Cooper percussion revolver

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hrt4me

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Does anyone have a Cooper percussion revolver, either a .31 caliber Pocket or a .36 caliber Navy?
If so, then what do you think of its Double-Action trigger?
 

Stantheman86

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I read these were popular during the Civil War as guns purchased by US soldiers as personal carry guns, because they were cheaper than Colts.

I'm sure a few were carried by Officers.

I don't think Double Action was as big a draw as we think today, back then, but it's a selling feature and Cooper wanted to make $$ like every other gunmaker.

I'd imagine the DA mechanics were delicate like early Colt DA's but collectors seem to feel Cooper made a nice gun, comparable to a Colt. They were probably popular like the Manhattan Arms guns as something to carry around town or keep under the bed. $15 was a lot for a Colt if you could get a "knockoff" for $7 that did the same job.

I'd be a little afraid of the DA being out of time and capping one off out of battery.
 
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