I know most everyone loves old guns, but to ONLY pay attention to just the big name brands like Colt, Remington and Smith & Wesson seems a little closed minded, I love learning about 'the little guys gun company's', see their products weve never heard about or seen before.
How about a U.S. mfg 24 shot cap and ball revolver??
Revolving cylinder percussion pistol. 24 shot cylinder has 2 banks of chambers. A double loading rammer is located beneath the barrel. The barrel pivots to fire either the outside or the inside bank of chambers. Design attributed to Fordyce Beals and possibly manufactured by Remington.
Smith and Percival Patent magazine loaded repeating pistol. Three magazines rotate 180 Degrees as a unit to feed powder, ball and primer automatically. Manufactured in .30 caliber by H. Smith, Norwich CT.
Remington-Rider magazine pistol, about 1880. Caliber: .32 rimfire extra short.
Designed by Joseph Rider, this pistol held five shots in a tubular magazine under the barrel. It was one of the first firearms with a tubular magazine for metal-cased cartridges. Probably fewer than 15,000 were made. The exact number is unknown because they were not given serial numbers.
Man, the J.M. Davis Gun Museum in Claremore, OK, has the largest private collection of firearms in the world, and I'd bet they don't have more than 2, maybe 3, of any of those oddballs! They might though, they've got a lot of very strange guns. It's such a huge place and takes so long to see everything, who can remember what they saw there. And they've got thousands more stored in the back rooms that aren't on display.
Anybody near Tulsa, OK, should make the trip and go check the place out, I highly recommend it!
Ever feel like the world's a tuxedo, and you're a pair of brown shoes? - George Gobel
Its not every day you see dual caliber Superposed double barrel revolver.
the spare cylinder kept in the butt was a diffrent caliber. as the revolver's barrels were of two diffrent calibers, the revolver could fire .22rimfire remove it and place in the .32rimfire cylinder!
Owen Jones Two Barrel Revolver
Patented by Owen Jones, shoots either .22 Rimfire or .32 Rimfire. Extra cylinder stores inside of the handle. The barrel on this extremely unique pistol actually rotates rather than the cylinder! The second and third models were improved to tip up, then rotate. It's unknown where they were manufactured at, but the educated guesser's say that it was probably made by Deringer Rifle and Pistol Works of Philadelphia around 1875.
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PANAMANIAN MADE DE LUGO REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 22
UNUSUAL PANAMANIAN MADE DE LUGO REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN None visible. Most unusual little rifle with 19-1/2" rnd bbl, high front sight and adjustable rear sight. It has an alloy receiver with integral revolving cylinder that seems to have 21 chambers. The safety is a second trigger inside the trigger guard which, when pulled to the rear, engages a notch to prevent the trigger from being pulled. Pulling the knob at the rear of the receiver, which manually rotates the cylinder, operates it. When the knob is released it chambers a fresh round and ejects the spent casing out a slot in the front. Loading is apparently affected by inserting a live round into the exposed empty chamber. It has a long dark stained uncheckered forearm and Bedouin style buttstock with wood buttplate that has a cartridge block in the comb for 30 rnds. CONDITION: Appears to be fine (not knowing what an original one should look like). Bbl is a silver-gray metal color mixed with a light patina. Receiver and trigger guard are a light aluminum color with casting flaws. Wood is sound and retains an even dark finish that may be an old restoration with minor nicks and dings.
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I found a Pic of a bunch of diffrent CW revolvers.
anybody have a idea what they are?
Top left is a Joslyn Army.
Wesson & Leavitt Dragoon
Rogers & Spencer
Top center is a Colt Dragoon
Starr single action
Top right is a Pettengill double action army
Allen & Wheelock navy
Starr double action