Hardcover. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 244 pages. 1.919. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The history of American firearms is inseparable from the history of the United States, for firearms have played crucial roles in the nation’s founding, westward expansion, and industrial, economic, and cultural development. This history unfolds in compelling words and images in A Legacy in Arms, a volume that draws upon the collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to trace the business and art of gun making from the early national period to the turn of the twentieth century. With more than 200 images—almost all in full color—A Legacy in Arms not only documents the inspiration and innovation of arms makers from individual artisans to mass producers, but also describes the development of decorative expression in the gun maker’s art.
In an account both entertaining and enlightening, Richard C. Rattenbury details the development of commercial arms making, from the genesis of the Kentucky rifle to the arms of such iconic manufacturers as Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Sharps, Marlin, and Winchester. Into this narrative he weaves the particulars of design evolution and the impact of mass production via the “American System.” The accompanying photographs and illustrations stand as eloquent testimony to the range and richness of the gun maker's craft—and its rightful place in the story of American industry and culture.
About the Author:
Richard C. Rattenbury earned a B.A. degree in history from Texas Christian University and an M.A. in museum studies from Texas Tech University. Rattenbury formerly held curatorial positions with the Winchester Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, and with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas. He has served as curator of history at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum since 1987 and is the author of Hunting the American West, The Art of American Arms Makers, and Packing Iron: Gunleather of the Frontier West. Richard resides with his wife, Suzette, in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Title: A Legacy in Arms: American Firearm ...
Book Condition: New
Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 21675926-n
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Minor shelf wear/soiling. Seller Inventory # mon0001646634
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press 12/1/2014, 2014. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. A Legacy in Arms: American Firearm Manufacture, Design, and Artistry, 18001900. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780806144771
Book Description Univ of Oklahoma Pr, 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780806144771
Book Description Univ of Oklahoma Pr, 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780806144771
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001009358
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0806144777 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # DTH-S-9780806144771
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0806144777
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press 2014-12-01, Norman, Oklahoma, 2014. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780806144771
Book Description UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PR, 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780806144771