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In the early 1850s Colt’s biggest European competitor was Adams, with his fine .44 caliber double action percussion revolver. On the 10th September 1851 tests were carried out in the Woolwich Royal Arsenal. The officers tested the strength, quickness, accuracy of the Colt vs the Adams and checked if the revolveres were water proof enough. Samuel Colt used a .44 caliber Dragoon, while the other revolver was a Deane Adams 1851 model in 44 cal. The dragoon was fired by Samuel Colt himself, and it only fired four chambers out of 6, while the Adams firead all after the test. The Adams was the clear winner of that day. I found this test quite interesting but I wanted to test a more real „water situation” with a percussion revolver.
Well this is my channel and these are my impressions about shooting old and repro blackpowder and cartridge guns. You will find target shooting, hunting, reloading and military history related videos here starring pre 1945 firearms. Since I was a little child I knew I want to be a history teacher. In fact I graduated as one. Later I studied military sciences on university level, and now I am doing my phd in firearms history while I teach military history at the university. That’s my life, my hobby. I hope you’ll enjoy my videos as much I enjoyed making them. Greetings form Hungary, the land of good wines and beautiful women. Oh yes, and please forgive my Hunglish. 😉