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Firing the Ugly Civil War Savage Navy Percussion Revolver [VIDEO]

During the Civil War, there were major firearms advancements.

The strange-looking Savage Navy percussion revolver was among those inventions.

Watch all about this ugly duckling and see it fired on the range.

Well, the Savage Navy percussion revolver will never win any beauty pageants. It has the looks that only its inventor could love. It is an interesting step in the evolution of the modern double-action revolver.

This ugly duckling of the cap and ball revolver world has some great features. This transition revolver has two “triggers.”

One lever moves the cylinder and the other is the actual trigger. It is neither a single-action revolver nor a true double-action revolver.

The Savage Navy percussion revolver might be ugly but it sure can shoot.

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Firing the Ugly Civil War Savage Navy Percussion Revolver [VIDEO]