U.S. Military Arms Inspector Marks
Anthony C. Daum and Charles W. Pate
Manufacturer part number: 9781931464772
Your key to understanding and assessing the originality of American military rifles, swords, pistols, muskets, carbines, revolvers, and more! A collector's guide to the inspection marks found on American firearms and edged weapons from 1795 1953 with detailed information about the inspectors and the weapons that bear their marks. This long-awaited guide by two of the world's most respected arms researchers is an alphabetically arranged catalog of the identified inspectors' marks that are found on military weapons made for United States forces from the beginning of the system through World War II and its aftermath. Collectors are well aware that these marks are crucial to properly identifying and determining the originality of a wide range of U.S. martial arms, whether they were made at armories or by contractors and that much of the information that has been available up until now was frustratingly incomplete or even flat-out wrong. Amazingly useful, this guide is sure to become an indispensable 'go to' reference for all military arms enthusiasts. 240pp.