Union Army soldiers relied on many different types of sidearms for short range and close quarters combat. The revolver was unique in that it had the ability to fire several rounds per minute before having to reload. Revolvers were typically issued to officers and mounted soldiers however some were purchased privately or found on the battlefield by infantrymen.
Distinguished by its octagon barrel and lever style loader the 1851 helped to begin both the expansion of the West and the Civil War. The 1851 Navy is commonly considered to be one of gunfighter ?Wild Bill? Hickok?s favorite handguns. The British government licensed the manufacturing rights and produced what is commonly known as the London Model. This revolver features an 7.375″ octagonal barrel brass frame brass guard and walnut grip. It is available in .44 caliber weighs 2.5 lbs. and is 13.5″ in length.
Traditions has packed all the essential loading shooting & cleaning accessories needed for you to shoot a Black Powder Revolver today! You only need to get your powder caps proper eye & ear protection & a place to shoot to begin enjoying your revolver.
The Traditions Black Powder Revolver Redi-Pak includes:
- Cleaning Patches (25)
- Nipple Wrench
- Revolver Lead Balls: (18) .44 cal.
- Brass Field Capper
- Field Flask
- Wonderlube 1000 Plus
- Revolver Powder Measure
- Muzzleloading Bore Solvent
- Pocket Cleaning Kitrevolver.
Note: Black powder firearms cannot be shipped to certain states and Canada.