Introduction of Pauly’s Firearm to the Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale, 1812

In September 1812, Jean Samuel Pauly's innovative firearm was formally introduced to the Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale. This announcement was published in the Bulletin de la Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale, highlighting Pauly's latest advancements in firearms technology. The article, titled "Notice sur de nouvelles Armes à feu inventées par M. Pauly," detailed the significant improvements Pauly had made to conventional firearms.

Pauly, a former artillery officer in the service of Helvetia, focused on enhancing the range, loading mechanism, and firing speed of his firearms. His design allowed soldiers to fire twelve rounds per minute without moving the gun from the shoulder, doubling the effective range compared to standard rifles of the time. The article also emphasized the elimination of the need for traditional components like the ramrod, flint, and priming powder, which were replaced by an integrated cartridge system. This system improved rel...


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