For all of you who think wheelguns don't carry enough ammo

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    For all of you who think wheelguns don't carry enough ammo

    I came across this in an email from a Military History museum owner i used to help out. Don't know if it has been posted here before, but i found it interesting.

    Revolving cylinder percussion pistol. 24 shot cylinder has 2 banks of chambers. A double loading rammer is located beneath the barrel. The barrel pivots to fire either the outside or the inside bank of chambers. Design attributed to Fordyce Beals and possibly manufactured by Remington.
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    That's pretty neat. Doesn't say what caliber it is, but it looks like a .22.
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    Interesting...must be one of them 'movie' guns...you know, the ones that can fire a couple of dozen times without a reload...
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    I never thought of a revolver as being more low capacity the 1911's: a 6 shot 44 special vs a 7 shot 45 acp ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    I never thought of a revolver as being more low capacity the 1911's: a 6 shot 44 special vs a 7 shot 45 acp ??
    More along the lines of 6 shot vs 7+1
    The muzzle end of a .45 pretty much says, "Go Away" in every language.

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    They make those seven shot six shooters now at S&W.
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    Here's another
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    And I thought I was doing pretty well with my 9-shot Taurus 94.
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