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a gun that is loaded at the breech

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Loading the breechloaders from the muzzle fostered better accuracy because it allowed the bullets to be perfectly centered in the bore when they were seated.
Originally designed as a breechloader rather than a conversion from an older muzzleloading, it was designed by Swiss inventor Friedrich von Martini based on a Peabody design.
As technology progressed, percussion double rifles transitioned into breechloaders. Offered by many British makers, various calibers and locking systems abounded, typified by one of the most popular combos, the 1873 Thomas Woodward .500, 3-inch, Black Powder Express (BPE) with a Jones underlever.
The action was not only strong, but limited the release of powder gases when the gun was discharged, a perennial problem with most non-cartridge firing breechloaders.
The fellow who hunts with a modern breechloader enjoys certain advantages in the field over his chum who hunts with a muzzleloader, but the edge is not as big as some might think.
5182 Sharps 28-inch round barrel with single trigger is a breechloader in .54 caliber.
It was like moving from a muzzleloader to a breechloader, because the rate of fire increased so dramatically.
Because its action was a breechloader to begin with, the Sharps rifle made the transition into the new metallic cartridges in the 1870s with very little alteration required.
The neat part about holding and shooting a Bridesburg-Needham is the possibility the musket in your hands might have invaded Canada first as a muzzleloader and sometime later as a breechloader. Great story.
As described in the patent granted to him on July 17, 1860, the breechloader had an ingenious mechanism that involved an underlever which, when lowered and moved forward, moved the barrel assembly away from the standing breech, eventually tipping it downward to expose the chamber.
The shotgun entered the century as a flintlock, mutated into a percussion lock and finally evolved into the side-by-side breechloader we know today.
In 1867 these rifles were converted to breechloader by way of the trapdoor-style Milbank-Amsler system, which chambered a proprietary .41 rimfire round.
It has a 31-inch, heavy octagon barrel, and although a breechloader, it has an onboard ramrod.