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Frontier Pistols and Revolvers (The World of Arms)

Welcome back. For this episode, we’re back in the big library. Look at that, I got two of these books. Fact, fantasy, emotional factors in, no, the inner personality of… Psychiatry, nightmare, dreamscapes, how things work…

I like this. Frontier Pistols and Revolvers. This is for all your gun fanatics out there. Let’s do a little research on some old guns.

All right. We got firearms in American history, Samara Colt and the modern revolver. Sorry. So you guys can see me. All right. The Civil War, boxed and engraved, armed Smith and Wesson, the Colt Peacemaker and his competitors at the card table, the dawn of modern firearm…

This [inaudible 00:01:47] book is actually really interesting. Well everybody knows what Smith and Wesson is. So let’s, no. This is difficult. I should be live so you guys could help me. I want to read the card table and the Colt Peacemaker, and… I want to read all of them as a matter of fact. Yeah, we’re going to go ahead and go with Smith and Wesson. Everyone knows what Smith and Wesson is.

68. Oh yeah. Look at these pictures here. Here let me show you. This is Civil War. We’ll go, flip through them. Yeah, it’s 68.

All right. Put you back where you can see me. Working in manufacturing… All right. So a little history of Smith and Wesson. Working in the Robbins and Lawrence Cannon Factory in Windsor, Vermont. There were two gunsmith, Horace Smith, 1808 to 1893, and Daniel B. Wesson, 1825 to 1906. There are two names appeared together for the first time on February 14th, 1854 on a patent for a repeating revolver, the Volcanic.

On June 20th, 1854, the Smith and Wesson company was founded and began production of this pistol. It was a financial disaster however, and the two inventors ended up selling off the patents and their machinery, but they had other plans in mind and they were already working towards a release of a truly revolutionary revolver. In 1857, the year the great Sam Colt legal monopoly was due to expire. In August of 1854, they registered a patent on a small metal case cartridge, inspired by the work of Frenchmen, Flobert. It was the birth of the modern rimfire cartridge. Okay.

And then, like I said, we’re getting close to the five minutes. So I won’t… But there are some great pictures in here. Let me show you this real quick. I mean, obviously I’ll go through and show more pictures and things on the longer version, but I’m trying to keep these to five minutes. So I hope I sparked your interest on a little bit of Smith and Wesson and the volcanic repeating pistol. Here we go. So this is the pistol that in 1851, they patented. Manufactured by Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, Connecticut. They manufactured 3000 of them. Damn. Self-propelling.

Yeah. So we’re at the five minute mark. If you want to hear more then, again, like, share, give me a comment, if you want to learn more about this book, if you’re interested in it and yeah, this is really interesting. Here I’ll show you it real quick. Like there’s just four more. Wow. They got a whole bunch of… Yeah… Hold on one second. Oh, wow, yeah. Yeah, look at these. I have to look at this. So yeah. Push the button, find the link wherever it is. And let’s go over this book, it’s really interesting. If you like guns. If you don’t like guns it’s not interesting, but I like Smith and Wesson and I like pistols, so it’s really interesting. I like this. I like that one. All right? The way it’s made. I like that one too. Hold on. Wait, let me show you a little bit, going to be fast.

All right. So we’re going to go through each one of these guns. Right? Wow. Commercially, 70,000 contracted Russia from 1873 to 1878. Look at this one. No, it’s this one. Look at that. I had no idea. So we’re going to learn a lot about Smith and Wesson. I had no idea that they… Look at this, another commercially contracted to the Russian, the first model. Look at that. Well, obviously this is the first one. This is the second one. And this is the third one. Wow. They did 41,000 of these to Russia. All right. That’s very interesting. I can’t wait till we get into this. This is going to really be interested. Look at, there’s some more. Talking about Japan. Oh, I’m sorry. We’re over the five minute mark. I apologize. We’ll get into more of it, but down below.