U.S. Model 1861 Springfield Rifle-Musket 2nd Edition
James B. Whisker, Daniel D. Hartzler & Larry W. Yantz
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This expanded second edition contains 660 B&W photographs and illustrations of guns plus detailed text. Dr. Whisker's photography is known for it's clarity in showing inspector and manufacturers marks. The 20 different contract barrel eagles will enable the reader to determine if their rifle-musket has all original parts or is a less valuable composite gun. It is the standard reference on the basic infantry arm of the Union Army during the Civil War. This edition also contains a 90-page bonus section of secondary martial arms including several that have never been published. Even if a collector has the first edition, they will want a copy of this greatly improved second edition. Printing is limited to 750 copies. 284pp.