Colt Percussion Revolvers

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Jim Supica discusses the evolution of these fascinating guns. The director of the NRA National Firearms Museum joins John Popp to talk about the development of the Colt percussion revolver through American history beginning with the small, fragile Patterson to the .40 caliber Navy model that would inspire some of the most commonly-used guns among police, military and civilians 100 years later. Supica brings several samples from the National Firearms Museum exhibits to illustrate. Originally aired on 5/7/2009.

Season 11