Category: Military

A History of Bolt Guns, Part Two

Now, I’m not saying the folks at Vetterli looked across the Atlantic and noticed the feeding setup of the highly successful 1866 Winchester repeater, but if they had, it would certainly explain their adoption of a very similar mechanism for their repeating rifle…

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A History of The Six-gun, Part Three

Turns out Sam Colt wasn’t the only guy interested in building sixguns. There was this Remington fellow up in New York, a guy named LeMat in Louisiana, and these two guys from Massachusetts named Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson. In the sixgun world in the late 1850s, some cages were fixin’ to get rattled.

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A History of The Six-gun, Part Two

Sam Colt made an impact with the Paterson revolvers, but that impact was short-lived. It was enough, though, to get a young Captain named Sam Walker interested. Captain Walker went north to see Sam Colt. “We need more revolvers for our new Republic of Texas,” Walker said. “Hold my beer,” replied Sam Colt, and the rest is history. Read that history here.

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