Wide open plains, saloons, gun fights, and train robberies; there was something about the Old West that captured the interests of Americans from its first inception on the big screen. Here at The Possible Shop, we carry authentic Muzzleloading, Rifles, Pistols, and a large variety of Cap & Ball Pistols, along with, a large selection of shooting supplies for collectors, history buffs, and Old West enthusiasts. Our guns are all working productions, crafted to be historically accurate.
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Samuel Colt patented the first commercial firearm employing a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers aligned with a single stationary barrel in February 1836. The ”Paterson” a 5 shot revolver in .28 caliber, was the first, with a .36 caliber model following a year later. Beginning in 1847 Samuel Colt brought the percussion pistol (Cap & Ball) into the fullness of its development. Colt produced a wide variety of black powder Cap & Ball revolvers between 1847 and 1873. They included the 1847 Walker, the First, Second, and Third Model Dragoons, the 1862 Pocket Police, the 1848 Baby Dragoon, the 1865 Pocket Navy, the 1860 Army, and the 1851 and 1861 Navy’s
Around 1725 / 1750 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania immigrant craftsmen from Germany designed a light, slender, accurate and graceful long rifle. It was the first truly American made firearm and became to be known as the Kentucky Rifle.
This rifle became the primary weapon of the frontiersmen in the wilds of Tennessee and Kentucky. The Kentucky Rifle was considered to be a necessity by frontiersmen, and most frontier families owned one. Rifle shooting was a way of life on the great American frontier.