America was slow overall to get away from the old Thumb Buster, I always thought it was neat that the Colt Model P soldiered on into the 1890s and beyond in military service before we adopted DA revolvers. Most European armies had gone with DA revolvers in the early 1870s. We just love our SA Colts in America.A lot of the pepperboxes were double action.
I've always wondered why it took the revolver companies in America such a long time to sell the double action revolvers?
Yah, there were a few on the market like the Mass. Arms Co's Adams Patent revolver and the Starr Arms Co's D.A, 1858 revolver but none of them sold like the single action Colt's.