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    Revolvers

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/25/2015

    The revolver was a giant leap forward from the limited single-shot sidearms available prior.





    There are a total of (53) Revolvers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1990
    Colt Anaconda
    Continuing the Colt tradition of excellent revolvers named after snakes, the concern delivered their... [Read More]
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    1848
    Colt Model 1848 (Baby Dragoon)
    The success of the Colt Model 1848 "Dragoon" line (described in a separate entry) prompted Samuel Co... [Read More]
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    1848
    Colt Model 1848 (Dragoon)
    The Colt Model 1848 "Dragoon" (meaning "Dragon" in French) was another design by famed American guns... [Read More]
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    1849
    Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver
    The Colt Model 1849 "Pocket Revolver" was Colt's answer when replacing their "Baby Dragoon" series o... [Read More]
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    1851
    Colt Model 1851 Navy
    At the end of the 1840's Samuel Colt was hard at work designing a new revolver of .36 caliber, this ... [Read More]
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    1855
    Colt Model 1855 (Root Revolver)
    Early Colt revolvers operated from what was known as an "open frame" design meaning that there was n... [Read More]
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    1860
    Colt Model 1860 New Army
    Colt brought about their New Army Model revolver in 1860 and it quickly proved itself the definitive... [Read More]
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    1861
    Colt Model 1861 Navy
    Design of the Colt Model 1861 Navy was not unlike Colt's previous "Navy" offering - the Model 1851 N... [Read More]
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    1862
    Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy
    The success of the original Colt Model 1851 Navy (sold in 215,000 examples) provided the foundation ... [Read More]
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    1862
    Colt Model 1862 Police
    The Colt Model 1862 Police percussion revolver was intended for security personnel and followed the ... [Read More]
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    1898
    Colt Model 1898 (New Service)
    In 1898, Colt Firearms unveiled a new six-shot revolver chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge as the ... [Read More]
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    1917
    Colt Model 1917
    When the Americans formally entered World War 1 in 1917, they lacked much in the way of viable fight... [Read More]
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    1955
    Colt Python
    The Colt Python is regarded by many gun purists and firearms experts as quite possibly the finest do... [Read More]
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    1873
    Colt Single Action Army (Colt 45 / Peacemaker)
    The Colt firearms firm certainly hit its stride in the 1800s, helped no doubt by the American Civil ... [Read More]
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    1847
    Colt Walker
    Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817-1847) served as a Texas Ranger and within the US military throu... [Read More]
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    1860
    Cooper Pocket Double Action
    Many firearms manufacturers of the late 1800s were overshadowed by the likes of Colt and Remington b... [Read More]
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    1850
    Devisme Percussion Revolver
    F.P. Devisme was a highly skilled weapons maker based in Paris, France. While not exclusively known ... [Read More]
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    1879
    Dreyse Reichsrevolver Model 1879 (Trooper / Cavalry Model)
    The Reichsrevolver ("Government Revolver") Model 1879 (also known as the "Trooper" or Cavalry" model... [Read More]
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    1883
    Dreyse Reichsrevolver Model 1883 (Officer / Infantry Model)
    Introduced in 1883, the Model 1883 Reichsrevolver served as a standard-issue sidearm with the Imperi... [Read More]
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    1880
    Enfield Mk I / Mk II
    The Enfield Mk I/Mk II series of service revolvers appeared late in the 19th Century amidst a period... [Read More]
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    1932
    Enfield No. 2
    Since World War 1, the British Army appreciated its large caliber revolvers mainly due to their inhe... [Read More]
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    1974
    Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda
    The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale an... [Read More]
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    1820
    Francotte Pinfire
    The Francotte Pinfire Revolver was Belgian in origin, work completed by the firm of A. Francotte a L... [Read More]
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    1898
    Gasser & Rast Model 1898
    The Gasser & Rast Model 1898 service revolver was a handgun utilized by the Austro-Hungarian Army at... [Read More]
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    1870
    Gasser Model 1870 Army Service
    The Gasser Model 1870 Army Service pistol became the standard sidearm of cavalry units in service to... [Read More]
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    1823
    Lefaucheux 20-Round
    The Lefaucheux 20-Round was one of the notable attempts at designing a revolver that offered the ope... [Read More]
