The Danish-Norwegian frigate Najaden was launched. Najaden was built in 1811 and equipped with 36 cannons. Later it was upgraded to 42 cannons. The frigate's career was short-lived: It was sunk during the Battle of Lyngør on 6 July 1812 by the... Read more ...
The frigate Najaden was set afloat
The Danish-Norwegian frigate Najaden em> was launched. Najaden was built in 1811 and equipped with 36 cannons. Later it was upgraded to 42 cannons. The frigate's career was short-lived: It was sunk during the Battle of Lyngør on 6 July 1812 by the British ship of the line HMS Dictator em>. Najaden em> was then under the command of Captain Hans Peter Holm.
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The percussion revolver, also called cap and ball revolver, is perhaps the most common black powder weapon in use by modern black powder shooters. It was invented in the 1830s and was extensively used during the American Civil War (1861-1865). This article focuses on the history of the percussion revolver and shows you how to load and shoot it.
Published: 15. November 2008 by Øyvind Flatnes.
The drawing below shows an exploded view of a Danish-Norwegian military flintlock. Note that he translation of this article is not quite finished.
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You can read more about the development of the matchlock, wheellock, flintlock and percussion lock and their practical use in the brand new book From Musket to Metallic Cartridge: A Practical History of Black Powder Firearms.
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1. Cock screw
33. Tumbler hook of mainspring
35. Lower limb of mainspring
37. Upper limb of mainspring
38. Cup of tumbler
40. Gjengehull for slagfjærskrue
41. Gjengehull for fengpanneskrue
42. Gjengehull for stangfjærskrue
43. Gjengehull for stangskrue
44. Forsterkningsknast for gjengehull
45. Firkanttapp for hane