A Study of Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers by R. Bruce McDowell

By R. Bruce McDowell

This definitive paintings will take you contained in the historical past of yank revolver conversions from the normal percussion (cap and ball) ammunition to the more recent and quicker self-contained steel cartridges. Witness via never-before-released records, drawings and pictures a chain of occasions that modified American firepower. Step contained in the factories, museums and personal collections and become aware of how an easy alteration in proposal ended in the layout of the well-known Colt unmarried motion military revolver, and eventually to a flood of revolver conversions from 1868 to 1880. The exceedingly unique images, drawings and technical requisites offer crucial id info. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions and people made by way of deepest resources. writer Bruce McDowell brings years of exacting study to this entire reference paintings on conversion Colts, Smith Wessons, Remingtons, and different significant revolver brands. the unveiling ancient and technical info supplied during this crucial quantity fills in a formerly overlooked yet vitally important element of firearms heritage.

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