The Historic Henry Rifle: Oliver Winchester's Famous Civil War Repeater

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It was perhaps the most important firearm of its era. Tested and proved in the fiery crucible of the Civil War, the Henry Rifle became the forerunner of the famous line of Winchester Repeating Rifles that "Won the West." To the amazed muzzleloader-armed Confederates who had to face this deadly "sixteen shooter," it was "that damned Yankee rifle that was loaded on Sunday and fired all week." Here is the fascinating story of this rifle and its battle history, all illustrated with wonderful photographs, including a large color section.

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Wiley Sword is one of the most beloved authors writing about the Civil War today. His many books, including "Shiloh: Bloody April" and "The Confederacy's Last Hurrah", have earned him a well deserved reputation for detailed scholarship that reads like an adventure story.

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This is the most useful book on Henry rifles yet to appear. Well illustrated, and with extensive serial number listings, it's a valuable reference for collectors, dealers, and devotees of Civil War history. --Larry S. Sterett

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