9780486421612

Guns of the Old West An Illustrated Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486421612

  • ISBN10:

    0486421619

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-09-19
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Definitive, scrupulously researched work not only tells the dramatic story of shoulder arms, hand guns, percussion and cartridge weapons but also describes the hunters, settlers, peace officers, soldiers, range detectives, rustlers, and outlaws who used them. An invaluable guide for collectors, dealers, enthusiasts and students. 499 black-and-white illustrations. Bibliography. Index.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1(4)
How Guns Began
5(10)
The Kentucky Rifle and Pistol Head West
15(20)
Flintlock Pistols on the Frontier
35(16)
Musket, Rifle and Carbine: American Martial Shoulder Arms
51(30)
Pepperboxes: Percussion and Cartridge
81(20)
Pocket-sized Death: Development of the Famous Deringer
101(18)
The Voice of the Derringer: Imitations, Counterfeits, and Competitors of Deringer's Pocket Pistol
119(14)
Twilight of the Derringer: Breech-loading Cartridge Types; the Derringer in Transition
133(16)
Captain Walker's Gun-Hunt: Early Colt Revolvers
149(22)
Martial Percussion Hand Guns on the Frontier: U. S. Martial and Secondary Martial Pistols and American Martial Revolvers
171(20)
Johnny Kept His Gun: Confederate Firearms in the West
191(8)
Revolving Shoulder Arms and Related Weapons
199(10)
When the Colt Was King: The Immortal '72 Model Peacemaker and Others
209(32)
Gunsmoke over Powder River: The Winchester Rifle
241(14)
The Indian Campaigns: U. S. Martial Arms of the Post-Civil War Era
255(16)
Buffalo Guns and Hunters
271(8)
The Shotgun Guards the Stage
279(6)
The Guns of Teddy Roosevelt
285(8)
Bibliography 293(6)
Index 299

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