Who Was Jean Samuel Pauly? – An In-depth Examination of Pauly’s Innovations and Legacy

This article, featured in the Spring 2020 issue of "The Double Gun & Single Shot Journal," provides an extensive exploration into the life and contributions of Jean Samuel Pauly, a pioneering figure in firearms development. Authored by J. E. Fender with photography by Stephen Helsley, the article delves into Pauly's background, detailing his early life, military career, and significant innovations in firearm technology. It highlights Pauly's invention of the self-contained cartridge and breech-loading firearm, innovations that greatly influenced the future of firearms. The article also sheds light on Pauly's collaboration with François Prélat and his impact on subsequent firearm advancements....

 


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