COLT TEXAS PATERSON
4 3/4in barrel with real wood grips
Rare HWS: 1836 Colt Texas Paterson Revolver
Functions, strips like the real thing!
Weight approx: 540g
Barrel Length approx: 4 3/4in
Vents from chamber
In very good condition, works great!!
Includes real wood grips. No original box.
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UK Customer this item is VCRA exempt.
PFC Primer caps:
€11.00 / £8.50 per box (1 box = 100 PFC caps) These are what makes the bang and smoke
Brief info on COLT TEXAS PATERSON:
The Colt Paterson 1836 was the first revolver to incorporate Samuel Colt's patented revolver mechanism, and thus the first weapon that could be called a revolver in the modern sense. While hand-advanced flintlock revolvers date back hundreds of years earlier and Colt is believed to have been inspired by the flintlock revolver designs of Elisha Collier, Colt's was the first to connect the actions of advancing and locking the cylinder to cocking the hammer, and also incorporated percussion cap ignition, the most advanced method of the day.
It was far better than the cheap revolver "Pepperbox" derringers of the time, which Mark Twain famously remarked were safer to stand in front of than anywhere else. The gun's full potential was realized when Texas Rangers on horseback used them to effectively dispatch renegade Indians with them and soon the pistol was a hit. Once the loading lever was added to the design, the gun became much easier to load and even more popular before being phased out by better Colt designs such as the Colt Dragoon series.