18th Century Continuation 1 1726: Development of a special ignition material in Prussia. It ist been used in paper cartridges. 1732: Introduction of breech loaders with twist-on brech lock in a few troops in France. 1738: Introduction of uniform cartridges, by Ludwig XV in France. Ca. 1750: Increased use of pistols with »boxlock« in England. Ca. 1750: Introduction of the socalled Kentucky-Rifle with flintlock in Amerika. 1760: Introduction of a tapered touch hole for rifles of the sharp shooter in Hannover. 1760-1770: Breech loader with hinched lock by Guiseppe Crespi, Italy.