During the American Civil War, the cap and ball revolver was the assault weapon of the day.
When they were all loaded up, cap and ball revolvers offered six shots, a vast improvement over the single shot rifles of the day.
The Remington 1858 revolver was on top of its game back then, and now it’s virtually a relic. See it in action as hickok45 gives it a whirl.
The 1858 Remington cap and ball black powder revolver of the American Civil War era was the fastest shooter around.
It was what some would now call the assault weapon of the day. With 6 quick shots over the old single shot firearms it was the best up close and concealable gun.
Hickok 45 shoots a replica Model 1858 Remington made by Navy Arms.
Dirty, smoky and full of belching fire it is quite a sight to see. Technology has come a long way with smokeless powders but the old smoke belchers are still a blast to shoot.