How the Colt Navy .36 revolver was gunsmithed and fired in the field during the Civil War techniques learned from Civil War veterans and old-time gunsmiths by D. L. Rhea

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Statementby D.L. Rhea.
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LC ClassificationsTS537 .R44 1985
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Pagination76 p. :
Number of Pages76
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L (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : D. L Rhea. Characteristics. The six-round caliber Navy revolver was much lighter than the contemporary Colt Dragoon Revolvers developed from the Walker Colt revolvers ofwhich, given their size and weight, were generally carried in saddle holsters.

It is an enlarged version of the caliber Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers, that evolved from the earlier Baby Dragoon, and, like them, is a Designer: Samuel Colt. How the Colt Navy revolver was gunsmithed and fired in the field during the Civil War: techniques learned from Civil War veterans and old-time gunsmithss.n.] in English - 1st ed.

The Colt Model Navy cap & ballcaliber revolver was a six-shot, single-action percussion weapon produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company from until It incorporated the "creeping" or ratchet loading lever and round barrel of thecaliber Army Model of but had a barrel one half inch shorter, at inches.

Total production revolvers. This is a Colt 36 caliber Navy revolver and is all matching numbers except the wedge. CIVIL WAR Antique COLT Model NAVY Revolver Made During the Civil War in Here we present an antique Colt Navy Revolver, made in in Hartford, Connecticut. Bruce McDowell in his book, A study of Colt Conversions, on pages and.

There are a total of [ 29 ] Civil War Pistols () entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of. Technicality, any Navy percussion revolver could fire the St.

Louis teardrop elongated ball. The fired Teardrop to the left had five unequal-sized land and groove impressions and a weight of grains. The best proof that this bullet was fired from a Remington would be to match the lands and grooves in the rifling of the any Remington Navy revolver to the rifling impressions on this.

Civil War Presentation Colt Navy (C) $7, Civil War Presentation Colt Navy. Made in Very fine Colt Navy model in very fine condition. Barrel has around 50% of the original blue mixed with patina. Frame has very good case colors.

Cylinder has all. Colt Model Navy revolver manufactured in as part of the Ordnance Department contract for nea revolvers delivered to the U.S. Army between and Many of these Model "Army/Navy" revolvers were initially issued to the newly formed 1st and 2nd U.S.

Cavalry regiments stationed on the Texas frontier. The U.S. contract Army/Navy revolvers remained in service. Original Remington New Model Army vs original Colt Army percussion revolver - Duration: capandballviews.

A flood of firearms followed, including the Colt Dragoon, Colt Navy, Colt Army Modeland Colt M Navy. Although Samuel Colt. This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. CIVIL WAR Antique COLT NAVY Cal Revolver Mid-Civil War Production Here we present an antique Colt Navy Percussion Revolver, made induring the American Civil War.

The Click for more info. The Colt Navy uses a caliber bore, then in use with the US Navy, and stuck it in a pistol that weighted just pounds. Over two hundred thousand were produced and the pistol was a mainstay.

The Colt Model Navy saw usage on the battlefields of the American Civil War and, like the Colt Model Navy before it, also saw actions in the violent American expansion into the West. This Colt model, however, did not see production.

The Colt Model Navycaliber revolver is a six-shot, single-action percussion weapon produced by Colt Manufacturing Co. from until It incorporated the "creeping" or ratchet loading lever and round barrel of thecaliber Army model but had a barrel one half inch shorter, at 8 inches.

HOW THE COLT NAVY REVOLVER WAS GUNSMITHED AND FIRED IN THE FIELD DURING THE CIVIL WAR: Techniques learned from Civil War Veterans and old-time Gunsmiths by Rhea, D.

L Seller Andrew Langer, Bookseller Published () Condition Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Edition Stated First Edition Item Price $. WP US M Colt Navy Revolver Cal. Better than average example with all matching serial # (very early production).

Wedge also matches. Smooth and consistent dark grey patina on the barrel, cylinder and frame. Cylinder scene is weak but present. Walnut grips are in very good shape with only minor blemishes. Mechanically. The Navy was a scaled up caliber version of the Pocket Model.

The handy, more powerful revolver immediately found a following among soldiers and civilians alike and was eventually adopted by both the U.S. and the British military.

By the start of the Civil War, Colt had refined the Navy into a sleek, streamlined weapon with an. The Navy, Pocket Navy, Army, and Police Black Powder Revolvers all evolved between and from one model originally designed by Colt.

By the start of the Civil War, Colt had refined the Navy into a sleek, streamlined weapon with an improved loading lever. The Navy is often acclaimed as Colt’s most handsome pistol. Find an authorized Uberti dealer.

