Author: Jack Behn
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jan 2009
A historical look at the .45-70 cartridge & the firearms in which it was used. Features guns used in the late 1800s & t/out the Civil War. 25 B&W photos, 6x9 inches, 144 pgs.
From 1873 to 1898, the .45-70 was the official United States Army small arms cartridge. Gun makers developed new designs at a record pace to showcase the versatility of the cartridge for both military and sporting purposes. From the U.S. Springfield and Winchester to the Marlin and Ballard, firearms enthusiasts will discover a wealth of information pertaining to classic rifles and the cartridge that made them famous. The history of the .45-70 cartridge and the associations that surround it are sure to delight collectors and historians alike.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?As the day of the .45-70 recedes further into history, Jack Behn?s book will become firmly established in the literature of American firearms.? -- William B. Ruger, former president of Sturm, Ruger & Company
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jack Behn was an avid collector of firearms that used the .45-70 cartridge.