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Posted: January 24, 2009 06:14 pm
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Posted: February 27, 2010 11:48 am
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According to "Istoria militară a poporului român" (1987), during Alexandru Ioan Cuza’s reign Romanian army (the lancers/cavalry) was issued, among other weapons, with “6 rounds French model 1864 revolvers”.

Does anybody know what type of revolvers were those (percussion, paper cartridge)? And more broadly, what is in fact a “percussion revolver”? Is it loading from the front of the cylinder, like the muskets, or “the normal way” (making for example a parallel with Dyrese or Chassepot paper cartridge breach-loading and firing mechanisms)?

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Posted: March 04, 2010 06:27 pm
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Posted: March 04, 2010 06:29 pm
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Try to put this question on 6dorobanti forum, there I know were some discussion about subject and there are some specialists in romanian army armament issue.
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Posted: March 04, 2010 07:04 pm
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you would load the charge directly into the drum, though laterally, not through the muzzle. each chamber would have a percussion hat which would ignite the charge.
loading a percussion revolver is quite time consuming, therefore more than one would be carried. i heared of US cavalry carrying 5-6 revolvers each.
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Posted: March 05, 2010 11:39 am
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Posted: April 08, 2010 01:42 pm
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It is the pinfire model 1854 Lefaucheux revolver, no cap and ball or other systems.It was one of the most modern revolvers of that era, due the self-contained metallic cartridge, wich made reloading very easy.


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