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CAPABILITIES OF REVOLVER SHOOTING. At Nunhead, the other day, Mr. Ira Paine, the skilful American pistol shot, gave a demonstration of what may be done by the best modern military re- volvers. The United States cavalry are armed with a revolver 7^ inches in the barrel, of "450 gauge, firing a charge of 40 grains of powder and 200 of lead, and effective for aiming at a single man at 100 yards, while at a body of men it would pour in a destructive fire at from 200 to 400 yards. This is the heaviest charge of powder used in a revolver, but none of the makers of the Continent use less than 35 grains, with bullets varying from 200 to 250 grains. Our own service revolvers use some 13 grains and some 18 grains, with a bullet 265 grains in weight, propelled with so low a velocity that the minimum of shock is produced on the person shot. The object of the demonstration was to show the power and accuracy of the American revolver at long range. Mr. Ira Paine began by practice at 12 yards with the Colt 450 army pistols firing Boxer cartridges, 18 grains of powder, 205 lead. Fifty shots were fired at a 4in. bull, and Mrs. Paine showed her confidence in her husband's skill by steadying the corner of the target, which swayed about so by the wind as to dimi- nish the area of the bull's-eye, the whole passing through the 4in. circle, two only of the bullets cutting partly through the circumference. With the United States frontier or cavalry pistol, with 40 grains of powder and 210 of lead, 25 rounds were fired at the same range, all being bull's-eyes but three, of which one was barely ^in. clear of the circum- ference and the other two 1 in. each. Trying next at 25 yards range, with the Colt 5in. barrel, 450 army pistol, and the Boxer, 18 grains and 2G5 grains charge, 25 rounds were fired, of which 18 were through the 4in. bull, those outside forming a parallelogram of 5in. by 4Jin. With the frontier pistol and the heavy 2 charge, at 100 yards, the first or trial shot was llin. to the left of a bull's-eye 2ft. high by 9tft. wide, the next shot was close to the bull, and the other four were well within the bull, so that every shot would have struck the body of a man of ordinary size. Six shots were next fired at 100 yards on an iron target, more to show the force with which this heavy charge pro- pels the bullet than for accuracy; but every shot would again have struck a man fairly in the body, while the force of compact shattered the bullets into fragments.

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