Alexander John Forsyth

Belhelvie - Scotland - GB

Experimentation of weapons to fulminate about 1793

Manufacture in 1805 its first arms with percussion with fulminate.

Patent 03/09/1807

Melt in 1809 the FORSYTH & CO, of 1809 to 1819 in partnership with James Brougham.


The present ring functions thanks to a tiny fulminate pellet which one puts in the housing of the striker and which propels a small lead ball perpendicular to the axis of the cylinder.

Photos Littlegun