Beaumont-Adams Revolver

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Creation: 1856

The Beaumont-Adams revolver is a muzzle-loading, double-action, percussion revolver created by the London firm of Deane, Adams and Deane from 1856 to 1880. Over 250,000 revolvers were produced, many being sold to firms in the United States. Both sides used them during the Civil War, particularly the Confederacy, which bought large numbers of them early in the conflict. Revolvers such as this one would have been available to Frank and Jesse James as they fought for the Confederacy in Missouri with Quantrill’s Raiders.

Title

Beaumont-Adams Revolver

Date

Creation: 1856

Description

The Beaumont-Adams revolver is a muzzle-loading, double-action, percussion revolver created by the London firm of Deane, Adams and Deane from 1856 to 1880. Over 250,000 revolvers were produced, many being sold to firms in the United States. Both sides used them during the Civil War, particularly the Confederacy, which bought large numbers of them early in the conflict. Revolvers such as this one would have been available to Frank and Jesse James as they fought for the Confederacy in Missouri with Quantrill’s Raiders.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Revolvers (firearms)

Source

MSS0413, James G. Stahlman Papers, Memorabilia

Files

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Citation

“Beaumont-Adams Revolver,” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/768.