U.S. Model 1855 Series of Small Arms,
by John Willyard
Part Number: BOOK-US-M1855
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The Model 1855 series of small arms combined newly evolving technologies to create a miraculous new weapon for the United State that would remove the smooth-bored musket from the dominant position it held for so long. This hands-on guide used 580 color photographs to tell you the complete story of these intriguing arms, including all the markings and features that are so important to understand them. Hard bound 221 pages, color photos & illustrations, 8-3/4 x 11-1/4" format.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Chapter 1 Building Blocks of the New Improved Small Arms
  • Chapter 2 Combining New Technologies
  • Chapter 3 Springfield Model 1855 Rifle Carbine
  • Chapter 4 Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine
  • Chapter 5 Springfield Model 1855 Rifle Musket
  • Chapter 6 Harpers Ferry Model 1855 Rifled Musket
  • Chapter 7 Model 1855 Rifled Musket Socket Bayonet
  • Chapter 8 Harpers Ferry Model 1855 Rifle
  • Chapter 9 Harpers Ferry Model 1855 Sword Bayonet
  • Chapter 10 Springfield Model 1858 Cadet Rifle Musket
  • Chapter 11 Springfield Model 1858 Cadet Rifled Socket Bayonet
  • Chapter 12 Model 1855 Rifle Musket and Rifle Manufacturing and Quality Issues
  • Chapter 13 The Brown Raid and the Closing and Destruction of Harpers Ferry Armory
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
  • Appendix D
  • Appendix E
  • Appendix F
  • Endnotes
  • Index
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