That crazy pepperbox revolver!

In the United States, the percussion pepperbox revolver started gaining popularity around 1830 or so.  Some say this revolver was a precursor of sorts to the double-action revolver which came later.   This gun was designed to be used at close range, and for primarily civilian use.   I imagine it would have been fairly common to see it tucked into the belts of Civil War soldiers too.

Pepperbox Revolver

Replica Armory’s version of the pepperbox is manufactured by Kolsar, a Spanish company.   Check out this video as it shows a closer look at the replica.  See this and other Civil War replicas in the Replica Armory.

One Response to That crazy pepperbox revolver!
  1. Replica Armory
    November 20, 2010 | 4:39 am

    That crazy pepperbox revolver! http://ow.ly/3cSLr -new video & a closer look at this non-firing replica offered at Replica Armory

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