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Here is the complete story of Colt's first large frame double action revolver, the Model of 1878. This revolver was designed as the double action version of Colt's famed Single Action Army revolver and shared much of its history. The Model 1878 saw action on America's frontier and throughout the world until production ceased in 1905.
Major sections of the book cover history and development, physical characteristics, and an indepth study of each of the 13 calibers with complete production figures for both standard and engraved revolvers. These detailed figures are broken down by caliber/barrel length/finish and type of stocks. Included is a comprehensive study of Omnipotent marked revolvers, Canadian Militia issues, revolvers in British calibers and the Model 1902 designed for the Philippine Constabulary. Numerous color and half tone photographs illustrate the text.
While dedicated to the Model 1878 revolver, the text includes a wealth of information of general interest to all collectors of Colt revolvers manufactured from the early 1870's to 1905. There is something in this book for everyone.
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Don Wilkerson is a well known historian and author in the field of Colt firearms. His books have been noted for their accuracy and comprehensive attention to detail. His straight forward style of writing has been enjoyed by experienced collectors and novice alike.
He was born in Cordell, Oklahoma in 1938 and graduated from the University of Tulsa. After graduation he spent the next six years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Texas, Alaska, Greenland and Viet Nam. He joined Northwest Airlines in 1967 and retired after 31 1/2 years as a commercial airline pilot.
He is a life member and Past President of the Colt Collectors Association, a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors, a member of the Texas Gun Collectors Association, Colorado Gun Collectors Association, Collectors Arms Dealers Association and an Endowment member of the National Rifle Association.Review:
"Absolutely the best body of work on any specific gun I have ever seen to date. The history, formatting, photography and layout in general is just exceptional." -- Pete Kok
"Another great book from the Wilkersons. Congratulations." -- Rutgers Book Center
"One of the finest firearms research efforts ever -- not limited just to Colt books." (Tom Mintner
"Your detailed research and presentation is top notch and serves a real need" -- C. Kenneth Moore, author of numerous books on Colt revolvers
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Book Description Don and Carol Wilkerson, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110961787643
Book Description Don and Carol Wilkerson, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 428 pages. 11.30x8.90x1.20 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0961787643
Book Description Don and Carol Wilkerson, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0961787643
Book Description Don and Carol Wilkerson, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0961787643