1. Benjamin

    The Dreyse needle gun and the Second Schleswig War, 1864

    The following is an excerpt of my article: THE PRUSSIAN NEEDLE GUN MAKES ITS DEBUT – THE SKIRMISH AT LUNDBY 1864" The full article can be found at historyman.dk: The village of Lundby near Aalborg, Denmark 3 July 1864 – early morning. Heymann, a young Prussian corporal, is nervous. For the...
  2. tjadams

    Dreyse Needle Gun

    Can someone fill me in on the history or development on the "Needle Gun"? or Zundnadelgewehr. I came across a mention of the weapon developed by Johann von Dreyse. Was the gun popular? Was it used much? Did it revolutionize more weapon development?