“Clockwork Basilisk: The Early Revolvers of Elisha Collier and Artemas Wheeler” is available right now for preorder on Kickstarter:
What were the different patterns of Collier, and what was the timeline of their development and production? Today I’m discussing this with Professor Ben Nicholson, author of Headstamp’s most recent book, “Clockwork Basilisk”. We will start with the original clockwork Colliers, then the standardized run of flintlock manually-operated revolvers, and then the different types of percussions examples, both factory and conversion.
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!