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Forehand Arms Company, An Illustrated History of the

Joseph T. Vorisek

Item #1304: $19.95
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Forehand Arms Company, An Illustrated History of the

194 pages, about 8 1/2" x 11" glossy soft-cover in full color. Reprinted with permission from Joe's estate. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated with photocopied images.

Has serial numbers, models, patents and advertisements. A really useful book for the collector. Forehand Arms, Forehand and Wadsworth. (Some of the rarest guns are depicted with low quality images).

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 194
  • A Short Illustrated History of The Forehand Arms Company (Forehand Arms, Forehand and Wadsworth )
  • By Joseph T. Vorisek
  • Allen & Wheelock et al
  • 1836 Ethan Allen
  • 1837 Allen & Thurber
  • Then Allen and Wheelock and then E. Allen Co.
  • Serial # of Allen and Wheelock
  • Illustrated Single Shot Pistols/Percussion With Dates of Mfg.
  • Illustrated Lip Fire Revolvers with Dates of Mfg.
  • Illustrated Single shot Pistols/Cartridge
  • Illustrated Rifles and Shotguns
  • Observed Specimens of Allen Wheelock and Allen & Thurber Guns
  • E. Allen and Co.
  • Ethan Allen had his two son in laws Sullivan Forehand and Henry Wadsworth join his partnership.
  • Lipfire Revolvers illustrated
  • Rifles, shotguns, pistols, Derringers, spur Trigger Illustrated
  • The Forehand & Wadsworth Company 1871
  • Wadsworth Died in 1890 and it Became Forehand Arms
  • Employees moved between H & R plant and the Forehand plant and many models look alike!
  • Spur Trigger Revolvers, Side Hammer Revolvers
  • Bulldog, Swamp Angel, Terror, New Empire, Alert, Russian Model Illustrated
  • List of trade Names
  • Solid Frame Double Action Revolvers
  • American and British Bulldog
  • Army Models by Forehand and Wadsworth
  • Serial #s of Models
  • Top Break Revolvers, Perfection, Bicycle
  • Serial numbers
  • Rifles and Shotguns ( dangerous today!)
  • "Devil Anse's Boy"
  • The Hatfield gun of McCoy and Hatfields
  • Ammunition Manufacturing
  • Cartridge Making Machinery
  • Whaling and Harpoon Bomb lance Gun
  • Molds for Hollow Projectiles
  • Patent Illustrations
  • Advertising of Forehand guns