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Famous firearms of the Old West : from Wild Bill Hickok's Colt revolvers to Geronimo's Winchester : twelve guns that shaped our history

Author: Hal Herring
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Famous Firearms of the Old West follows the life stories of a dozen pistols and rifles instrumental in shaping America's history -- using them as entrees into the lives of the shooters themselves ...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Herring
ISBN: 9780762745081 0762745088
OCLC Number: 213375870
Description: x, 189 pages, plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: John Brown's Sharps model 1850 sporting rifle --
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok's Colt model 1851 revolvers --
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Springfield model 1863 rifle --
Geronimo's Winchester model 1876 carbine --
Joseph Smith's Ethan Allen Dragoon model pepperbox pistol --
Chief Joseph's "surrender gun" model 1866 Winchester rifle --
Ned Christie's model 1873 Winchester rifle --
John Wesley Hardin's Colt double action revolvers model 1877 --
Tom Horn's Winchester model 1894 rifle --
William "Bill" Tilghman Jr.'s Colt single action Army revolvers --
Pancho Villa's Smith & Wesson model 3 American revolver --
Frank Hamer's Remington model 8 semi-auto.
Responsibility: Hal Herring.
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Famous Firearms of the Old West follows the life stories of a dozen pistols and rifles instrumental in shaping America's history -- using them as entrees into the lives of the shooters themselves ...

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