Handguns

Shooting the 11mm Lefaucheux revolver – Published 5 May 2019

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Norway’s first military revolver was a pinfire revolver invented by the Frenchman Eugène Lefaucheux in the 1850s. Read this article to learn how to shoot the Lefaucheux revolver... Read the article

Making paper cartridges – Published 11 February 2015

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During the heyday of the percussion revolver soldiers almost exclusively loaded their revolvers with paper cartridges. This article gives you a short historical background of the use of paper cartridges, shows you how to make your own and finally how to shoot them... Read the article

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June, 1863: As the American Civil War raged on, a newly made percussion revolver passed the gates of the E. Remington & Sons factory in the small city of Ilion, New York. Exactly 150 years after the old veteran became mine. Now it was time to bring it back to life... Read the article

Ardesa Flintlock Pistol Kit – Published 24 September 2008

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Cheap Spanish and Italian replica flintlock firearms have a rather poor reputation among serious black powder shooters. The frizzens are not properly hardened which results in little or no sparks, which again leads to misfires. This article shows my experiences with an Ardesa flinlock pistol kit... Read the article

Shooting the Percussion Revolver – Published 14 September 2008

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The percussion revolver, also called cap and ball revolver, is perhaps the most common black powder weapon in use by modern black powder shooters. It was invented in the 1830s and was extensively used during the American Civil War (1861-1865). This article focuses on the history of the percussion revolver and shows you how to load and shoot it... Read the article

R&D Conversion Cylinders – Published 13 September 2008

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Percussion revolvers, also known as cap and ball revolvers, were made by the thousands before and during the war, but the principle of muzzleloading started to become obsolete when the new metallic cartridges became common after the war. This article shows you how to convert a percussion revolver to fire metallic cartridges... Read the article

Multiple Discharges in Percussion Revolvers – Published 24 November 2007

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It has long been an established fact that so called multiple discharges or chainfires in percussion revolvers originates from the chamber mouth of the cylinder. But, is this a myth, or are there other explanations? This article seeks to prove that multiple discharges may just as well be caused by loose fitting caps... Read the article