By Charles Edward Chapel
Starting with an introductory bankruptcy at the origins of weapons and their earliest makes use of at the frontier, Chapel covers every little thing from muskets to rifles, pistols to revolvers, and shotguns to martial hands. 3 complete chapters are devoted to the increase and fall of the recognized Deringer pistol. And up to Guns of the outdated West is an encyclopedic reference guide, it’s additionally attention-grabbing ancient literature that frames the area within which those weapons have been used. Buffalo weapons and hunters are lined, besides martial hands of the post–Civil battle period. The gun choice of well-known collector and hunter President Theodore Roosevelt is given its personal chapter.
Illustrated with approximately 500 illustrations, in addition to vital paintings from the Western interval from artists corresponding to Frederic Remington, Guns of the previous West is an important paintings for gun creditors and American heritage enthusiasts.