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American Breech-Loading Small Arms 1872, Gatling Gun, Cartridges

Charles B. Norton

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American Breech-Loading Small Arms 1872, Gatling Gun, Cartridges

309 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. Fully Illustrated.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 309
  • American Breech-Loading Small Arms 1872
  • Charles B. Norton
  • CIIAPTER I.-EARLY INVENTIONS -
  • Opinion of Napoleon Ill -Early Breech-loaders -Hall's invention
  • ll-Breech-Ioaders in the War -Reports of War Department State
  • Reports .
  • CHAPTER II.-THE REMINGTON SYSTEM
  • First appearance -Use in Navy -st. Louis Board State of New
  • York -Austrian Tests -Denmark -England S-Greece
  • -Spain a-France -French Exposition -Dion Works
  • Description of System -Strength of System -Belgian Trial
  • -Targets -Pistol .
  • CHAPTER IIT.-THE PEABODY SYSTEM
  • Origin of Arm -St. Louis Board -Rommnia -Belgium
  • -Holland -Prussia l-Austria -New York -Connecticut
  • -Construction of Arm -Manual of Arm -Traansformation
  • {l-Martini's Infringement -Targets ll-Imprved .
  • CHAPTER IV.-THE WARD-BuRTON SYSTEM:
  • United States Report -New York trial -t. Louis Board Description
  • -English Small Arms Committee -Construction
  • l-United States Model -Dismounting .-Magazine Arm
  • l-Targets ..
  • CHAPTER V.-THE SPRINGFIELD SYSTEM -
  • Transformation {Il-Nomenclature -Directions for use .
  • CHAPTFR VI.-THE JOSLYN-ToMES SYSTEM:
  • First used in the War -Description l-United States trial -Range,
  • etc.,
  • CHAPTER VII.-THE BERDAN SYSTEM
  • Transformation -Russian Berdan tl-Description .
  • CHAPTER VIII.-SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS
  • Patents -New Pattern -Demand abroad -Dodge's Improvement
  • -Description -Targem .
  • CHAPTER IX.-THE WHITNEY SYSTEM-EARNEST SYSTEM
  • Eli Whitney l-The Whitneyville Armory -Safety and Simplicity
  • l-The Earnest System -Construction -Explanation of
  • Plates -Paper Cartridges -Application of Screw -Safety
  • -Disconnecting Hammer .
  • CHAPTER X.-V ARlOUS SYSTEMS
  • The Colt System -The Milbank System -The Spencer System
  • -The Maynard System -The Hammond System -The
  • Roberta' System -The Ball-Lamson System -The Broughton
  • System -The Meigs System .
  • CHAPTER XL-THE GATLING GUN
  • Origin of Invention -France -Indiana Report -Ordnance
  • Report -NavaJ Report -Description -Range Baden
  • trial -Advantages ~-English Report -Experimenm
  • -Targets -Directions -Camel Gun .
  • CHAPTER XII.-CARTRIDGES
  • Importance of -Centre-Fire ~Union Metallic Cartridge Company
  • -Berdan Central-Fire Cartridge -Patent -Rnssia
  • -:-Spain -Models -Loading Machine -Safety
  • -Boxer Cartridge -Danger of Boxer Cartridge -Daw's Central-
  • Fire Cartridge }-Cha.ssepot Cartridge -Needle Gnn Cartridge
  • :-The Meigs Cartridge -Reloading Cartridge Burton
  • Cartridge .
  • APPENDIX
  • W. C. Dodge's Letter -Adoption of AmeJ."ican Patents in England
  • -Gen. De Peyster's Letter -Ferguson' Rifle SOl}-Fel•guson's
  • Patent .