Guns of the Old West: An Illustrated Guide
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 and dealers, this classic reference will also appeal to Americana enthusiasts and students of the American Far West. 499 black-and-white illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Unabridged republication, originally published in 1961.
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Chapel's 1961 study profiles a wide range of firearms from early flint and matchlock guns that shooters could just about knock their own hats off with to Sharps rifles capable of taking game at 500 ... Read full review
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