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 Post subject: Regarding Revolvers…
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:13 am

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Ok, while doing research on an article I’m considering writing I re-introduced myself to the idea that revolver tech was not only in existence decades prior to the Civil War, but so were carbine and full smooth-bore and rifled long barreled “revolvers.” So, prior to the merging of WP’s Revolver and Pistol into Handguns, would revolver carbines and rifles be considered part of revolvers (as many of them used the exact same designs for the core, just adding a stock and longer barrels), rifles, or actually part of their own WP’s? And this is both on the modern AND their “Black powder” predecessors.

A good example of what I’m talking about is presented in the movie “3:10 to Yuma.” One of the bad guys I have read used a cartridge converted .44 1833 Army revolver with a full length targeting sight.

It might be surprising, but gun makers (both company and individual makers) are making carbines and rifles even today.

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There are reasons I tend to divide WPs into Handguns and Long Arms instead of Revolver, Pistol and Rifle. This is one of them.

For unmodified Palladium, I use WP Revolver to cover handgun style weapons with Rifle covering longer wWeapons with an attached stock.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:16 pm

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Maybe the WP Revolver can be turned into a weapons specialization instead of being a a WP.

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drewkitty ~..~ wrote:
Maybe the WP Revolver can be turned into a weapons specialization instead of being a a WP.

This. I would have a specific skill in revolvers be a weapon specialization such as those found in The Rifter issue #30... though I notice that those rules only cover melee weapons, bows and crossbows, there's no Firearms Speciality/Firearms Mastery.

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