Re: Ducks Foot Pistol
Interesting the pepperboxes (see below). There were a lot found on the wagon routes out west in the US. I always figured being older (1840/50s) they would be cheaper and thus appeal to settlers who couldn't afford the latest Colts, Remingtons etc.
The pepperbox went to the transitional revolvers, with a shorter barrel lump, to reduce weight with a single barrel for the firing chamber. Next, the revolver pretty much as we have it today. I couldnt find a pic of a transitional, which is a shame because you can really see the line of development. Hey, found one, added below....
The top hammer was popular in the UK and Europe, but some US manufactures went under hammer.
Last edited by TranterUK; 03-21-2009 at 12:59 PM..