Reloading tools of the Black Powder Era 1850-1910 Volumes 1 & 2

Tom Rowe & Ed Curtis
Availability: In stock
SKU: 4665 4666
Manufacturer part number: 978-1-618501097

Volume 1

Prior to the mass distribution of self-contained metallic cartridges, reloading tools were an indispensable, if not essential part of the shooters equipment. This book is a visual and informational study of the wide variety of reloading tools manufactured by arms companies, individual gun-makers and firms devoted solely to the production of sportsman's accessories. Volume 1 is devoted to the products of the Ideal Manufacturing Company; the Bridgeport Gun Implement Company; those for Ballard and Marlin Rifles; D. Brown's Variform Reloader for the Bullard rifle;the Massachusetss Arms Company (Maynard rifles); J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company; and the Providence Arms & Tool Company. 314pp.

Volume 2

There has been a need for a thorough study of the various loading tools of the black powder and early smokeless powders era for rifles, shotgun tools will not be covered. While a book on the subject can never be complete and odd and unusual examples will continually appear, this book will cover most of what a collector will encounter. The leading experts in the various fields of tool collecting in the United States have been instrumental in correcting these books as they have developed as well as adding additional material and suggestions. This book started with the idea it would be one volume, plans change and the mass of important material dictated that two volumes were needed. Chapters include: Remington, Sharps, Smith & Wesson, Colt, Wesson / Whitney, Winchester, California, Small Makers, Military, Schuetzen, Unknown Examples. 312pp.

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Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
Size8 1/2" X 11"
CoverHardcover, Dust Jacket
GraphicsColor Photos