The History of the 450 Adams Revolver Cartridge
The 450 Adams was an early black powder revolver cartridge that fired a 225-grain bullet at 650 feet per second and generated 245 foot-pounds of muzzle energy.
Abigail used her letter to appeal to ethics; her statement clearly asserted that her son owes his existence to protecting others’ liberties.
Early Life and Education
John Adams was born to a comfortable but not wealthy New England family in Braintree, Massachusetts on October 30, 1735. His father, an influential member of the Congregational Church known for farming and shoemaking, made a living through these activities. John had an affinity for hunting and fishing and would frequently skip school to spend his time hunting or fishing instead; yet his father insisted upon him attending school so he could ultimately become a minister himself.
At graduation from college, he embarked on his legal career. Although initially successful, it took some time before his practice flourished fully; during this time he met Abigail Smith (daughter of a Congregational minister in nearby Weymouth).
Marriage took place between these two in 1764; although not at first sight, they quickly developed an intimate bond.
Adams began his professional writing and editing career for trade magazines. Later he joined several newspapers covering City Hall, police, courthouse and local courthouse beats before transitioning into state government reporting with Great Falls Tribune in Montana.
After an impressive amateur career, Cianciarulo transitioned to professional riding in 2014. His first year was marked by success – winning two 250SX main events and finishing in the top ten of every race during this campaign.
Retired in 2022 from command of USS Rhode Island (Blue), he served as Executive Officer on four strategic deterrent patrols and earned several prestigious awards including Battle Efficiency “E”, Omaha Trophy and two deckplate leadership awards. Subsequently he assumed command of USS Toledo (SSN 769) before becoming Program Manager for Warfare Requirements and Testing of Virginia Class Submarine Program within Office of Chief of Naval Operations.
Achievement and Honors
Adams has piloted over 100 aircraft types during his 32-year career. He holds competition aerobatic awards from Primary to Unlimited categories and was honored by the IAC with their Robert L. Heuer Judges Award for outstanding contributions as an aircraft competition judge.
He currently competes in regional IAC contests using a Pitts S-1C, earning himself the designation as an ALL TEN competitor and receiving the 2015 Kathy Jaffe Volunteer award for his coaching, mentoring and innovative ideas for improving aerobatics as a sport.
She currently represents indigent parents accused of child abuse or neglect with cases at the Center for Family Representation (CFR), as a fellow attorney with that organization’s goal to keep families together while decreasing time spent in foster care systems.
John Adams was raised in a religious family, with his father hoping that John would follow in his footsteps and become a clergyman. But John found he was more drawn to legal practice, where he excelled, than becoming one himself.
After graduating college, he quickly established his legal career in Massachusetts and soon had one of the busiest caseloads. He loved his work and often found himself out on trails with Cumberland Jack, his beloved pup.
The yellowing file contained original typewritten essays about the Smokies as well as handwritten bird migration lists compiled by Adams and Harry Ijams between 1920 and 1931. Also included were banding permits sent directly to USDA by Adams – as well as official Bird Migration Records sent directly by Adams himself.