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Old 04-04-2021, 11:27 AM
Heinz Heinz is offline
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Originally Posted by rockquarry View Post
Those that handload ammunition are an incredibly small faction among those that shoot. It would appear that this faction would have been even smaller in the late 1800s due to the inconvenience of the process, especially considering an unsettled and wandering lifestyle.
For most of the 1800s cartridges were not an option. Folks were used to muzzleloaders and marvelling at the convenience of the cap lock. Anyone who shot an 1860 Colt army or a 36 Colt Navy knew the basics of handloading. Convenience was having more than one shot. I have a 31 Colt revolver that was used by a Hazard County Kentucky deputy sheriff well into the 1920s.
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