A Guide to the Maynard Breechloader

by George J. Layman
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One of the most cherished single-shot breechloading arms of the last century was without question those of the Maynard family. From the Civil War until well in the the 1890's, this was one of the few firearms that spanned the percussion era into the period of the self-contained metallic cartridge.

The reader will note that emphasis is placed upon the Models 1873 and 1882, since during their production the Maynard won its greatest admiration from shooters. Maynard breechloading firearms, whether percussion or rim- and center-fire versions, were long considered "sleepers" among collectors. In spite of their somewhat quaint appearance when sided next to a Sharps or Remington Rolling Block, these fine little breachloaders have come into a class of their own. When the resurgence of black powder cartridge shooting. Maynards are once again winning matches on target ranges with identical precision performed a century or so ago. Softbound, 148 pages, illustrated.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Frontispiece
  • Dr. Edward Maynard - A Profile
  • Foreword
  • Chapter I The Early Patents of Dr. Maynard
  • Chapter II The Civil War & The Maynard Breechloader
  • Chapter III The 1873 & 1882 Models - The Pinnacle of Maynard Production
  • Chapter IV Maynard Shotguns
  • Chapter V Accessories & Options of the Maynard
  • Chapter VI The Maynard Cartridges - 1857-1890
  • Chapter VII Testimonials from Yesteryear
  • Chapter VIII Contemporary Observations on Collecting & Shooting the Maynard Breechloader
  • Chapter IX J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. Manufactured Maynard Breechloaders
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
  • Appendix D
  • Appendix E
  • Index

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