The Kentucky Rifle,
by Captain John G. W. Dillin
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A well known book, first published in 1924, showing a variety of stock styles, carvings and patchboxes on 126 plates, all creating a desire for further research. This sixth edition retains the original text, with updated footnotes by Dr. George Shumway. Hard bound, with 202 pages, in 9 x 12" format.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 The Name Kentucky
  • Chapter 2 The Evolution of the American Rifle
  • Chapter 3 The Kentucky and Game
  • Chapter 4 The Rifle that was Needed
  • Chapter 5 Where and by Whom the Kentucky Rifle was Made
  • Chapter 6 Materials Used
  • Chapter 7 Characteristics of the Early Rifle
  • Chapter 8 Flintlock Rifle Barrels
  • Chapter 9 Who Rifled the Rifles
  • Chapter 10 The Pioneer and His Rifle
  • Chapter 11 Triggers and Sights of Flintlock Days
  • Chapter 12 Powder, Bullets, Velocities and Penetration
  • Chapter 13 The Flintlock as a Practical Arm
  • Chapter 14 The Rifle in the Revolution
  • Chapter 15 Powder Horns and Hunting Bags
  • Chapter 16 The Rifle and the Redskin
  • Chapter 17 Identification of Kentucky Rifles
  • Chapter 18 Spurious Kentuckys and Forgeries
  • Chapter 19 Reconditioning Flintlocks
  • Chapter 20 The Passing of the Kentucky Rifle

ISBN: 0-87387-072-7
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