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by Per
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Adams revolver history and statistics
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Adams revolver history and statistics

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the tip, I will indeed check it out.

Best regards,
Per Øyvind
by Per
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: Adams revolver history and statistics
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Adams revolver history and statistics

A busy and long time since this newbie posted anything, but I do hope that this can make up for some of that. Since I started collecting Adams revolvers of all kinds, I have gradually gathered quite a bit of data on these and other British revolvers, which I would like to share with you. If successf...
by Per
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.
Replies: 15
Views: 11537

Re: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.

While writing the last post, I did not have the revolver at hand. However, I have at this time the revolver in front of me, and may complete the data collection. I will mailthis to Bill directly as well, I just though that this might be interesting for others as well; I forgot to mention last time t...
by Per
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.
Replies: 15
Views: 11537

Re: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.

Unfortunately, I am unable at this time to accurately measure the chambers of my revolver (that is, I am still trying to find time to do this). However, a .390 round ball (being a true 80-bore), needs to be pushed with a ramrod down the cylinder, presenting some resistance. Also from this experience...
by Per
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.
Replies: 15
Views: 11537

Re: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.

Unfortunately, I do not own any original combustible cartridges myself, so I have to rely on images, as well as patent drawings... However, I think we should be able to agree on the fact that there were a number of patents covering combustible cartridges - both nitrated paper and different types of ...
by Per
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.
Replies: 15
Views: 11537

Re: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.

Thanks Duncan, I am glad for whatever assistance I may provide in clarifying the issues surrounding the use of the Adams vs. Colts. This is, in fact, one of my main entry-points regarding collecting firearms, and, at some point I even made a seminar series covering the main innovations related to re...
by Per
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.
Replies: 15
Views: 11537

Re: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.

Thank you for the warm welcome, Niner. I haven't tried the paper cartridge solution quite yet - but hope to have time to do so at some time... As far as I can recall, though, I would probably not consider the paper cartridge as a means to seal the chamber, as this paper was nitrated. With such cartr...
by Per
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Black Powder Firearms
Topic: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.
Replies: 15
Views: 11537

Re: ADAMS REVOLVER QUESTION.

As no replies have been posted for a year, it may be that this thread is inactive? I managed to acquire a 90 bore Adams about two and a half years ago, and have since asked the same questions regarding bore and chamber sizes. The chambers on my Adams are also very close to 80 bore,while the bore is,...