Firearms of the American West, Vol. 2, 1866-1894

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Januar 1998



"For those with a fascination for firearms, this may represent the ultimate book on the American west". -- American RiflemanFirearms of the American West, 1866-1894 is a monumental work that offers both technical information on all of the important firearms used in the West during this period and a highly entertaining and informative history of how they were used, who used them, and why.With over five hundred photographs, this study is encyclopedic in its detail. Drawing on advertisements from newspapers, catalogues, and other primary sources, the authors discuss all the important military and civilian firearms used in the settling of the West, including rifles, shotguns, handguns, as well as the guns favored by the Native Americans.


Part I: Military Arms -- Long Arrms; Handguns. Psrt II: Civilian Arms -- Rifles; Shotguns; Handguns; Part III: Indian Arms -- Post-war Indian Guns.


After graduating from Western Michigan University, Louis A. Garavaglia served as an army lieutenant with a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) unit in Vietnam. Later he became an Assistant Technical Editor for the American Rifleman. He is now a mechanical designer in Melbourne, Florida, and on occasion still works as a freelance writer. Charles G. Worman is Fellow and Life Member of the Company of Military Historians and currently is the Curator at the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
EAN: 9780870814662
ISBN: 0870814664
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1998
Seitenanzahl: 413 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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