alexander john forsyth

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alexander john forsyth

Scottish Presbyterian minister and inventor who between 1805 and 1807 produced a percussion lock for firearms that would explode a priming compound with a sharp blow, thereby avoiding the priming powder and free, exposed sparks of the flintlock system

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