This ultimate reference details Colt revolvers converted from percussion (cap and ball) to cartridge. Includes technical specifications, exceptional photos, and accurate drawings plus historical information gleaned from government files, manufacturers, museums, and private collections.This ultimate reference details Colt revolvers converted from percussion (cap and ball) to cartridge. Includes technical specifications, exceptional photos, and accurate drawings plus historical information gleaned from government files, manufacturers, museums, and private collections.Read Less
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Very Good. 0873414462 Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; 1997, Krause Publications; Clean jacket with no tears, just minor scuffing around the corners (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Very light wear to boards; Pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard mailer; Brown and tan dust jacket wtih photo of two revolvers, and title in tan lettering; 464 pages; "A Study of Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers, " by R. Bruce McDowell.
As New in As New jacket. One copy only! Mint condition! Tall, thick, heavy quarto, gilt-stamped maroon leatherette, full-color pictorial dustjacket. 463 pages, profusely illustrated with photos, charts, drawings, etc., appendix, biblio., index. Around the beginning of the American Civil War, arms inventors were beginning to experiment with the revolutionary new technology of firing metallic self-contained cartridges instead of the old, outdated cap-and-ball percussion loads. This book is virtually the first ever to explore the intriguing events surrounding the manufacture of small-frame cartridge revolvers by Samuel Colt and other American gunmakers. Chapters include: The First Cartridge Revolvers, Circumventing the Rollin White Patent, Colt Thuer Conversions, C.B. Richards Conversions, Richards-Mason Conversions, the Model 1871-72 Open Top Revolver, Remington Conversions--and much, much more! The author--a respected arms authority before his recent death--spent many years studying these revolutionary revolvers, and had access to the finest collections for his research. The result is this book--the first and only complete study of Colt conversion revolvers. The book is as-new, tight, bright, clean and straight, in its matching full-color pictorial dustjacket. The jacket is complete with a new clear mylar protector. You'll love this book--order it today! You'll be glad you did! And thanks for visiting.
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