Animation showing mechanism of Beaumont-Adams revolver. The Adams self cocking revolver of 1851 was well suited to short range fighting, but less suitable to long range accurate shooting due to its heavy trigger pull. In 1855 Lt F Beaumont patented a modification that transformed the Adams into a double-action pistol. It could be cocked and fired by pulling the trigger, or the hammer could be drawn back and held for longer range shooting, where a slight touch on the trigger would release the hammer. This animation shows the mechanism of the 1857 5-shot Beaumont-Adams revolver. It could be loaded with either ball or conical shot, and used a loading leaver to force the shot into the chamber, which ensured it would not fall out.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.