Rifles of the U.S. Army, 1861-1906

 
9781931464086: Rifles of the U.S. Army, 1861-1906

There have been several excellent books written about the manufacture of rifles for the U.S. Army from the time of the Civil War to the early 20th century. However, few of these books have focused upon what happened to these rifles after they were issued. This exciting new book by renowned authority John McAulay fills this gap. It gives the reader detailed coverage of the issue and actual field service of American'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, which are sure to thrill collectors and historians. One feature that all readers will value is the impressive number of historian 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 them men who fought with them (over 350 pictures & illustrations). Over 40 rifles covered, including: Austrian, Ballard, Chaffee-Reece M1882 Magazine, Colt M1855, Enfield Short Flintlock M1817 Contract, French / Belgian, Greene, Hall, Henry Repeating, Hotchkiss, Justice, Krag M1892, Krag M1896, Krag M1898, Lee, Merrill, Metcalfe Attachment, Percussion M1841, Percussion M1855, Remington M1863 Contract, Sharps, Spencer M1860 Repeating, Springfield Joslyn Springfield M1855, Springfield M1866, Springfield M1868, Springfield M1870, Springfield M1873, Springfield M1884, Springfield M1903, Springfield M1869, Cadet Springfield M1873 Cadet, Springfield M1884 Cadet, Springfield M1875 Officer's, Springfield M1880 Rod Bayonet, Springfield M1884 Rod Bayonet, Springfield-Remington Transformed, Springfield Sharps M1870, Target, Ward-Burton M1871, Winchester M1895

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The photographs...are so evocative that it is a pleasure just skimming through the pictures. --Arms & Armour Society Journal, December 2003

Over 40 rifles are covered...This book should be a must for anyone interested in the U.S. Army of this time frame. --Dale E. Biever

McAulay's works are models of multi-archival and multi-source research rendering them definitive in every way. --The Civil War Courier, April 2004

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McAulay, John D.
Published by Mowbray Publishing
ISBN 10: 1931464081 ISBN 13: 9781931464086
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mowbray Publishing. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. 280pp - Oversize BRAND NEW Laminated Hardcover - Over 300 Photos and Illustrations - Covers of 40 Rifles - There have been several excellent books written about the manufacture of rifles for the U.S. Army from the time of the Civil War to the early 20th century. However, few of these books have focused upon what happened to these rifles after they were issued. This exciting new book by renowned authority John McAulay fills this gap. It gives the reader detailed coverage of the issue and actual field service of American'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, which are sure to thrill collectors and historians. One feature that all readers will value is the impressive number of historian 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 them men who fought with them A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 621513

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McAulay, John D.
Published by Mowbray Publishing (2003)
ISBN 10: 1931464081 ISBN 13: 9781931464086
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BSG BOOKS
(Covington, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mowbray Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition.. 2003, First Edition, 279 pages. Pictorial hardcover published without a dust jacket. Covers over forty (40) rifles. ". 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." Includes lots of historical photographs taken during the Civil War, the Mexican War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, etc. New. Bookseller Inventory # 2840

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John D. McAulay
Published by Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc. (2003)
ISBN 10: 1931464081 ISBN 13: 9781931464086
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1931464081

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John D. McAulay
Published by Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc. (2003)
ISBN 10: 1931464081 ISBN 13: 9781931464086
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1931464081

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John D. McAulay
Published by Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc (2003)
ISBN 10: 1931464081 ISBN 13: 9781931464086
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111931464081

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McAulay, John D.
Published by Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 10: 1931464081 ISBN 13: 9781931464086
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1931464081 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0817649

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds