Over 500 muskets, rifles, pistols, swords, bayonets, knives & other arms used by both sides in America's War for Independence. 1600 photos; 8.5x11 inches, 400 pgs.
The most extensive photographic collection of Revolutionary War weapons ever in one volume. More than 1600 photos of over 500 muskets, rifles, pistols, swords, bayonets, knives and other arms used by both sides in America's War for Independence. Featuring detailed views of Colonial, English and French weapons from private collections, most of which have never been in print.
Chapter 1: The Flintlock Evolves
Chapter 2: Weapons Determine the Tactics
Chapter 3: Smoothbore Shoulder Arms: Up Close by Volley
Chapter 4: Rifles: The Precision Weapon
Chapter 5: Pistols: One Shot, Man-to-Man
Chapter 6: Bayonets: The Moment of Truth
Chapter 7: Swords: Of Honor & Daring
Chapter 8: Polearms: Traditions of Rank & Content