Shooting Sixguns of the Old West
Considered in all its styles and calibers, more SAAs were made from 1873 to 1900 than any other single type of American revolver. However, it was not the only handgun about, nor was it the first revolver to take the then new metallic cartridges. From 1870, when the era of metallic cartridge firing sixguns began until 1900 which is generally considered the end of the Wild West, Colt, Remington, Smith and Wesson, Merwin & Hulbert, and a few other lesser know companies collectively produced hundreds of thousands of metallic cartridge firing sixguns. These handguns were at least of comparable quality to the Colt SAA, and some exceeded it by a wide margin. As far as shooting such guns, aside from the Colt Peacemaker, very few Old West sixguns have ever been put back in use. That has started to change, and this has probably come about from the enthusiasm generated by the great sport of cowboy action shooting.
A great place to start learning about BP revolver cartridges
Posted by Unknown on Sep 12th 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the history of these old cartridges. The performance of the old firearms was an education.
I respect Mr. Venturino knowledge on the subject matter and his reloading ability. His handloads recipe for the 45 Colt gave me a good starting point and saved me a lot of time and $ on finding the best load for my gun.
A GREAT PIECE OF WORK
Posted by LARRY HALL on Feb 6th 2017
Received the book as a birthday present. I enjoy reading Mike' s monthly columns and thought it would be nice to have the collection. It's a great piece of work. I was not disappointed.