New PDF release: A Study of Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers

By R. Bruce McDowell

ISBN-10: 0873414462

ISBN-13: 9780873414463

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 metal cartridges. Witness via never-before-released records, drawings and images a chain of occasions that modified American firepower. Step contained in the factories, museums and personal collections and realize how an easy alteration in inspiration ended in the layout of the recognized Colt unmarried motion military revolver, and eventually to a flood of revolver conversions from 1868 to 1880. The particularly specified images, drawings and technical requisites supply crucial id details. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions and people made through inner most assets. 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 disclosing ancient and technical details supplied during this crucial quantity fills in a formerly ignored yet vitally important part of firearms heritage.

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