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The most popular percussion revolvers: original Colt 1849 Pocket .31 vs Adams .31

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The Colt 1849 Colt Pocket .31 cal revolver was produced in more than 325000 pieces from 1850 to 1873. This is simple the larges number from all percussion revolvers, beating all the .36 and .44 cal versions. In this video I cover its history and performance comparing it to a .31 cal Adams revolver, and its larger brother the 1851 Colt Navy.

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