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    1854
    Lefaucheux Model 1854
    Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux developed the "pinfire" metallic cartridge from the late 1820s into the... [Read More]
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    1861
    LeMat (Grape Shot Revolver)
    The "LeMat" was an American Civil War (1861-1865) revolver emerging from the resources-strapped Conf... [Read More]
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    1869
    Liege Model 1869
    The pinfire method for firearms was credited to Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux and patented in 1835. T... [Read More]
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    1859
    Manhattan Navy
    Manhattan Firearms Company was established by a committee of businessmen in 1856 in preparation for ... [Read More]
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    1873
    MAS Modele 1873 / Modele 1874
    The pistol as a military sidearm generally existed as an afterthought in the "Gentlemen Wars" of the... [Read More]
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    1892
    MAS Modele 1892 (Lebel Revolver)
    The MAS Modele 1892 revolver was selected by French military authorities to replace the aging MAS Mo... [Read More]
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    1864
    Metropolitan Navy Model 1864
    In 1864, Colt's East Armory erupted into flames which destroyed all but two of its buildings. The ev... [Read More]
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    1895
    Nagant Model 1895 (M1895)
    The Nagant Model of 1895 was a seven-shot service revolver developed in Belgium and adopted by the I... [Read More]
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    1882
    Ordnance Revolver Model 1882
    The Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 was a Swiss attempt at making a lighter revolver for its Army. The ... [Read More]
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    1891
    Pistola a Rotazione Modello 1889 (Bodeo)
    The Model 1889 "Bodeo" revolver served as the standard Italian Army service revolver for decades aft... [Read More]
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    1861
    Remington Model 1858 Army
    Remington Arms gained considerable popularity during the American Civil War (1861-1865) with their l... [Read More]
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    1861
    Remington Model 1861 Army
    Used almost as widely as the Colt Model 1860 New Model Army revolver, the Remington Model 1861 Army ... [Read More]
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    1862
    Remington Model 1861 Navy
    Remington produced their similar Model 1861 Navy based on the successful and well-liked Model 1861 A... [Read More]
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    1875
    Remington Model 1875 New Army
    The Remington Model 1875 New Army followed the form and function of the successful Model 1858 which ... [Read More]
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    1908
    Smith & Wesson 1st Model New Century (Triple Lock)
    In 1868, the legendary firm of Smith & Wesson introduced their Model 3, a large-caliber, hinged-fram... [Read More]
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    1917
    Smith & Wesson Model 1917
    The revolver was the primary side arm in most every major world army during the mid-to-late 1800s an... [Read More]
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    1869
    Smith & Wesson Model 3
    Smith & Wesson was established in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson to center on the design ... [Read More]
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    1889
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 10 (38 Special)
    The famous ".38 Special" revolver was the Smith & Wesson Model 10 which first appeared in 1899 and w... [Read More]
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    1955
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 29 (.44 Magnum)
    The .44 Magnum or, more formally, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 became the stuff of legend in the Dirt... [Read More]
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    2003
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 500 - Standard Compensator
    The Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator is touted as the most powerful handgun every bui... [Read More]
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    1981
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 686
    In 1981, the fabled American firearms concern Smith & Wesson brought about their SW Model 868 six- o... [Read More]
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    1858
    Starr Model 1858 / Model 1863
    Requiring all manner of firearms during the American Civil War (1861-1865), the United States govern... [Read More]
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    1995
    Taurus Model 605
    Introduced in 1995 by Brazilian gun-maker Taurus International, the Model 605 was another entry in t... [Read More]
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    2003
    Taurus Model 856
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    1872
    Webley Bull Dog
    The British Webley Bull Dog pocket revolver was a small, powerful firearm that saw considerable comm... [Read More]
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    1887
    Webley Model 1887
    The Webley service revolver first appeared in 1887 and manufactured under the P. Webley & Sons brand... [Read More]
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    1861
    Whitney Model 1861 Navy
    After Samuel Colt's revolving cylinder firearms patent expired in 1857, a slew of competitors swoope... [Read More]
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