Durs Egg Flintlock Breech Loading Carbine

    At the Institute of Military Technology, Museum Curator Corey Wardrop discusses the Durs Egg Flintlock Breech Loading Carbine.

    We begin by comparing the Durs Egg with the Jenks Breech Loading Musketoon. We discuss the history of development from the Crespi system, other firearms by Durs Egg, use and adoption, and interesting facets of the design itself.

    Thank you to Matthew Moss of TFB and The Armorer’s Bench for use of the Crespi photo found here: https://armourersbench.com/2017/08/16/photographs-durs-egg-breech-loading-carbine/

    Thanks to Rock Island Auction for use of their Durs Egg Dueling Pistol Photo found here: https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/69/1359/durs-egg-cased-gold-inlaid-dueling-pistol-set

    Firearms showed in this video: Durs Egg Breech Loading Flintlock Carbine, Jenks Breech Loading Musketoon, Durs Egg Pistols, Crespi Breech Loading Musket, John Hall Breech Loading Rifle.

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    Outro Music: Iron Curtain by Silent Partner

    Corey R. Wardrop

    Corey R. Wardrop is the Museum Curator for the Institute of Military Technology in Titusville, Florida where he manages one of the finest, if not the finest, firearms collections in the country. Corey is a former OIF infantry Marine and has worked professionally in the firearms industry for over 20 years. In 2014 he obtained an unrelated Bachelor of Science degree from one of the nation’s leading diploma mills. Through his work at IMT he is currently studying CAD design with an emphasis in reverse engineering rare firearms.
    Corey asks forgiveness for his novice-level photographs and insists they are improving dramatically thanks to certified rockstar http://nathan-wyatt.com/. Corey can be reached at [email protected] and always appreciates suggestions for future articles.
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