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By R. Bruce McDowell

ISBN-10: 0873414462

ISBN-13: 9780873414463

This definitive paintings will take you contained in the historical past of yankee revolver conversions from the normal percussion (cap and ball) ammunition to the more recent and speedier 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 observe how an easy alteration in thought resulted in the layout of the well-known Colt unmarried motion military revolver, and eventually to a flood of revolver conversions from 1868 to 1880. The awfully designated pictures, drawings and technical requisites supply crucial id details. Distinguish among manufacturing unit conversions. Distinguish among manufacturing unit conversions and people made by way of inner most assets. 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 info supplied during this crucial quantity fills in a formerly overlooked yet vitally important component to firearms historical past.

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