The Navy revolver also proved popular with Civil War spies, wagon masters, guides and scouts, such as Union scout James Butler Hickok, who by war.

Colt Navy was produced from in caliber. The gun weighed around 2 lbs 12 oz. It was a lighter handgun then the walkers and dragoons so was a favorite of both confederate and union troops during the war. In its day this was called a "New Model Navy Revolver" Today it is referd to as an navy by collectors.

Colt “Army” Modelcal. And “Navy” Modelcal. Revolvers. Colt revolvers in calibers and were the most famous and widely used handguns to see service during the Civil War. These arms had gained reputa­tions as effective and reliable weapons well before The preferred weapon of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Confederate horse soldiers was a pair of the caliber Navy revolvers manufactured by Colt which Forrest believed was far superior to the Yankee infantry’s bayonet.

Infantry. Most Civil War infantrymen, both Federal and Confederate, carried or caliber rifle-muskets. The caliber Colt Navy Revolver was the most sought after and prized revolver of the civil war. An icon of percussion revolvers and was copied by. Prior to Samuel Colt’s patents for the revolver, American handguns were, for the most part, variations of European-style single shot pistols, first of the flintlock type and later the new cap-and-ball percussion lock design.

Following the Civil War, the United States experimented with a number of cartridge revolvers, wisely settling, inon the superb Colt Single Action Army.

At the time, this was the most powerful (and one of the most reliable) military handguns in the world, with a stopping power that is still formidable today.

The War Department purchased approximatelyand caliber Remington revolvers at $ per gun, while Colt was still charging $ for their New Model Army.

This considerable difference in price cost Colt's much government business during the latter half of the war. Excellent Colt Civilian New Navy Model of Revolver (C) $2, Excellent Colt Civilian New Navy Model of Revolver.

Made in Beautiful gun with 98% of the original blue finish. Trigger and hammer have fired blue. Grips are excellent. There is not much not to like about this. Induring the Mexican War, Colt designed a new revolver prototype that was further revised by Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker.

This larger caliber Colt Walker was. Original Item: Only One Available. This Colt Navy Model Percussion Revolver in caliber was widely used by both sides in the U.S. Civil War.

The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber (i.e., cal), later known as the Colt Navy or Navy Revolver, is a cap and ball revolver that was designed by Samuel Colt between and Colt first called this Revolver Ranger model.

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until the U.S.

Army officially adopted the now-famous Colt Single Action Army revolver in Colt cal. Little is known about the role of the Colt Commando during World War II as a variant of the Official Police revolver. According to gun historian Charles Pate, “Many more [Commandos] were used by the military than is commonly known.” Ensign Frederick Joyce, a U.S.

Navy pilot, wears his Colt Commando service revolver in a leather holster. The Jerry Kuhnhausen book "The Colt Double Action Revolver: A Shop Manual, Volume One" for the older style action guns, or "The Colt Double Action Revolver: A Shop Manual, Volume Two" for the newer models.

These books can be bought from Brownell's, Midway USA, or direct from the publisher, Heritage Gun Books. Other common handguns that were used during the Civil War included the Colt Navy, Star Revolver, and Figure Eight Revolver. Rifles. The Union’s most preferred rifle was the Springfield Musket, a caliber rifle that could fire a deadly minie ball at a speed of feet per second.

After the Civil War, it was said of Sam Colt, "Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." Colt's success story began with the issuance of a U.S. patent in for the Colt firearm equipped with a revolving cylinder containing five or six bullets. Colt's revolver provided its user with greatly increased firepower.

The Colt Navy and the Colt Army were black powder cap and ball revolvers. The Colt Single Action Army was a late black powder cartridge revolver, then a smokeless powder revolver, and is still produced today.

General Patton carried, among others, a Colt Single Action Army with ivory grips. It has the same practical use as it always did. Today I'll shoot the Colt Navy in made by Pietta.

Sorry about all the misfires, I was having a problem with it all day. Thank You for watching. Please rate the video, Thanks!. The Colt Commando Revolver Has A Long History (It Helped Win World War II) by Warfare History Network At the War Department, a Captain Baker approved of the Colt .The U.S.

Navy purchased Colt Model Navy revolvers during the Civil War. The Navy generally inspected contract revolvers upon delivery. As a result, U.S. Navy contract Model revolvers are often only identified by factory letter.

Between andthe Navy returned approximately Model Navy revolvers to Colt for. The model Colt Navy shown in the picture has had the naval scene on the cylinder mostly worn away over time. The weapon was commonly used by both land and naval forces on both sides during the American Civil War and saw extensive use overseas as well.

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