Watch: Colt 1855 10 Gauge Revolving Shotguns

   02.22.18

Watch: Colt 1855 10 Gauge Revolving Shotguns

I have always had a penchant for long guns that are also revolvers. I can’t explain it, but there it is. So when I saw this video from Ian of Forgotten Weapons, I knew it was gonna be for me.

Although the video contains two guns, the one being auctioned at the time was sold by Rock Island Auction Co. for $4,313 back in 2015. It’s a whopping 10 gauge, with a five-shot cylinder. Oh, and it’s a front-stuffer, so it’s loaded much like a cap & ball percussion revolver.

I kinda like that this system, being used on black powder guns, places the hand and the cylinder stop behind the cylinder in the frame. This helps mitigate the intrusion of black powder fouling into the workings of the gun.

I like it. Do you?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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