Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SE Michigan N 42.510867 W 83.746648
Re: Early breechloading cannon patents
Were you able to find you Mississippi Pat.s on the list of CSA pat.'s for breechloading guns?
Looking at patent's and trying to match them to something that has been produced can be difficult. My own gun was produced off the Joslyn rifle Patent and does not look alot like it in operation. It doesn't look much like the earlier version "Thayer" gun either. The same applies to the two known Hughes guns with one being exactly like the 1863 Patent drawings and the earlier one in operation being different.
Thanks for the link. It works really well and beats trying to work with the search feature at the U. S. patent office.