THE FABRICATION OF SMALL ARMS FOR THE U.S. SERVICE:
Ordnance Memoranda No.22 |
by Lt. Col. Jas G. Benton.
Place Published: New York
Publish Date: 1992
Edition: Reprint of 1878
Description: Prepared under the direction of Chief of Ordnance of the U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Stephen V. Benet, this book covers .45 caliber firearms Springfield Trapdoor, Cadet Rifle, Officer’s Rifle, Carbine, Colt Single Action Army and Smith & Wesson Schofield revolvers. It also covers swords and sabers of the period. Gives parts lists for each gun listed, plus detailed drawings of all parts and accoutrements. A 25 page Appendix in the back of the book is a collection of drawings of the machinery necessary to build a .45/70 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle. Other plates show cut away views of packing crates for the Trapdoor, both SAA and Schofield revolvers and the swords. Line drawings of all the swords and sabers are the last pages.270 pages. Illustrated..
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