Four Civil War Pistols (and the rounds they fired)

Cap and Ball, whom we have met before, has a very informative post on four Civil War revolvers—the Colt, the Remington, Starr, and Adams. He shows how each worked and which worked best. He also shows the paper cartridges they fired and how to make them. Quite interesting if you want to know the details of how all this worked.

UPDATE: Cap and Ball has another video exclusively on the Adams, which was a very advanced firearm for its time, having the first real combination single/double action. He goes into some detail about how this worked.





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