Francesco Antonio Broccu

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Francesco Antonio Broccu (1797–1882), was an Italian artisan and inventor, born in Gadoni, Sardinia, regarded as the first developer of the Revolver, realised by him in 1833.[1] [2] [3][4][5] He received a prize of 300 francs for his invention, but he did not patent it. His revolver was shown to the King Charles Albert of Sardinia in 1843. In 1835 a similar gun was patented by Samuel Colt.

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  1. ^ http://www.storiainsoffitta.it/ALFABETICO/L/Lefaucheux%201858%20-%20Arma%20da%20Fuoco%20Belgio/ BELGIO REVOLVER BREV. LEFAUCHEUX MOD. 1858 DA MARINA PER USO CIVILE O FUORI ORDINANZA (in Italian)
  2. ^ http://www.farwest.it/?tag=francesco-antonio-broccu Chi ha realmente inventato… la Colt? (in Italian)
  3. ^ http://daily.wired.it/news/cultura/prima-pistola-tamburo.html Il simbolo del Far West 175 anni fa Samuel Colt brevetta il revolver a tamburo, capace di sparare i colpi a ripetizione. Ma l'aveva già inventata un sardo: Francesco Antonio Broccu (in Italian)
  4. ^ http://www.farwest.it/?tag=francesco-antonio-broccu Chi ha realmente inventato… la Colt? (in Italian)
  5. ^ "La pistola di Colt? La inventò prima Broccu" L'Unione Sarda. Web. 5 March 2011. (in Italian)