The 'Cowboy Load' - in the Wild West, it was most common for 6-shot revolvers to only be loaded with 5 rounds. A live bullet in the chamber below the hammer of a 19th century single-action revolver can be set off with a sharp knock, hence it was not desirable to carry one fully loaded en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Pablo Picasso always carried a revolver loaded with blanks, which he would use to shoot at people who questioned him about the meaning of his paintings. huffpost.com/entry/pablo-…
Pablo Picasso carried around a revolver loaded with blanks, which he used to shoot at people who asked about the meaning behind his paintings huffingtonpost.ca/entry/p…
In 1969 the Rolling Stones hired the Hell's Angels to provide security for their gig at the Altamont Free Concert for a fee of $500 worth of beer. A man by the name of Meredith Hunter Jr. drew a revolver at the stage and was stabbed and kicked to death by the Hell's Angels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Samuel Colt financed his invention and development of the revolver handgun by performing laughing gas demonstrations across the United States and Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Wyatt Earp was embarrassed in 1876 when, while sitting with friends in a saloon, his revolver fell out of its holster and fired when it hit the floor. Forty years later, he asked the author of his upcoming biography to leave out "the little affray with the chair". tactical-life.com/firearm…
While waiting for filming to resume on Cover Up (1985), actor Jon-Erik Hexum played Russian roulette with a .44 Magnum revolver loaded with a blank. The blast fractured his skull and caused massive cerebral hemorrhaging when bone fragments were forced through his brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
The First Person to Cycle Around the Globe, Thomas Stevens, did it on a Penny Farthing, Between 1884 and 1886, Packing only Socks, a Spare Shirt, a Revolver, and a Raincoat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
"Red Dead Redemption 2" is actually the 3rd game in the "Red Dead" series, and the original "Red Dead Revolver" was considered to be a successor to Capcom's "Gun.smoke" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
In the 1880s the Germans created a 100 function multi tool similar to a "Swiss Army Knife" including a 5 shot revolver. canyouactually.com/the-cr…
Samuel Colt, famous for producing the revolver,originally created underwater mines. They were highly effective, however John Quincy Adams scuttled the project as "not fair and honest warfare" and termed the Colt mine an "unchristian contraption." So Colt returned his attentions to guns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Big Wreck singer Ian Thornley turned down fronting Velvet Revolver because their manager ask him to put down the guitar. guitarworld.com/features/…
At one point, the Beatles album "Revolver" was going to be named "After Geography", a pun on the Rolling Stones album "Aftermath". rollingstone.com/music/mu…
The Colt Walker revolver was the world's most powerful repeating handgun from 1847 until the .357 magnum cartridge was invented in 1934. It was designed to be able to kill an enemy's horse in one shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Pablo Picasso carried a revolver loaded with blanks, which he would shot at people who asked about the meaning of his paintings. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/p…
In Houston, Texas, a 19-year-old man named Rashaad died attempting to play Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol instead of a revolver. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
In 1882, a man named James Alexander Williams patented a new type of mousetrap. It was basically a regular mousetrap with a revolver pistol on the end. guns.com/news/2014/01/25/…
The slogan of the revolver Colt used to be "God created men, Colt made them equal..." pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamer…
Charles J. Guiteau, the assassin of former U.S. President James A. Garfield, specifically chose to use a revolver with an ivory handle because he wanted it to look good as a museum exhibit after the assassination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
During Charles Manson's trial, the judge began carrying a revolver under his robe after Manson charged at him with a pencil. content.time.com/time/nat…
The Beatles's album "Revolver" was named after the literal motion of a record playing, NOT after the handgun as many believe it to be. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Phil Spector repeatedly pointed loaded guns at Leonard Cohen while producing one of his albums. At one point Spector shoved a revolver into his neck while holding a bottle of kosher red wine and said, β€˜Leonard, I love you.’ Leonard Cohen responded by saying β€˜I hope you do, Phil.' cohencentric.com/2016/05/…
Nikola Tesla hated to touch other people's hair and stated in his biography " I would not touch the hair of other people except, perhaps, at the point of a revolver." teslasautobiography.com/m…
When Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill, the gun he carried was a .38 Colt revolver salvaged from the wreck of the USS Maine. The USS Maine exploded outside Havana in early 1898 and the pistol was given to him by his brother-in-law. historynewsnetwork.org/ar…
Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm revolver. He walked home, saw doctors but there was no surgeon to remove the bullet. The doctors left him alone smoking his pipe in his room. He died at 37 of infection two days later and his last words were "The sadness will last forever" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
The Beatles album, 'Revolver' was almost named 'After Geography' (credits to Ringo), to contrast with the Rolling Stones album, 'Aftermath'. rollingstone.com/music/fe…
A man flipped off a woman while entering a freeway, and proceeded to have his middle finger shot off by her with a .357-caliber revolver. deseretnews.com/article/6…
President James A. Garfield's killer Charles J. Guiteau bought a revolver with an Ivory grip over a cheaper wooden grip because he thought it would look better as a museum piece after the Assassination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
Today I learned of Johnathan R Davis who, in a well documented incident, single-handedly killed 11 armed bandits who ambushed him in 1854. He killed 7 while dual-wielding revolvers, and then finished the remaining 4 with a Bowie knife. He sustained only 2 slight flesh wounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun…
The 45 caliber Colt 1911 was adopted because the issued 38 caliber revolvers couldn't stop the Moro guerillas the US Army was fighting in the Philippines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M19…
Late 1930’s Colt 38 revolver was equipped with built-in camera that took a photo when ever the pistol was fired photo-history.org/this-re…
Today I learned of the LeMat 9-shot revolver produced between 1856 and 1865 which can also shoot a central buckshot cartridge by flipping a lever connected to the firing hammer. A version of this weapon can be seen sported by Ed Harris' character in the new HBO Westworld series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeM…
Charles Guiteau chose an ivory handled revolver to shoot President Garfield because he wanted it to look nice when it was put on display in a museum after he used it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President James A. Garfield, chose a .442 caliber British Bulldog revolver with an ivory handle because he thought it would look good in a museum exhibit after the assassination. The revolver has since been lost and its whereabouts are unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
A man flipped off a woman while entering a Utah Freeway, and proceeded to have his middle finger shot off by her with a .357-caliber revolver deseretnews.com/article/6…
In the early 1900s French gangsters used a weapon called an Apache Revolver that functioned as a revolver, a knife, and brass knuckles weapons.about.com/od/curi…
A tremendous amount of gas comes out the side of a Revolver but not a semi-auto. I learned this by shooting both underwater and filming with a high speed camera. youtube.com/watch?v=_eUlp…
That, in Russian Roulette, a properly lubricated and maintained revolver has a higher chance of not firing the bullet, because gravity pulls the loaded chamber down, if it is allowed to stop on its own. wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia…
During the filming of "The Wild Bunch", Sam Peckinpah wasn't happy with gunfire effects because they were "unreal". In the end, he became angry and took a revolver and shot at a nearby wall, saying: "That's what I want". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Police SWAT sniper Mike Plumb managed to shoot a revolver out of a suicidal person's hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sni…
In 1966 Playboy sent a black journalist to interview George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party. "He took out a pearl-handled revolver, placed it pointedly on the arm of his chair, sat back and spoke for the first time: 'I'm ready if you are.'" skrewdriver.org/rockw1.ht…
Compressed gas comes out the side of a revolver when you shoot and can damage/remove your fingers. guns.com/2011/05/07/mind-…
French gangsters in the early 1900s used a weapon that functioned as a revolver, a knife, and brass knuckles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apa…
Sammy Davis Jr. was an accomplished fast-draw shooter. Johnny Cash claimed that Davis could draw and fire a revolver in under a quarter of a second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In 1981 the RNC founded the National Ballot Security Task Force in New Jersey. The task force displayed revolvers and BSTF armbands, and blocked the way of voters in African-American and Hispanic areas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
In 1974 Christine Chubbuck, a 29-year-old news presenter, announced "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, we bring you another first – an attempted suicide." She then shot herself in the head with a revolver on live television. vimeo.com/45732760
