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Revolver History – Merwin & Hulbert


The Merwin & Hulbert revolvers of the Old West period aren’t very well known today. Forgotten Weapons has an excellent video about them.

The innovative engraving style and extensive use of nickel plating were unique features of their revolvers. Being able to eject the empty cases while keeping unfired rounds to do a tactical reload made them an excellent choice for gunfighting.

Free Gun Books

It pains me at how many people haven’t read a single book about guns. Here are a couple of very nice gun books FREE on Kindle right now.

Guns of the Old West is not just about Peacemakers and the Winchester ’73. It’s a very comprehensive book about American guns of the 19th Century, including some facts about the broad context of their use that may surprise you.

Click the ‘BUY ON AMAZON’ link to find it. Or try the FREE PREVIEW.

50 Guns is about cartridge firearms, so if you’re interested in the period before black powder was ‘corned,’ it is not for you. For the rest of us, it’s pretty interesting.

To get it, click the ‘BUY ON AMAZON’ link to find it. Or try the FREE PREVIEW.

FTC Notice: I don’t get anything when you click a free link above.

Tactical Professor books are NOT FREE but if you would be interested in knowing how to operate the firearms you own during the American Insurgency, they can be purchased from the menu at the top of the page.