By R. Bruce McDowell
This definitive paintings will take you contained in the background of yank revolver conversions from the traditional percussion (cap and ball) ammunition to the more recent and quicker self-contained steel cartridges. Witness via never-before-released files, drawings and pictures a series of occasions that modified American firepower. Step contained in the factories, museums and personal collections and notice how an easy alteration in suggestion 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 tremendously specific pictures, drawings and technical necessities supply crucial id details. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions. Distinguish among manufacturing unit conversions and people made via inner most resources. writer Bruce McDowell brings years of exacting examine to this entire reference paintings on conversion Colts, Smith Wessons, Remingtons, and different significant revolver brands. the disclosing old and technical details supplied during this crucial quantity fills in a formerly ignored yet vitally important component of firearms historical past.
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