Colt Single-Action Revolvers

Colt Single-Action Revolvers - Weapon

Paperback (26 Jan 2017) | English

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Synopsis

In 1836, Samuel Colt changed the face of warfare with the production of the first of a series of iconic and influential single-action revolvers, including the .44-calibre Colt Walker and the seminal .45-calibre Colt Single Action Army, which remains in production today. These weapons shifted the role of the pistol from single-shot weapon of last resort to a practical and powerful sidearm that gave the user the ability to defend himself once his primary armament was discharged. It transformed cavalry tactics and relegated the sword to a largely ceremonial role in many armies. Featuring full-colour artwork, expert analysis and gripping first-hand accounts, this is the absorbing story of Colt's family of single-action revolvers, covering their origins, development, use and lasting impact on the modern world.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781472810984
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 683.43609
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 20745
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 262g
Height: 187mm
Width: 249mm
Spine width: 7mm