The book "COLONEL COLT LONDON" by Joseph G. Rosa, 1976 (copy 229/1000) shows one squareback 1851 Colt and says it is "most unusual".Norinco said:Were any of the London Navies originally with squareback?
Before handicapping myself with a SB pistol I would try shooting small stuff with a revolver.Blizzard of 93 said:as the OP says the time is 1862. the big bore front stuffer was definitely more powerful then early breech-loaders (which were quicker reloading - for 'social purposes' as you aptly put it).
the smooth bore pistol would be my preference for takeing game and birds on the move, and yes I can shoot my Remmy and ROA well. the added logistical problem of carrying a bag of shot and wadding could be dealt with easily enough - mind that a pack animal or 2 would be taken.
BAH!! Don't bother, it'll never catch on! :grin:1911nutjob said:In the meantime I'd apply for a job at Hartford, and see if the Col. would be interested in MY brand new design, featuring a swinging link, tilting barrel, and bushing (along with this new-fangled brass cartridge). Came up with it all by meself. :grin: