By R. Bruce McDowell
This definitive paintings will take you contained in the background of yankee revolver conversions from the traditional percussion (cap and ball) ammunition to the more recent and quicker self-contained steel cartridges. Witness via never-before-released files, drawings and pictures a series of occasions that modified American firepower. Step contained in the factories, museums and personal collections and observe how an easy alteration in notion resulted in the layout of the well-known Colt unmarried motion military revolver, and finally to a flood of revolver conversions from 1868 to 1880. The exceedingly special photographs, drawings and technical standards supply crucial identity details. Distinguish among manufacturing facility conversions. Distinguish among manufacturing unit conversions and people made via inner most resources. writer Bruce McDowell brings years of exacting study to this whole reference paintings on conversion Colts, Smith Wessons, Remingtons, and different significant revolver brands. the unveiling old and technical details supplied during this crucial quantity fills in a formerly ignored yet extremely important portion of firearms background.
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Good 1700 1200 850 Fair 500 Poor 300 Riot Shotgun Exc. G. 2000 1500 Fair 600 Poor 400 Good 950 Model 1887 Serial Numbers and Dates of Production 1887—1 to 7431 1895—58289 1888—22408 1896—60175 1889—25673 1897—63952 1890—29105 1898—64855 1891—38541 According to these records no guns were produced during the last few years of this model and it was therefore discontinued in 1901. 1892—49763 1893—54367 1894—56849 54 FEATURES Standard Grade Riot Gun Serial Number 1 to 64855 Above 60000 to 64855 (introduced in 1898) Receiver Type Lever action, solid frame Lever action, solid frame Receiver Finish Case colored Case colored Trigger Plain Plain Serial Number Stamped on underside of forward end of receiver Stamped on underside of forward end of receiver Barrel Length 30"–12 gauge; 32"–10 gauge 20"–12 gauge; 20"–10 gauge Barrel Shape Round; Full choke Round; Cylinder choke Barrel Finish Rust blue Rust blue Proof Mark None None Gauges 10 gauge 2-7/8" 12 gauge 2-5/8" 10 gauge 2-7/" 12 gauge 2-5/8" Magazine Tubular, 4 rounds Tubular, 4 rounds Standard Sights Bead front sight Bead front sight American black walnut American black walnut Buttstock Shotgun butt with pistol grip Shotgun butt with pistol grip Buttplate Hard rubber Hard rubber Stock Finish Shellac Shellac Wood Type 1 1.
Fancy Sporting Riﬂe Solid frame or takedown (worth 20 percent premium), 24" round, octagon, or half-octagon barrel with half, two-thirds, or full magazine. Checkered walnut pistol-grip stock with checkered capped forearm.
A Study of Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers by R. Bruce McDowell