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Rifles Of The US Army


Rifles Of The US Army

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There have been several excellent books written about the manufacture of rifles for the U.S. Army from the time of the Civil War to the early 20th century. However, few of these books have focused upon what happened to these rifles after they were issued. This exciting new book by renowned authority John McAulay fills this gap. It gives the reader detailed coverage of the issue and actual field service of American’s fighting rifles, both in peacetime and in war, including their military service with the infantry, artillery, cavalry and engineers. Calling upon his thousands of hours of research in the National Archives and elsewhere, the author will show you how these rifles fared in field tests, what their strengths and failings were, which units carried them and how they performed in battle. When possible, actual serial numbers and other exciting details have been included, which are sure to thrill collectors and historians. One feature that all readers will value is the impressive number of historian photos, taken during the Civil War, the Mexican War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection and more, showing these rifles in the hands of them men who fought with them (over 350 pictures & illustrations). Over 40 rifles covered, including: Austrian, Ballard, Chaffee-Reece M1882 Magazine, Colt M1855, Enfield Short Flintlock M1817 Contract, French / Belgian, Greene, Hall, Henry Repeating, Hotchkiss, Justice, Krag M1892, Krag M1896, Krag M1898, Lee, Merrill, Metcalfe Attachment, Percussion M1841, Percussion M1855, Remington M1863 Contract, Sharps, Spencer M1860 Repeating, Springfield Joslyn Springfield M1855, Springfield M1866, Springfield M1868, Springfield M1870, Springfield M1873, Springfield M1884, Springfield M1903, Springfield M1869, Cadet Springfield M1873 Cadet, Springfield M1884 Cadet, Springfield M1875 Officer’s, Springfield M1880 Rod Bayonet, Springfield M1884 Rod Bayonet, Springfield-Remington Transformed, Springfield Sharps M1870, Target, Ward-Burton M1871, Winchester M1895