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The Hall flintlock breech loading rifle – History of development – Part 1.

The first part covers the history of the development of the Hall breech loading flintlock military rifle. If you are looking for more info, please visit our Patreon page where you can find 2 studies about the rifle based mainly on primary sources describing the benefits and use of the rifle.

History of the rifle and the interchangeable production methods, cartridges, ballistics:

Modern time use:

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Many thanks for the images to Rock Island Auction Company:

0:00 Intro
1:56 The birth of the patent
6:08 First trials of the rifle to 50m
11:29 Perfecting the Hall rifle
13:15 Benefits of the rifle based on Hall’s original 1816 instructions
16:58 The M1817 Hall rifle
17:55 Hall’s employment at Harper’s Ferry and the start of the large scale production
20:25 The birth of interchangeability and mechanization
22:19 Variations of the M1819 Hall rifle
23:27 Capandball’s Hall rifle and the most important features of the gun
26:36 Extreme slow motion recording showing the gas escape

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