History of handguns show
September 12, 2007 12:09 PM Subscribe
Help me figure out the TV show and episode I saw on the history of handguns (or specifically the revolver).
posted by doctorcurly to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I saw a show on the History Channel (or was it Discovery? A&E? They're all so alike these days) which traced the development of the handgun from early times to modern times. The part that I was most interested in was the discussion of a sort of early pepperbox style revolver which was actually invented and built in the early Renaissance. I distinctly remember this being a key part of the show, but I remember few details.
The episode included some footage of reenactors dressed up in period clothing, firing the various weapons.