Subsequently, the Maynard design made an easy transition from using a percussion cap-fired brass cartridge to modern fixed ammunition
and was considered a highly desirable target and sporting rifle from 1870 through the 1890s.
52 caliber Spencer copper-cased cartridge is shown only to illustrate the transition between combustible cartridges and the fixed ammunition
in use today.
When percussion revolvers were replaced by single action sixguns using fixed ammunition
such as the Colt Single Action the cylinder still had six chambers, however it could only be carried safely with the hammer down on an empty chamber.