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Shaw, Jacob Jr.

Name Street Town State From To
Shaw, Jacob Jr.   Hinckley Ohio 1850s  

Patent Date Remarks
17,698 June 30, 1857 Improvement in Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
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A double action revolver with many interesting features, the Jacob Shaw gun has a cylinder mounted above the barrel, an extendable tube sight through the center of the cylinder, an automatic set trigger, and a concealed hammer, which strikes the bottom chamber in the cylinder. The rotating and locking mechanism operates on the front of the cylinder instead of the rear, allowing the construction of a very compact small revolver. The only specimen known bears serial number one and is marked JACOB SHAW, JR. on the left side of the frame.