U.S. Military Flintlock Muskets and Their Bayonets 1790-1815
Peter A. Schmidt
Manufacturer part number: 1-931464-21-9
By far and away, the most useful reference ever produced on the Flintlock Military Muskets of the United States. Learn the correct, and incorrect, configurations for these historical longarms. Study the markings and inspection stamps that separate rare muskets from run-of-the-mill examples. Also included is surely the most in-depth explanation of the Federal System of manufacture ever to appear in print, including fascinating details about the inner workings of Springfield Armory and never-before-published histories of the many contractors who also made these guns. Based upon decades of research at the National Archives, this book will be followed up by a second volume covering the years 1816 through 1863. 431pp.