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T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« on: Mon,PM,22,53 »
There were two models of the Cofer revolver made.  The 1st Model was a cartridge gun that used a bored through cylinder with a cap that used a copper case with a percussion cap.  Think of an R&D cylinder with the firing pins removed and a hole in the cap for the percussion cap to stick through

1st Model Cofer


1st model Cofer cartridges


The second model Cofer was a .36 caliber C&B revolver that looked a lot like the Spiller & Burr and Whitney revolvers; only with a spur triggger instead of a trigger guard.  Supposedly, 85 of these were sold to the 5th VA Cavalry.
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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #1 on: Tue,AM,05,55 »
Those cartridges are ingenious.  I'd never even heard of these before, thanks for posting!
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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #2 on: Tue,AM,06,26 »
nor i!! great post
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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #3 on: Mon,AM,00,30 »
This would be a cool pistol to make a replica of. The C&B that is. The cartridge model would have too many liability problems.
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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #4 on: Mon,AM,04,15 »
Thanks, never heard of that one..

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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #5 on: Mon,AM,09,44 »
Very cool Thanks Mr Fingers! Are there any of them around or are they long gone?
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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #6 on: Mon,AM,11,38 »
Very cool Thanks Mr Fingers! Are there any of them around or are they long gone?

There are a few in collections and museums; but I have no idea how many.

I'd love to have one myself.  Closest you could come easily would be modifying a whitney to add the spur trigger. 
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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #7 on: Sat,AM,01,15 »
Hmmmmmm, where to find a couple of Whitney's.....
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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #8 on: Sat,PM,14,57 »
So could they reload the cartridges in the field between engagements?  Seems like if it's a percussion cap attached to the case it could be reloaded fairly easily during a lull and then the cylinder could be popped out and reloaded quickly in an emergency (I assume the cylinder drops out like a Remington, not being able to see the right side).  Then again, I don't know if copper stands up to multiple firings without swelling too big to chamber easily. 

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Re: T.W. Cofer Revolvers
« Reply #9 on: Sat,PM,16,44 »
Me too. I have at least 25 different American makes of percussion revolvers on my site and I don't have this one
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