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Smith, Samuel E. and Bitter, Edwin W.

Published by Scalamandre Publications, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From BSG BOOKS (Covington, LA, U.S.A.)

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342 pages. The first book to show the evolutionary development of the American martial flintlock pistol and the sometimes related Kentucky pistol. 163 flintlock handguns used by Colonial, Continental, and United States Army, Navy, and Militia forces from the time of the French and Indian Wars through the Revolution and the War of 1812 to the Mexican War: Committee of Safety and other pre-Revolutionary pistols; Dragoon, Holster, and Horse Pistols; Harpers Ferry, Springfield, and Virginia Manufactory armory pistols; Kentucky pistols with martial use; Naval and ships pistols; Presentation pistols to Generals Badlam, Charles Lee, and Peter Muhlenberg, and to Commodore McDonough; John Hall breechloading flintlock pistols, the Peter Peloux three-shot flintlock, a pair of North duelling pistols, Harpers Ferry pattern pistols, and 25 different models by Simeon North, " The Connecticut Man" and first major American pistol maker. Accoutrements for the martial flintlock pistol; a numerical summary of the production of over 100,000 flintlock martial pistols in 75 years of American history; About 100 sets of initials of workers and inspectors of U.S. flintlock pistols from Epaphroditus Allils to Thomas Warner identified and dated. 55 named makers of flintlock pistols have their works identified and shown in detail; nearly 600 black and white photos show the guns top, bottom, front and back, with enlarged details of locks, proof and property marks, buttcaps,& sideplates. 15 full-color drawings by Charles Heston show famous pistols in rich detail. An excellent reference. Both the Book and the Dust Jacket are in Near Fine condition, showing only light use. The jacket is protected in a clear plastic cover. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 4902

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Publisher: Scalamandre Publications

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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