A work of this nature is most valuable to shooters beginning to explore the replica percussion revolvers. This is particularly true since the owner's manuals that come with the handguns are written by non-shooters, often suffer in translation and very frequently are so generic that they do not really pertain to the specific gun purchased. Mr. Morgan wrote this book to present the basic information needed by inexperienced pre-cartridge revolver shooters and it meets this goal most admirably. Handling, routine maintenance, repair and modification receive comprehensive treatment and there are sufficient historical datum and cultural vignettes to place the various handguns in the proper temporal context and provide the reader with a rich source of entertainment.
The photography is first rate, supporting the procedures under discussion and presenting a number of rare and historically significant revolvers not often seen in publication.
Quality writing and excellent production values recommend this book to beginning caplock revolver shooters and more seasoned veterans of the various activities that employ them.