The .58- and .50 Caliber Rifles and Carbines of the Springfield Armory, 1865-1872 (For Collector's Only) (English Edition)

The and Caliber Rifles and Carbines of the Springfield Armory For Collectors Only English Edition In the post Civil War years the U S Army found it imperative to change from muzzle loading percussion rifle muskets firing paper cartridges to breech loading rifles firing self contained metallic ca

    • Title: The .58- and .50 Caliber Rifles and Carbines of the Springfield Armory, 1865-1872 (For Collector's Only) (English Edition)
    • Author: Richard A. Hosmer
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    • Format: Ebook Kindle
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    • Publisher: North Cape Publications, Inc.
    • Release: 2011-09-26
    • Language: Anglais

In the post-Civil War years, the U.S. Army found it imperative to change from muzzle-loading percussion rifle muskets firing paper cartridges to breech-loading rifles firing self-contained metallic cartridges. Between 1865 and 1872 when the U.S. Model 1873 .45-70 Springfield rifle and carbine were adopted, the Ordnance Department developed and tested twenty arms, five rifles which were adopted by the U.S. Army and served for only one or two years, one by the U.S. Navy, four which were issued to military cadets at Annapolis. Seven more rifles and three carbines were subjected to intense field testing during years that saw some of the most intense fighting in the West.

Mr. Hosmer's book provides a detailed description of each rifle and carbine, including markings, finishes, and dimensions of all pertinent parts. Each firearm is summarized in a separate table to make identification and comparison easier. Additional tables list all markings, finishes, bayonets and accoutrements that were issued. The book is heavily illustrated with photos of the firearms and their accoutrements with emphasis on details.

The social and military considerations that led to the development and adoption of these arms are discussed. The pertinent individuals are identified and the parts they played are woven in the context of the times.

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