Percussion Revolvers: A Guide to Their History, Performance, and Use
Mike Cumpston and Johnny Bates
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Manufacturer part number: 978-1-628736953
A fascinating look at the history and development of the revolver. Highly detailed and informative, Percussion Revolvers explores the advent, development, and use of precartridge revolvers during the middle years of the nineteenth century. The percussion revolver emerged in the 1830s and remained state-of-the-art until metallic cartridge revolvers came into common use in the mid-1870s. Through the use of modern replicas, shooting enthusiasts Mike Cumpston and Johnny Bates investigate the capacities and limitations of the original revolvers, providing insight into their accuracy, utility, and ballistic performance. Chapters include: Replicas, The Good, the Bad, and the Awful. Early Revolvers, 1836 47. The Paterson and the Walker Colts. The Dragoons. Colt Revolvers of Midcentury: The Pocket and Navy Models. Holsters, Belts, and Sashes. The Later Years: The Last of the Colt Percussion Designs. A Hail of Lead: The Confederate LeMat. 208pp.