In 1980, a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle and five revolvers broke into a TV station in Ohio, took the newsroom hostage and forced a reporter to interview him. youtube.com/watch?v=cXZAs…
In the 1911 Paris to Madrid air race, one competitor was attacked by an eagle and was forced to use a revolver to defend himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
Serial killer Robert Pickton fashioned a dildo to the barrel of a .22 caliber revolver to act as a makeshift silencer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Budd Dwyer, Treasurer of Pennsylvania, after being convicted of accepting a bribe, called a news conference the day before his sentencing, where he killed himself in front of the gathered reporters with a .357 caliber revolver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
President Ford survived two assassination attempts in the same month. On Sept. 5, 1975, Lynette Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, fired a pistol at the president in a crowd in Sacramento, but Ford was unharmed. On Sept. 22, Sara Jane Moore pulled a revolver on Ford in San Francisco. timelines.latimes.com/us-…
David Campbell, leading a cavalry charge with lances in the opening days of the First World War, received a revolver wound in his leg, a lance wound in his shoulder, and a sword wound in his arm. He then told the doctor "I've just had the best quarter of an hour I've ever had in my life!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Harriet Tubman carried a revolver with her while traveling the Underground Railroad. If an escaped slave tried to turn back, she'd point the gun at them and threaten to shoot them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
A Japanese called "Yoshitomo Imura" created a 3D printed weapon, named "Zig zag revolver", and uploaded a video using it online. He was arrested for the video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zig…
In Paris in 1926 the Ukrainian Head of State was assassinated with 5 shots from a revolver in broad daylight. The policeman who witnessed the crime walked over to the gunman, saying quietly "Is that enough?". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
Victoria cross recipient Charles Smith Rutherford, single-handedly took 45 German soldiers prisoner. After calmly drawing his revolver he managed to convince the enemy that they were surrounded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
President Garfield's assassin bought the gun he thought would look the best in a museum.The revolver was recovered and even photographed by the Smithsonian in the early 1900s but has since been lost. murderpedia.org/male.G/g/…
Vincent van Gogh shot himself with a revolver during the afternoon and passed out. Revived by the coolness of the evening, he then returned to the inn with bullet still in his chest. webexhibits.org/vangogh/l…
During World War II a British officer captured two Italian tanks using only his revolver but was wounded while attempting to capture a third. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Today I learned of the Swiss mini gun, the world's smallest working revolver, forbidden in the US due to its ease of concealment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
Patric Zimmerman, the voice of Elroy Jetson in the Jetsons movie, was also the voice of Revolver Ocelot in the original MGS en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
In 1931, after Texas Rangers barricaded a bridge spanning the TX-OK border, Oklahoma Gov. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray appeared at the site armed with a revolver, backed by the Okla. National Guard, to reopen the bridge. The bloodless "Red River Bridge War" even got the attention of Adolf Hitler. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Ronald Reagan, when he was President of the United States, carried a .38 revolver in his briefcase range365.com/reagan-carri…
In 1938 a revolver-camera was invented to take a picture just as the trigger was pulled. petapixel.com/2011/05/19/…
The first aerial dogfight of WW1 was fought between a Serbian reconnaissance and Austro-Hungarian airplane and a single revolver. Shortly after this, all planes were equipped with machine guns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 1992, a judge in Florida responded to a handcuffed defendant's threat by pulling a .38-caliber revolver out of his robe, placed one bullet inside, & told the defendant to "go ahead and take your best shot." apnewsarchive.com/1992/Ju…
Charles Guiteau chose an ivory handled revolver to shoot President Garfield because he wanted it to look nice when it was put on display in a museum after he used it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
On December 19, 1854 a gold rush prospector, Captain Jonathan R. Davis, single-handedly fought off a band of fourteen murdering outlaws. Armed with two Colt revolvers and a Bowie knife he stood his ground, killing eleven of the attackers, while sustaining only superficial wounds himself. jcs-group.com/oldwest/pis…
Picasso would carry a revolver loaded with blanks that he would shoot at people who struck him as overly dull.

