Civil War Revolvers, Myth vs Reality, by Peter Schiffers
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The percussion revolver was the first mass-produced and truly practical repeating handgun and was barely 25 years old when the American Civil War broke out. But how effective were they? Author Peter Schiffers shares his knowledge of years of research and loading and shooting original antique revolvers using period loads. Includes details of a variety of Civil War revolvers, ammunition and loading and shooting data.

Chapters include:

  • The Remington New Model Army
  • The Colt M1851 Navy and M1860 Army
  • The Starr M1858 and 1863 Army
  • The Joslyn Navy
  • The Whitney Navy
  • The Allen & Wheelock Army
  • The Lefaucheux M1854
  • The Pettengill Army
  • Other revolvers purchased by the Ordnance Department
  • Privately owned revolvers
  • Appendices
  • Biography

    Features numerous photos of original revolvers, antique photographs and period drawings. Paper back, 183 pages, black & white photos, 8-1/2" x 11" format, ISBN 978-1-931464-63-5.
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