RIFLES OF THE U.S. ARMY, 1861-1906.

By: McAulay, John D.

Price: $45.00 USD

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Condition: Very Good+

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279 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(G)ives the reader detailed coverage of the issue and actual field service of America' s fighting rifles, both in peacetime and in war, including their military service with the infantry, artillery, cavalry and engineers. Calling upon his thousands of hours of research in the National Archives and elsewhere, the author will show you how these rifles fared in field tests, what their strengths and failings were, which units carried them and how they performed in battle. When possible, actual serial numbers and other exciting details have been included. One feature that all readers will value is the impressive number of historical photos, taken during the Civil War, the Mexican War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection and more, showing these rifles in the hands of the men who fought with them." Chapter headings: Breechloaders 1861-1865; Muzzleloaders 1861-1865; The Army's .50-70 Rifles 1866-1875; The Army's .45-70 Rifles 1874-1900; .45 Caliber Experimental Rifles and Attachments; The Army's .30 Caliber Rifles 1894-1906. Light cigarette odour. A minor bump at the top/bottom of the front hinge.