A Study Of Colt Conversions And Other Percussion Revolvers
by R. Bruce McDowell /
1997 / English / PDF
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This definitive work will take you inside the history of American revolver conversions from the standard percussion (cap and ball) ammunition to the newer and faster self-contained metallic cartridges. Witness through never-before-released documents, drawings and photographs a sequence of events that changed American firepower. Step inside the factories, museums and private collections and discover how a simple alteration in concept led to the design of the famous Colt Single Action Army revolver, and ultimately to a flood of revolver conversions from 1868 to 1880. The exceptionally detailed photos, drawings and technical specifications provide essential identification information. Distinguish between factory conversions. Distinguish between factory conversions and those made by private sources. Author Bruce McDowell brings years of exacting research to this complete reference work on conversion Colts, Smith & Wessons, Remingtons, and other major revolver manufacturers. The revealing historical and technical information provided in this essential volume fills in a previously neglected but very important section of firearms history.