Image Not Available

Ordnance Memoranda No. 15. Report of the Board of Officers ( ) for the Purpose of Selecting a Breech-System for the Muskets and Carbines of the Military Service, together with their Report upon the Subject of Trowel-Bayonets: with an Appendix (.)

No Author Given

Published by Government printing Office, Washington DC, 1873
Condition: Poor Hardcover
From Mare Booksellers, IOBA (Dover, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since September 10, 2007

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 200.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Full title: Ordnance Memoranda No. 15. Report of the Board of Officers ( ) for the Purpose of Selecting a Breech-System for the Muskets and Carbines of the Military Service, together with their Report upon the Subject of Trowel-Bayonets: with an appendix, prepared by the recorder, giving a description of each of the inventions submitted, with a classified nomenclature of parts as exhibited in the detailed illustrations accompanying; to which is added the Report of a Board of Ordnance Officers on the Subject of the Proper Caliber for Small-Arms. Original cloth hard cover. 414 pages including index. With many fold out charts, drawings and diagrams in the rear, as well as several throughout the book. Black and white photos of various guns/rifles and their parts, labeled, also found throughout the book. An extensive look at various rifles and muskets tested and used by the US army, providing the results of their experiments and tests, as well as any commentary on the various weapons. Includes information on many gun inventions or innovations.Guns photographed include the Prusian Needle Carbine, Ward-Burton Magazine Musket, the German Mauser, Winchester Magazine Arm Repeater, the Russian Berdan, various Remington models, and many other more obscure names. Bookplate present stating "Compliments of the Chief of Ordnance US Army." Unfortunately the work is in POOR condition with heavy wear. Moderate to heavy fading, soiling, scuffing and other heavy wear to the covers. This includes a large tear in the cloth at the lower edge, with some missing, as well as a piece of the board beneath also missing. Minor staining also present to the covers. Interior suffers from moderate to heavy INSECT damage in the gutter of the first few pages, as well as the gutters and upper margin of the last few pages and ESPECIALLY the gutters of the fold out diagrams in the rear. This has resulted in severely weakening their integrity to the binding. Due to this, the charts have not been collated, as to handle them may cause some to detach. It is unsure if all are present, all though it appears that they are. Fortunately the text and photo section of the book has mostly escaped insect damage, the exception being the text and charts on pages 180 to 246, which suffer HEAVY INSECT damage to the fore edge margins, resulting in some loss of text/charts on those pages. The text is otherwise solid, with minor general soiling and foxing scattered throughout. Faint dampstaining affecting the first 100+ pages in the lower margin. Reading/reference copy useful for the photos and technical specifications given. As is in POOR condition. Bookseller Inventory # 003613

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Ordnance Memoranda No. 15. Report of the ...

Publisher: Government printing Office, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1873

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Poor

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Store Description

We are currently an online and catalog only business, seeking to provide unique antiquarian, rare, scholarly and collectible titles.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days. Business information:
Richard Erdmann/Mare Booksellers. 92...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. The vast majority of books we ship are shipped in boxes (small chapbooks/pamphlets usually shipped in cardboard reinforced envelopes). All books are shipped via MEDIA MAIL within the U.S. Delivery confirmation is included in the shipping cost. Insurance is extra and can be purchased upon request.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Money Order PayPal