The Colt Richards Conversion 1860 Army Revolver was a brilliant idea.
This meant that the old percussion revolvers now could shoot cartridges.
Watch this video by Ian from Forgotten Weapons to learn all about the Colt Richards Conversion 1860 Army Revolver.
While a competitor’s patent kept them from making cartridge revolvers, they found the next best thing. The Colt Richards Conversion turned this 1860 Army Revolver into a cartridge firing revolver. This conversion was also offered on other Colt percussion revolvers.
This was a fill-in until the Peacemaker was introduced in 1873. Where there is a will, there is a way, and this conversion paid Colt’s bills quite well.