By George D. Moller
These twenty-five years have been a thrilling time within the historical past of shoulder hands. throughout the 1840s, just a handful of yank brands have been able to generating major amounts of hands having absolutely interchangeable parts. by way of the early 1850s, at the very least one enterprise was once generating rifles with shut adequate tolerances to be thought of totally interchangeable. and due to the discovery of the increasing bullet, rifled hands should be utilized by an army's complete infantry. For the 1st time, line infantry have been built with fingers in a position to swift reloading and of always hitting a man-sized objective at distances as nice as 300 yards.
Like the 1st volumes of yankee army Shoulder hands, this exhaustive reference paintings can be a needs to for severe hands creditors, purchasers, and museum specialists.
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George D. Moller is the writer of a number of books on army shoulder arms.
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American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume III: Flintlock Alterations and Muzzleloading Percussion Shoulder Arms, 1840-1865 by George D. Moller