Henri Roux’s 1823 Rosette for Pauly Guns

This rosette is part of Henri Roux's 1823 adaptation of Jean Samuel Pauly's firearm design. Made of metal, it was designed to screw into the bottom of a paper cartridge. This specific design was a significant shift from earlier Pauly styles, which required separate priming compounds. Instead, Roux's design incorporated the new percussion caps, which simplified the loading process and improved the reliability of the firearm. This rosette exemplifies the innovative approaches taken in early 19th-century firearms technology to enhance functionality and performance....

 


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