Gothic piratical?

Writer Monalisa Foster with a rare .34 caliber percussion revolver.  A friend of mine is selling it (as is, the lockwork isn’t right) — let me know if interested.

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4 Responses to Gothic piratical?

  1. Lyle says:

    Interesting revolver.
    “…they wouldn’t have to take their hand from the reins to cock the Pettengill for the next shot.”

    Err; you don’t have to take your hand off the reigns to cock a single action either, unless the cylinder hangs up on a spent cap or some such, which was (and is) common, and in that case the double action won’t help. An enclosed (top strap) frame like that can help, but not totally prevent, the cap jam problem, but double verses single action in a percussion revolver isn’t much of a significant difference. In a DAO gun the matter of accuracy would be a concern to me, though a person can get used to it.

    I was firing a ’51 Colt Navy (open top) yesterday, and had to use the support hand to help the cylinder along a couple of times, and shake the gun upisde-down to release a spent cap or three. The enclosed frame ’58 Remington is far better in that regard, though cap jams can still occur. The Pettingill *should* be as reliable as the Remington.

  2. Sid says:

    What is the blade?

  3. I may be interested. Send details.

    I had to look hard to see the gun. 😉

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