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Dick Casull – Born

February 15, 2021

Richard J. “Dick” Casull
February 15, 1931 – May 6, 2018

Gunsmith and Wildcat Cartridge Developer
Creator of the .454 Casull cartridge & More..

1957 – .454 Casull cartridge
1966 – Casull Model 290
– 290-round detachable pan magazine
– MSRP $1060 !!
– only 87 manufactured
1967 – all production of Model 290 stopped
1970 – American-180, AM-180, or A180
– 177-round pan magazine
–  fires at 1200 rounds per minute
1971 – Casull developed a mini-revolver design
– Rocky Mountain Arms Corp
– RMAC of Salt Lake City, Utah
1975 – Rocky Mountain ceased operation
1978 – Casull became partners with Wayne Baker in Freedom Arms, based in Freedom, Wyoming
1983 – Freedom Arms Model 83, 5-shot prototypes on Ruger Super Blackhawk frames chambered in .454 Casull
1988 – Freedom Arms ended mini revolver production

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