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Shooting an Original Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver Serial # 138466

These images were made using a high-end Sony Video Cam, capable of very high shutter speeds.

Army 138466 was loaded with round lead balls, over 25 grains of 3FG Black Powder.

Colt 1860 Army in Flame

These images were featured in an article, In the Blink of an Eye: The PercussionIgnition Sequence in Civil War .44s in Man at Arms vol.25 #24, 2003

The article used modern technology to address period issues regarding the cylinder/barrel gap in percussion revolvers.