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The Millcreek Mall in Erie, PA is shaped like a revolver, was rumored to be built by the Mafia, and is pointed toward City Hall. wikimapia.org/46948/Millc…
French thugs used a weapon that served as a revolver, a knife, and brass knuckles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apa…
Loaded revolvers to ward off robbers were standard fare in New Zealand banks until the mid 1970s. bnzheritage.co.nz/archive…
In 1909 W. B. McCarty invented a circular revolver that loaded bullets with a spinning wheel built into a curved handle. forgottenweapons.com/w-b-…
The man who killed John Wilkes Booth, Boston Corbett became an assistant doorkeeper and feeling discriminated chased officers with a revolver, he was sent to an insane Asylum but escaped on horse back and after staying with his friend he left and was never seen again. en.m.wikipedia.org/?title…
The LeMat Revolver of the Civil War era came with a secondary barrel that fired buckshot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeM…
After being shot twice at point blank range with a revolver, Henry Clay Frick survived and proceeded to attack his assailant with the help of some employees. He had a doctor remove the bullets and he resumed his work day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Credit Bureaus now classify consumers as "transactors" or "revolvers" lowcards.com/credit-burea…
On January 22, 1987 – Pennsylvania politician shot and killed himself with a revolver during a televised press conference after being found guilty on charges of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Russian Roulette was first played in 1917 by the Russian Officers to gain back their respect from the Allied armies. They would suddenly pull out their revolver remove a cartridge, spin the cylinder and pull the trigger. monlegionnaire.files.word…
Revolvers almost never have safety catches blog.utting.org/2010/08/2…
The cavity magnetron used to power microwave ovens has cavity shapes that originally resembled a revolver barrel. The earliest models were actually cut using a Colt jig. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cav…
The world's oldest revolver (with revolving barrel) is from 1597 youtube.com/watch?v=cdlec…
In the 1980s the Soviets developed a prototype laser pistol for use by cosmonauts, as well as a laser revolver. They were designed to disable optical sensors on enemy spacecraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
Today I learned about the Medusa Model 47 Revolver: A revolver that can fire 25 different types of cartridges including .38/9mm/.357 kitsune.addr.com/Firearms…
There was a 20-shot revolver militaryfactory.com/small…
Helga Estby walked from Spokane, WA to New York with a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and a curling iron. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
WWI pilots, forbidden to fly with parachutes because it might inspire cowardice, often carried service revolvers to ensure a quick death rather than burning alive in the cockpits. books.google.com.au/books…
Wyatt Earp once tracked down and tried to kill Henry Kowalski (a lawyer who went against him court). While holding a revolver to Kowalski's face in the back of a restaurant, and telling him why he must die: Kowalski fell asleep and Earp left, frustrated. query.nytimes.com/mem/arc…
King Louis XIII of France was an avid gun collector and included in his arsenal a sword-pistol and an early revolver by a Russian gunsmith. metmuseum.org/pubs/journa…
When Bob Ford told the wife of Jesse James -- as she hovered over her husbands body -- that his revolver had accidentally gone off she stated: "Yes, I guess it went off on purpose." historynet.com/jesse-jame…
A revolver cannot be silenced due to gas escaping through a gap between the barrel and the revolving cylinder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev…
The game "Red Dead Revolver", the predecessor to Red Dead Redemption, was originally to be developed by Capcom and was going to have supernatural elements such as a character who could fly. reddead.wikia.com/wiki/Re…
The official newspaper of the Vatican voted the Beatles' "Revolver" album the best pop album of all time nytimes.com/2010/02/15/ar…
One of the oldest soldiers in World War II was Admiral Walter Cowan, a veteran of the Boer War. When he was captured at Bir Hakeim, he was armed only with a revolver, attacking the crew of a disabled Italian tank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
In 1998, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots (and Velvet Revolver) was caught in Manhattan buying heroin, dressed like a pimp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
West German Police officers were issued two cartridges per year for their Webley Revolvers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web…

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