US M1878 Double Action Revolver

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A popular handgun of The Spanish-American War (1896-1898), The Colt 1878 was a Double-Action revolver. Originally chambered for the .45 caliber semi-jacketed lead round, other versions included Models from .32 to .44 caliber. Capable of firing 6 shot up to 150 yards, it was the standard issue for Officers, Cavalry and Artillerymen during The Spanish-American War. The weapon was also somewhat popular with many American Lawmen as well as Outlaws.