New PDF release: American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume III: Flintlock

By George D. Moller

ISBN-10: 0826350011

ISBN-13: 9780826350015

This 3rd quantity in Moller's authoritative reference paintings describes muzzleloading percussion shoulder palms procured by way of the U.S. govt for factor to federal and country defense force within the interval that incorporates the Civil War.

These twenty-five years have been an exhilarating time within the historical past of shoulder palms. in the course of the 1840s, just a handful of yank brands have been able to generating major amounts of palms having totally interchangeable parts. by way of the early 1850s, no less than one company was once generating rifles with shut sufficient tolerances to be thought of totally interchangeable. and because of the discovery of the increasing bullet, rifled fingers might be utilized by an army's whole infantry. For the 1st time, line infantry have been outfitted with hands in a position to quick reloading and of continually hitting a man-sized goal at distances as nice as 300 yards.

Like the 1st volumes of yankee army Shoulder hands, this exhaustive reference paintings can be a needs to for critical hands creditors, purchasers, and museum specialists.

George D. Moller is the writer of a number of books on army shoulder arms.

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