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Custer's Revolver[edit]

In John E. Parsons (Copyright 1953) and John S. du Mont's Book "Firearms In The Custer Battle", I can read, page 17: "...Lieutenant Godfrey wrote: General Custer carried a Remington Sporting Rifle and two Bulldog, selfcocking, English, white-handled Pistols with a ring in the butt for a lanyard..." Page 20: "...Prior to 1876 there was a type of English pistol on the market known as Webley's Bulldog model...equipped with a ring in the butt.." This Webley was derived from the Webley Royal Irish Constabulary Revolver (RIC), issued 1868 in .450 calibre. Another English revolver in the Custer family was Tom Custers cased Galand & Somerville revolver, without a lanyard ring; this gun ist still existing. So I think that General Custer carried two Webley revolvers in the battle of the Little Bighorn. --hmaag (talk) 08:55, 11 September 2009 (UTC)