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Old May 31, 2012, 12:20 PM   #1
awaveritt
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Hatfields and McCoys, cap and ball,

Ok, just finished watching Hatfields and McCoys miniseries last night. Enjoyed all the cap n ball revolvers and early Henrys and Winchesters and Sharps. But in part 3, set in the late 1880's/early 1890's, some of the characters had switched to their Colt SAA's but a number of them were still totin' their venerable cap n balls, 1860/62 Army/Navy and Remingtons and such.

My question to you is, from a historic standpoint, how late in the century do you think the cap n balls became relics in the minds of the gun-totin' citizenry? Would they have still been in common use?

Subjective question, I know, but anyone have a sense of this?
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