Looking at some really cool vintage pistols we start seeing an odd trend in modern single shot target guns. Colt Camp Perry, 22lr DA revolver style frame with a flat “cylinder” S&W Single Shot Target, 22lr, DA revolver style frame with a flat “cylinder” Ruger Hawkeye Pistol, .256winmag, DA revolver style frame with a flat “cylinder” Later S&W Single Shot Straight Line pistol, totally different gun akin to the Colt twist barrel Derringer’s At the time that these pistols were made, they were novelty guns purposely built to achieve a higher level of accuracy than a typical revolver would allow, but S&W and Colt already had a standing history with single action revolvers and could easily have produced a single action revolver variant which would have been simpler and cheaper. Why not? Especially Colt who had tons of leftover parts that they were looking for something to turn them into. And I find it ironic that S&W were facing criticism of the single shot target hammer arc which led to the straight line model and they looked no further than a Colt product in the Moore derringer for inspiration and now its a highly collectible gun.