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Confederate Spiller & Burr Revolver (Presentation!)
Forgotten Weapons


Published on Mar 7, 2016
http://jamesdjulia.com/item/2210-391/

The Spiller & Burr was a copy of the 1854 Whitney revolver, made in .36 caliber under contract to the CSA. As with so many Confederate arms projects, many thousands were promised and only a small fraction actually delivered. The Whitney in particular suffered from a lack of suitable materials, with cylinders having to be made from twisted iron instead of proper steel.