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Adams M 1868 Revolver Mk I / M 1872 Mk II / M 1872 Mk III

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    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii

    Adams M 1868 Mk I

    In 1851, the talented English gunsmith Robert Adams (Robert Adams) has patented a new design of self-cocking revolver capsule own design. In 1855, this revolver improved, the major change was the use of which the new trigger mechanism Frederick Beaumont, and adopted the British Army under the name «Beaumont-Adams Revolver».

    Adams Mk III
    Caliber, mm 11,43 (.450)
    Length mm 265
    Barrel length, mm 152
    Weight empty, kg 1.050
    drum count. cartridges 6

    However, by the time the days capsular weapons have already been considered, and in 1868 the brother of Robert Adams - John Adams (John Adams) offered his revolver under a unitary cartridge with black powder. This model became known designation Adams Mk I.

    Adams Revolver sample in 1868 was a version of the model peredelochny Adams M 1851.

    John Adams supplied his revolver drum new design, ramrod-ejector and the door for loading, thus turning capsule kaznozaryadnoe revolver. Whole frame, made integrally with an octagonal barrel, self-cocking trigger and grip were similar to those in the model 1851.

    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii

    Adams M 1868 Mk II.
    In contrast to the model Mk I Mk II frame model consisted of two parts.
    Arrows indicate the connection points of the upper frame with the lower part.
    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii
    Adams M 1868 Mk II
    (Charging door is open, the hammer is cocked)

    Adams Revolver sample 1868 had drum on five bolt and charging door on the right, which opened earlier. The lower part of the charging door leaf spring was fixed, screwed to the bottom of the box, the door is kept either in a closed or open position. Latch on the left side of the frame, prevents loss of ammunition, was inserted before the safety spring, which did not allow the trigger contact with the cartridge. For extraction cartridges from the drum under the barrel on the right side was located simple ramrod-extractor.

    In early 1872, John Adams proposed a modified version of the revolver sample in 1868, the design of which have been significant changes. This revolver was used new frame, the charging door, trigger mechanism, six-cylinder and improved extractor. The new model was designated Adams Mk II.

    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii

    Adams M 1868 Mk II

    From a technical standpoint revolver Adams M 1872 Mk II is a revolver with a frame consisting of two parts.

    Barrel octagonal rifled, is integrally formed with the upper part of the frame revolver.

    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii
    Adams M 1868 Mk II
    (Bottom)

    trunk in front of a tide rolling in the frame. At high tide, drilled a hole through which passes tightly fixed rod with a flat head at the forefront of serving the axis of the drum. On the right side of the bracket located tide retaining spring loaded extractor.

    smooth drum, with six of the bolt. Reloading the drum through the window on the right side of the weapon, which is in the normal position closes the door. Removal of spent cartridges sequentially using fixed gear extractor, located to the right and below the barrel, with the door open on the right side of the drum. Charging door opens to the side up.

    hammer-type firing mechanism of double action.

    Sights - fixed, the simplest type, consisting of front and rear sights, notched at the rear top of the frame.

    rounded trigger guard, trigger C-shaped.

    handle has a steel frame consists of a single piece of wood, cut a fine mesh. Bottom handle oval backplate with a ring for a safety strap.

    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii

    Adams M 1868 Mk III

    In the second half 1872, John Adams once again modified his revolver, replacing located right below the barrel and extractor extractor, were removed from the drum axis and rotating with muzzle-tube axis. This revolver was designated Adams Mk III and was adopted by the UK.

    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii
    Adams M 1868 Mk III
    (View on the extractor)

    Revolver Adams M 1872 Mk III was in service with the British Army and Navy, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was used in the Anglo-Zulu and in numerous colonial wars. Was widespread in the British colonies and was popular in other countries. He also was in demand and civilians, but, due to the large number of military orders, commercial weapons were produced very few.

    Production revolvers Adams Mk III sample was established in 1872 by «Adams Patent Small Arms Company», founded by John Adams and supplying the British armed forces until adopting the UK Revolver Enfield Mark I in 1880.

    revolver adams m 1868 mk i / m 1872 mk ii / m 1872 mk iii

    Adams M 1868 Mk III
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