1875 US ARMY COLT AND S&W SCHOFIELD AND GATLING
GUN INSPECTORS GUIDE- ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT MANUAL
REPRINT: A quality reprint of the “RULES FOR
INSPECTION OF ARMY REVOLVERS AND GATLING GUNS”.
Prepared by Lt. Col. Benton, Commanding Officer of the
Springfield Armory, and dated 1875, this is an exact
reproduction of the service manual issued by the U.S.
Army to instruct sub-inspectors on the method and
process of inspecting the famous Colt Model 1873 SA
Pistol, the Model 1875 Smith and Wesson Schofield
Pistol, and the Colt Gatling Guns for acceptance into
the Ordnance Department inventory. The manual consists
of 28 pages of detailed, step by step instructions on
the inspection of each component and finish of each arm,
as well as several diagrams of the internal works of the
Gatling gun mechanism. This is an important addition to
the library of any serious student of the Indian Wars,
Springfield Arms, and the process of inspecting arms for
the US Army.