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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....

Title : A Study of Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers
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ISBN : 0873414462
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Krause Pubns Inc 1st Edition edition February 1, 1997
Number of Pages : 463 pages
File Size : 785 KB
Status : Available For Download
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A Study of Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers Reviews

  • Harry Pandolfino
    2018-11-07 09:45

    As a historical shooter of percussion and western arms I bought a replica of an 1860 Richards Army conversion and then found an absolute dearth of information about it. Mostly all that could be found were references to this type of weapon but little information. McDowell's book fills a longstanding void about this transitional era in firearms between percussion and cartridge. This is a definitive work with substantial documentation that resolves what is an inherently confusing topic. These types of revolvers are being made now with the growth in Cowboy Action Shooting and shooters are always avidly interested in the history of their weapons. This is a plethora of photographs and diagrams which resolves the sequence of development of these types of arms in such a way that the student of these arms can get a full understanding of their circumstances of development. With this book a great void in firearms history is perfectly filled in.

  • CraigC
    2018-11-19 08:46

    Bruce McDowell has compiled the most comprehensive and complete book ever published on the subject of Colt cartridge conversions. No stone has been left unturned. No other publication has this level of in-depth coverage and technical data on the subject of Colt conversions. There are lots and lots of black & white photos. Unfortunately, there are no color plates but this is a book more for study than to decorate your coffee table. If you love Colt cartridge conversions, this book is a must-have. Though it may take some looking to find an affordable copy.

  • dan w.
    2018-10-30 08:26

    This book goes into detail regarding conversions. While it covers Colt revolvers thoroughly, it also includes many of the other revolvers of that period. When I needed information on Whitney conversions, I was able to find it in this book. This is a great reference for conversion revolvers of all types.

  • n. chandonnet, jr
    2018-10-28 07:28

    I own two of the actual revolvers pictured in this book that I acquired from large personal collections, and I eagerly reference my copy every time I acquire one of these rare pieces from the transitional phase of Colt's cartridge revolver development. It is thoroughly researched, and every model is dissected and thoroughly photographed. Not just the guns are featured here, but the leather! There are rare military and civilian holsters pictured here that you may never see in three collector's lifetimes!! N.

    2018-11-06 08:21

    When I opened this book for the first time I thought: "too long an intro. But I was srong anything in it is there for a purpose. It's rare to see such a work. Bravo !