Shooting Sixguns of the Old West
by Mike Venturino
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A fine reference book by Mike Venturino, this book provides information on Colt, Smith & Wesson, Remington, and Merwin & Hulbert Revolvers, including Colt cartridge conversions. Also covered, a large section on black powder reloading for various popular cartridges as well as cleaning and care of these revolvers. Information on holsters, belts, and grips and sources for leather makers, gunsmithing services and parts, & reloading equipment. Soft bound, 8-1/2 x 11", with 200 black and white photos.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • PART ONE: THE GUNS
  • Introduction
  • Colts
    • Cartridge Conversions
    • Modern Cartridge Conversions
    • The Peacemaker
    • Modern Peacemaker Clones
    • Model 1877DA
    • Model 1878DA
  • Smith & Wessons
    • Model #3
    • Model #3 2nd and 3rd Model Russians
    • Model #3 Schofield
    • Modern Schofields
    • New Model #3
    • Model 1881 DA
  • Remingtons
    • Model 1875
    • Modern Model 1875
  • Merwin & Hulbert
    • Pocket Army
  • PART TWO: RELOADING
  • Introduction
  • Blackpowder Cartridge Background
  • Blackpowder Reloading Basics
  • One Day's Accuracy Tests
  • Data Section
    • .32-20
    • .38 Long Colt
    • .38-40
    • .41 Long Colt
    • .44 American
    • .44 Colt
    • .44 Russian
    • .44-40
    • .45 S&W
    • .45 Colt
  • PART THREE: MISCELLANEOUS
  • Holsters, Belts, & Grips
  • Old West Shootists & Their Sixshooters
  • Cleaning
  • Conclusion & Comparisons
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
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