|Hall, Phidello|| ||Springfield||Texas||1861|| |
|CS Patent No. 8||August 10, 1861||Breach-loding automatic gun|
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Report of the Richmond Examiner of August 12, 1861:
"A patent bas been issued to P.W. Hall for a revolving rifle. The barrels are worked by a revolving cylinder, which forms the breech of the gun and the revolution of which loads with powder and ball and caps from receptacles in proper place and turn. All this is done automatically."
Nothing else is known.