Rosettes et cartouches de Samuel Pauly by A.G. Leveau

This article delves into the innovative contributions of Samuel Pauly, a Swiss inventor, to the field of firearms. Born in 1766, Pauly began his career in the Swiss military before moving to France around 1802-1804. His collaboration with François Prélat led to the creation of advanced firearms, including the notable fusil presented to the Société d’Encouragement in 1812. Pauly’s cartridges featured a unique design with a brass rosette housing a percussion compound, a departure from traditional designs. Despite initial military rejections, his work laid the foundation for future innovations in cartridge technology. The article also explores Pauly’s various patent applications and collaborations with other notable gunsmiths, such as Johann Nikolaus Dreyse and Casimir Lefaucheux, emphasizing his enduring impact on firearm development....

 


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