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Dreyse needle gun

Postby Cody0 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:48 pm

Being that this was the first bolt-action rifle mass produced, the Dreyse needle gun was designed in 1824 and finalized in 1836 using paper cartridges loaded via butt stock making it the first breech loaded gun.Unlike most other bolt-action rifles, the Dreyse needle gun had a bolt sticking diagonally upward. Picture here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Dreyse_needle_gun_model_1865.jpg
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Re: Dreyse needle gun

Postby 0100784@ » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:36 pm

Yes i agree we need more bolt action rifles.
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Re: Dreyse needle gun

Postby raygun823 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:40 pm

yeah! i so agree with him (^)
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Re: Dreyse needle gun

Postby n00bie 14 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:14 pm

Yeah! I was going to suggest this, but I did a quick search as saw that it was already suggested. So I'll just add on what I was going to say. The Dreyse Needle Gun is the world's first bolt-action rifle. It was called the needle gun because of its needle-like firing pin.
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Dreyse_mechanism_model_1865.jpg
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