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Niels Just Rasmussen




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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep, 2015 6:38 am    Post subject: Norwegian & Danish "Kammerlader" guns.         Reply with quote

The Danish gunsmith Nicolai Johan Løbnitz came up with a special system of breechloader, that has a very unusual trigger.
Wikipedia (Danish) with his career info: https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolai_Johan_L%C3%B8bnitz

In 1834 he manufactured and delivered at Kronborg 25 "Kammerlader Carbines" for the cavalry. [Probably trial weapons].
Picture and info from Arma-Dania: https://www.arma-dania.dk/public/timeline/_ad_gevar_view.php?editid1=58

It seems to have made some people happy as in 1841 he was able to supply the army with the following weapons:

A series of total 310 "Kammerlader Carbines" was produced in 1841 (A) and 1842 (B)
Source (A-series): https://www.arma-dania.dk/public/timeline/_ad_gevar_view.php?editid1=61
Source: (B-series): https://www.arma-dania.dk/public/timeline/_ad_gevar_view.php?editid1=62

In 1841 he also started to make pistols using the same system.
297 of the "Kammerlader Pistols" were produced in Danmark by the "Kronborg Geværfabrik" (Kronborg Rifle-Factory) in Helsingør (Elsinore).
Picture and info from Arma-Dania: https://www.arma-dania.dk/public/timeline/_AD_pistoler_view.php?editid1=25

Danish "Kammerlader Pistol" being loaded (not original type bullet) and shot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjzrUYgAzAI
Info page by the shooter: http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/antique_guns/k...aders.html

It was Norway - though - where this system was adopted in great quantities:
Between 1842-1870 more than 40.000 "Kammerlader rifles" were build.
Source (with different types): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kammerlader

Norwegian "Kammerlader Rifle" - Model 1849 - being loaded and shot:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b88yM45n_ZA
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep, 2015 4:21 am    Post subject: Norwegian & Danish "Kammerlader" guns         Reply with quote


I think you're right. The Kammerlader carbine has an unusually huge trigger guard. Eek!

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Niels Just Rasmussen




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PostPosted: Sat 26 Sep, 2015 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: Norwegian & Danish "Kammerlader" guns         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:

I think you're right. The Kammerlader carbine has an unusually huge trigger guard. Eek!


The actual trigger is in fact part of the trigger guard.
What looks like the trigger is actually the hammer!
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