Jean Samuel Pauly Archives

The Jean Samuel Pauly Archives celebrate the pioneering spirit of Jean Samuel Pauly, whose innovations in breech-loading firearms set the stage for modern gun technology. Casimir Lefaucheux, who apprenticed with the Pauly company and acquired it in 1827, built upon these foundations to create his own revolutionary designs. The archives highlight the significant influence Pauly had on Lefaucheux, bridging the legacy of two great innovators in firearm history. Be sure to check back frequently, as we will be continuously digitizing and adding more materials over the coming months and years, further expanding our collection and enriching the historical narrative.