Cover of the book American Military Shoulder Arms (Vol.2) (1790 to the last Flintlocks)
American Military Shoulder Arms (Vol.2) (1790 to the last Flintlocks)
By:   Moller
Price:   $ 95.00
Book Description: 
American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume II: From the 1790s to the End of the Flintlock Period - George Moller (American Society of Arms Collectors)

Covers the shoulder arms produced by the national armories (Springfield & Harpers Ferry) and under federal contract (1790-1845) / flintlock period...arms used by the U.S. Military / same period. This information, interwoven with military, political, economic, and social factors, results in new and better definitions and a clearer understanding of the arms historical context. Though this work focuses on military flintlock shoulder arms, details on the federal government's procurement of arms for Indians during rapidly changing military policies of the period is also included.

American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume II, contains more than three hundred photographs. As with the previous volume, Volume II is written primarily for students of arms, but also contains material of interest to historians, museum specialists, collectors, and dealers of antique arms.

Book was originally published in 1993, went out of print and has been selling in the $500-$750 range on the USED and OUT OF PRINT market. Now reprinted by the original publisher from the original plates. Exact same book except in soft cover. ONLY (150) reprinted (this is an extremely limited printing). Don't miss out before these go UP too. This IS the DEFINATIVE reference on these longarms of this period.

556 pages, 365 photos, 8.5x11, S/C.

2011, University of New Mexico Press