The Peacemaker and Its Rivals: An Account of the Single Action Colt

The Peacemaker and Its Rivals: An Account of the Single Action Colt

by John E. Parsons

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626365704
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

I Antecedent Revolvers 3

II Evolution of the Peacemaker 17

III The Schofield Smith & Wesson 28

IV The Remington Model of 1875 36

V Contemporary Opinions 46

VI Multiball Cartridges 56

VII Other Rivals 64

VIII Adoption of the Double Action 73

IX Popularity of the Model "P" 84

X Variations and Target Types 100

XI Serial Numbers and Sales 111

XII Volume of Production by Calibres 121

XIII Patents and Pirates 128

XIV Significance of the Revolver 136

Appendix: The Thuer Conversion 141

Notes 159

Bibliography 173

Index 178

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ShawnM More than 1 year ago
This book is NOT for those who want the latest and greatest. By that I mean this book was published in 1950 !!!!!! But, I still recommend the book because it is written in oldschool style and is still relevant today. You dont need the history of the Peacemaker to be current up to 2015, because there is no history. The Peacemaker stopped making history in World War 2 !!!! After that, the Colt SAA became a collectable and nothing more. However, I still highly recommend this book because it gives an excellent history of our beloved cowboy gun. Even the typesetting is old school and adds to the charm of the story, This is a great book, well written, and is fun to read.