Around , men stop carrying rapiers, and guns became the weapon of choice for a duel.
Various guns were used, until a true dueling pistol was officially standardized in , as "a 9 or 10 inch barreled, smooth bore flintlock of 1 inch bore, carrying a ball of 48 to the pound. This pair of flintlock pistols was made with ivory stocks and unusually elaborate decorative details. Samuel Colt developed the first mass-produced, multi-shot, revolving firearms. Various revolving designs had been around for centuries, but precision parts couldn't be made with available technologies.
Colt was the first to apply Industrial Age machining tools to the idea.
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Mass production made the guns affordable. Reliability and accuracy made the Colt a favorite of soldiers and frontiersmen. The Colt depicted is a Third Model Dragoon percussion revolver ca. A Colt with such lavish decoration and gold inlay is extremely rare.
In the second half of the 18th century, musket design branched out. This period produced a number of single-purpose firearms. The forerunner of modern shotguns was the fowling piece, developed specifically for hunting birds.
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Among the upper classes, fowling was a leisure sport. Fowling pieces for the very affluent were often lovely works of art, but impractical for hunting. The last war to use only muzzle-loaded guns. Introduced at the start of the Civil War, Spencer repeating guns were technically advanced, used cartridges a recent development , and could fire 7 shots in 15 seconds. But the Army didn't want a repeating gun, fearing that soldiers would fire more often, constantly need fresh ammunition, and overtax the supply system. But in , President Lincoln test-fired a Spencer. His approval led to the purchase of , Spencer repeating carbines and rifles of , made , and the Spencer became the principal repeating gun of the Civil War.
Both breech and muzzle loaded guns used. Breach-loaded guns are dominant. Winchester rifles were affordable, and produced in such great numbers, that the Winchester became the generic rifle. The Winchester had such a powerful hold in some regions that it actually became known as "the gun that won the West. The next major milestone for Winchester came in , when the company introduced the first automatic rifle that would become widely used. The first automatic pistol was created by Joseph Laumann in But the Borchardt pistol of was the first automatic with a separate magazine in the grip, and this remains the defining feature of the breed.
Approximately manufactured between Note: This is a Martially marked Beals! Barrel, cylinder frame and loading lever are all martially inspected. Remington Model Action works and locks up perfectly.
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Bore is excellent. The ejector rod housing which normally has an angular section has been expertly The right side grip has small round repair that is also pearl. Very nice quality of engraving. Metropolitan Arms Co. Well-made revolver and hard to differentiate the Colt from the Metropolitan during their period of use for metropolitan trigger guard is marked. Barrel length Remington Single Action AH Remington Single Action.
Made s - s. Excellent Blued Remington AH Excellent Blued Remington Revolver. Top Notch example of one of these guns.
The guns finished in blue were used Remington Army Revolver AH Remington Army Revolver. Relatively sharp gun with light brown to gray patina. Grips are very good with faint cartouches visible. Action works well! US Martial Savage Navy. Nice sharp gun! Hammer and trigger still have case colors. Grips are very good. Cartouche on left hand Remington New Model Navy Conversion.
Very fine sharp gun!
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There is a small crack on the front of the frame on the right hand side. Norwich Arms. Factory engraved and in excellent condition. These all metal grips are cast metal with a deer and game scene. These were made by Frances Degrees of Wexell and Degrees Very attractive gun!
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Action works perfectly and locks up tight. Pettengill Army Revolver AH Pettengill Army Revolver. Nice sharp gun overall with trace amounts of blue on the barrel flats, but overall a light brownish gray patina on North Model Flintlock Navy pistol.
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Stock is very good. This model was the last made by Simeon Whitney Navy model Percussion Revolver converted to a cartridge. Grips and bore are excellent.