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Percussion Pistols and Revolvers: History, Performance and Practical Use

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Percussion Pistols and Revolvers: History, Performance and Practical Use

by Mike Cumpston, Johnny Bates

About this title: "In the early transition from the long-lived flintlock system, handgun development closely paralleled that of the long arms. With the advent of the revolving pistols, however; came patents that created monopolies in revolver production and the through-bored cylinder necessary for self-contained metallic cartridges. The caplock revolvers took on a separate evolution and remained state of the art long after the widespread appearance of cartridge firing rifles and shotguns. They rode in the holsters of of explorers and ... read more

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