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Pistols & revolvers in the Crimean War & Indian Mutiny (Adams & Colt)

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A look at the use and effectiveness of revolvers and other types of pistol during the mid-19th century, specifically in the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny, which an original source reading of the ineffectiveness of one particular revolver.

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Indian Mutiny combat account and the weapons mentioned - Sabres, tulwars, carbines, rifles, pistols

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Published on Feb 14, 2017
Reciting an original close combat account with swords and firearms by Lieutenant de Kantzow, 9th Bengal Native Infantry, from the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Weapons featured are the 1853 pattern cavalry sword, an Indian tulwar, an 1845 pattern infantry officer's sword, an Indian cavalry carbine dated to 1859, an 1853 pattern Enfield rifled musket and bayonet, a French 0.72 single shot pistol, an English transitional revolver, a Beaumont-Adams revolver and a modern replica 1851 Colt London Navy by Uberti.
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Bhagat Singh’s gun that killed John Saunders, found after 90 years

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School students have a look at a pistol with which freedom fighter Bhagat Singh had shot British police office... Read MoreIndian Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh had killed British officer John Saunders on December 17, 1928. The pistol that Bhagat Singh had used to fire the bullet killing Saunders has found after 90 years.
Indian Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh had killed British officer John Saunders on December 17, 1928. The pistol that Bhagat Singh had used to fire the bullet killing Saunders has found after 90 years and half a century of being lost in a storeroom in CSWT museum. According to reports by ToI, the .32 mm Colt automatic was sitting on public display at the Reoti firing range of the Border Security Force in Indore on Tuesday. It must be noted that it was on this very day, February 15, 1931, that the Viceroy, Lord Irwin had rejected the final mercy petition filed by Congress President Madan Mohan Malviya.
According to reports, many people saw the gun placed in a glass case on…