Gordon's Gun Closet #16: Ferguson Breech-loader

28 mins - Published Tue, Feb 14, 2017 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

The 18th century was the era of slow muzzle-loading rifles… until Patrick Ferguson came along with his revolutionary (pun intended) breech-loading mechanism. Even though it never really caught on, it paved the way for future developments. In this episode, we take a look at his amazing rifle.

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Gordon's Gun Closet

Gordon’s Gun Closet is a show hosted by historian Gordon Frye, devoted to the discussion of historical and otherwise interesting weapons. There’s something for everybody, whether you’re a historical re-enactor, Steampunk, collector, writer, action movie fan, or RPG (both meanings) gamer. New episodes to be released every two weeks.

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