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 traditional percussion (cap and ball) ammunition to the more recent and quicker self-contained metal cartridges. Witness via never-before-released files, drawings and images a chain of occasions that modified American firepower. Step contained in the factories, museums and personal collections and detect how an easy alteration in notion resulted in the layout of the well-known Colt unmarried motion military revolver, and finally to a flood of revolver conversions from 1868 to 1880. The really specified images, drawings and technical standards supply crucial id details. Distinguish among manufacturing unit conversions. Distinguish among manufacturing unit conversions and people made through deepest resources. writer Bruce McDowell brings years of exacting learn to this entire reference paintings on conversion Colts, Smith Wessons, Remingtons, and different significant revolver brands. the unveiling historic and technical info supplied during this crucial quantity fills in a formerly ignored yet vitally important element of firearms background.

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