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Military Revolvers

In colonial America, the military used muskets, which were expensive, cumbersome, unreliable, and high-maintenance weapons with poor accuracy. Muskets had no sights and soldiers were taught not to aim since they relied on volleys on crowded masses.

It wasn't until the 1840s, when Samuel Colt began perfecting the handgun, that the military was able to increase accuracy. Colt made his name with the Model 1860 Army revolver, a muzzle-loaded cap and ball .44-caliber piece used during the American Civil War. Later, the U.S. Army ordered 1,000 Colt revolvers for use in the Mexican-American War, and the gun went on to cement its place in government conflicts the world over.

While the British armed forces were outfitting their men with Webley’s Mark models of top-break revolvers, Colt armed... Read more

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1888 Hopkins & Allen 32 Cal Revolver

March 18, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Waubeka, WI, USA

$75 (1 bid)

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