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Pegler, Martin, 1954-

Colt single-action revolvers / Martin Pegler. - 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm. - Weapon . - Weapon. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"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 soldier 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." --

9781472810984


Colt firearms--History.
Colt revolver.

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