Confederate Brass Pinfire Revolver,
Made by Confederate factories during the American Civil War, this interesting revolver is almost entirely made of brass. The reason for this was because the South was not as industrialized as the North, and lacked the skills and machinery to forge small iron parts. This was also confounded by the shortage of iron in the South due to Union blockades. Many arms makers attempted to produce pistols out of alternative metals such as brass. This example here is a 9mm pinfire revolver. Surviving brass Confederate revolvers today are very rare.
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