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 yankee revolver conversions from the traditional percussion (cap and ball) ammunition to the more moderen and speedier self-contained steel cartridges. Witness via never-before-released records, drawings and images a series of occasions that modified American firepower. Step contained in the factories, museums and personal collections and detect how an easy alteration in suggestion ended in the layout of the recognized Colt unmarried motion military revolver, and finally to a flood of revolver conversions from 1868 to 1880. The highly specific images, drawings and technical requirements offer crucial identity info. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions and people made by means of inner most resources. writer Bruce McDowell brings years of exacting examine to this whole reference paintings on conversion Colts, Smith Wessons, Remingtons, and different significant revolver brands. the unveiling old and technical info supplied during this crucial quantity fills in a formerly ignored yet vitally important element of firearms background.

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