View Full Version : historical question- what was the biggest caliber cape and ball revolver

March 15, 2005, 08:13 AM
hi, my question is allready in the subject line.

March 15, 2005, 10:06 AM
flipping through a couple of reference books, I found a prototype Paterson in .53 caliber- circa 1833. It never went into production. Also found a Wesley-Richards .49 caliber.

I thought i would run across a .577 or two but don't remember if these were percussion or cartridge.

March 15, 2005, 10:09 AM
thanks for your answers, and yes there were two british 577 cal revolvers, the webley No1,and the revolver pryse, but they were alreadyy catridge firearms.