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The Fabrication of Small Arms for the United States Service, 1878

Brig. Gen. Stephen V. Benet | Lt. Col. James G. Benton | Capt. J. E. Greer

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The Fabrication of Small Arms for the United States Service, 1878

307 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Over 85 Illustrations- most of the machinery used to make the weapons.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 307
  • The Fabrication of Small Arms 1878
  • Springfield Rifle and Carbine .45
  • Springfield Cadet Rifle
  • Colt Army Revolver
  • Smith & Wesson Schofield Revolvers
  • Ordance Memoranda No. 22
  • Brig. Gen. Stephen V. Benet, Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army, James G. Benton, Brevet Colonel, U.S. Army and Capt. J. E. Greer, First. Lt. D.A. Lyle, Master. Armorer E. S. Allin
  • Small Arms
  • Nomanclature
  • Noanclature Springfield Rifle .45
  • Springfield Rifle and Carbine
  • Colt Army Revolver
  • Breech Loading System
  • Firing Pins
  • Cam Latch
  • Springs
  • Main Spring
  • Parts
  • Screws and Placement
  • Description and Placement of Parts
  • Table of Iron and Steel Parts
  • Straightening
  • Proving
  • Grinding
  • Milling
  • Burring Sockets
  • Tempering
  • Sights
  • But Plate Screws
  • Manufacture of Carbine and Rifle
  • Bayonet and Clasp
  • Cam Latch
  • Ejector Stud
  • Extractor
  • Base Spring
  • Swivels and Pins
  • Case Hardening
  • Inspection of the Revolver
  • Revolver Dissassembley and Assembly
  • Gauges for the Colt Revolver
  • Dimensions and parts of the Colt Revolver
  • Spart Parts
  • List of Parts of 1000 Colts approved 1875 March
  • Illustration of internal parts of the Colt Army Revolver
  • Groove Depth of the Colt
  • Loading the Revolver
  • Schofield Smith and Wesson Revolvers
  • Barrels
  • Hammer
  • Trigger
  • Tumbler
  • Assembly
  • Inspection of arms
  • Locks
  • Stocks
  • Appendages
  • Inspection of Barrels
  • List of Verifying Gauges Springfield Rifle and Carbine
  • Order of Dissembly
  • Difficulties and Solutions
  • Cleaning
  • Nomanclature of the Schofield Revolver
  • Spare Parts of the Smith & Wesson
  • Assembley and trouble shooting the Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacture of Swords and Sabers
  • Scabbards
  • Swords and Sabers
  • Steel Bayonets
  • Proof of the Bayonet, Saber and Sword
  • Calvary Sabers
  • Cleaning Sabers and Swords
  • Illustration 30+ machinery to manufacture weapons