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Colt single-action revolvers / Martin Pegler.

By: Pegler, Martin, 1954- [author.].
Contributor(s): Stacey, M. (Mark), 1964- [illustrator.] | Gilliland, Alan [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Weapon: Publisher: Oxford, UK : Osprey Publishing, 2017Description: 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472810984.Subject(s): Colt firearms -- History | Colt revolverDDC classification: 683.4/36 Summary: "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." -- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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-caliber Colt Walker and the seminal .45-caliber 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-color 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.

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." -- Provided by publisher.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 4)
  • Development (p. 7)
  • The evolution of the revolver
  • USE (p. 33)
  • Revolvers, revolution, and renegades
  • Impact (p. 69)
  • The dawn of mass-production
  • Conclusion (p. 78)
  • Bibliography (p. 79)
  • Index (p. 80)