Christopher Spencer


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Arms and Armour, Journal of the Royal Armouries Vol. 1 No. 2 (2004)


Following a description of its methodology, the paper begins with a discussion of Spencer's career and contributions to firearms and manufacturing technology and the relationship of his work in the design of breechloaders to those of others, including Jennings. The detailed design of the mechanism of the Spencer is reviewed with respect to its manufacturability, indentifying changes between the design produced in volume and the original and some subsequent patent applications ...