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Firearms in American History; Volume Two - The Revolver

Charles Winthrop Sawyer

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Firearms in American History; Volume Two - The Revolver

This Volume II reprint of the famous series by premier 19 th century firearms antiquarian Charles W. Sawyer covers the evolution of revolvers from the early nineteenth century through the beginning of the 20th century. Vol. II Firearms in American History- The Revolver 1800 to 1911 was first published by The Arms Company and printed at the press of George H. Ellis Co. in Boston , MA in 1911.

The Sawyer collection was one of the pioneer antique arms collections, and this book describes the evolution of revolving pistols- matchlock, flintlock, percussion, and cartridge types spanning several centuries but mainly the nineteenth century. Illustrated and described. Book lists the evolution of patents and manufacturers.

Sawyer is a wonderful, entertaining writer. He includes in this volume a lengthy discussion of Colt and his firearms as well as a delightful chapter about sportsmen and their guns.

Soft cover bound book, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches, Fully Illustrated, 88pp. (Not abridged) Re-set in modern type with original illustrations.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 88
  • By Charles Winthrop Sawyer
  • Conversions
  • Early Cartridge Revolvers Of Developed Design
  • Early Revolvers, Their Parts And Appliances, Invented Or Patented In The United States
  • List Of Makers Of Revolvers Considerably Used In America To The End Of The Year 1865
  • Pre-Metallic Cartridge Revolvers, Not Colt's
  • The Development Of The Revolver And The Struggles Of The Inventor
  • The Influence Of The Revolver In American History
  • The Revolver In Sport
  • Transition-Period Revolvers
  • Partial List of Weapons and Weapon Makers discussed/depicted:
  • Adams Army Revolver
  • Adams Pocket Revolver
  • Adams, Robert
  • Allen & Wheelock Navy Revolver
  • Allen Cartridge Pocket Revolver
  • Allen, Daniel
  • Allen's Pocket Revolver
  • Armes a Feu a Culasse Tournante
  • Barnett, J
  • Berry, W
  • Blunt & Syms
  • Brady
  • Brooklyn Arms Co. Slocum Revolver
  • Busk, Hans
  • Butterfield Revolver
  • Chambers
  • Chase, Anson
  • Cochran Revolver
  • Cochran Revolving Rifle
  • Collier, Elisha
  • Colt Army Pistol, Model 1847, 1848
  • Colt Army Pistol, Model 1860
  • Colt Belt Pistol
  • Colt Guns and Pistols, so-called Model 1855
  • Colt Holster Pistol
  • Colt London Models
  • Colt Miniatures
  • Colt Model 1836, 37, 39 rifle or carbine
  • Colt Navy Pistol, Model 1851, 61
  • Colt patents 1855, 58, 59
  • Colt Pocket Pistol, Model 1848, 49
  • Colt Pocket Pistols
  • Colt Police Pocket Pistol, Model 1851
  • Colt, Samuel
  • Cooper Pocket Revolver .
  • Coult, Dr.
  • Crimean War
  • Crispin Revolver
  • Damascus twist
  • Devisme Revolver
  • Dragoon School of Practice
  • Eagle Arms Co. Revolver .
  • Ells Pocket Revolver
  • Emmet, Addis
  • Everglades
  • Fisher Gun
  • Flint-lock revolving gun; six shots
  • Hackett, Baron
  • Hanson, Frederick
  • Hart Pocket Revolver .
  • Henshaw, Richard
  • Holsman, Daniel
  • Joslyn Army Revolver
  • Joslyn Cartridge Revolver
  • Kerr Pocket Revolver
  • Lang, Joseph
  • Le Mat Revolver
  • Leavett revolver
  • Leavitt Revolver
  • Libeau Revolver
  • Libeau, VGW
  • London Pistol Co. Pocket Revolver
  • Manhattan Navy Revolver
  • Marston Phoenix Revolver
  • Massachusetts Arms Company Pocket Revolver
  • Massachusetts Arms Company Pocket Revolver .
  • Mexican War
  • Moore Cartridge Army Revolver .
  • Moore Cartridge Pocket Revolver
  • Moore Revolver
  • National Arms Co. Revolver .
  • Nepperan Pocket Revolver.
  • Noel Pocket Revolver
  • Ogden, Elias
  • Old Model Army Pistols
  • Patterson Colt
  • Pearl Street
  • Pepperbox
  • Pettengill Army Revolver
  • Pierson, John
  • Plant Revolver .
  • Polain-Elliott Revolver
  • Pond Developed Revolver
  • Pond Separate-chambers Revolver
  • Porter Revolver
  • Porter Revolving Rifle .
  • Remington-Beals 1856 Patent Pocket Revolver .
  • Remington-Beals Army Revolver .
  • Remington-Rider Double Action Pocket Revolver
  • Rifleman's Manual
  • Rogers & Spencer Army Revolver
  • Root, Elisha
  • Ruggles
  • Savage Navy Revolver
  • Seminole Indians
  • Sepoy Rebellion
  • Six-shot revolving match-lock gun
  • Smith & Wesson Pocket Revolver .
  • Smith, an
  • Springfield Armory
  • Springfield Arms Co. Cartridge Pocket Revolver
  • Springfield Arms Company Revolver
  • Starr Army Revolver
  • Sultan of Turkey
  • Texas Pistol
  • The Patent Arms manufacturing Company
  • Tranter Pocket Revolver
  • Vanarsdale, Elias
  • Walch Pocket Revolver
  • Walker Colt
  • Walker, Hall, Samuel
  • Warner Pocket Revolver
  • Warner, Thomas
  • Warner's Patent
  • Wesson, Edwin
  • Wesson's and Leavitt's Patent.
  • Whitney Hand Turning Pocket Revolver
  • Whitney Navy Revolver .
  • Whitney, Eli
  • Whitney-Beals Ring Trigger Pocket Revolver
  • Whittier Revolving Rifle