remove the standard magazine well. I don’t really understand this because 1) it can be used as a grip 2) I designed it to be a storage compartment, which is cool, and 3) it would look ugly without it]
Here’s a kind of neat one. I wanted to come up with an optics ready KelTec Sub2000 style folding carbine - that looked good. That top rail flips on a spring mount and the angled buttstock makes room for the FSB. The arrangement would have to be moved around a bit for production. Image copyright Annika R. 2011