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1898 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE & CARBINE & COLT PISTOL - ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT MANUAL REPRINT:  A quality reprint of the 1898 printing of the “DESCRIPTION AND RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SPRINGFIELD RIFLE, CARBINE AND ARMY RELVOVERS, CALIBER .45”, printed by the Washington Government Printing Office in 1898, this is an exact reprint of the last Ordnance Department manual that was issued to the soldiers to instruct them on the care of not only the standard issue Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifles and Carbines, but the Model 1875 Officers Rifle, the Model 1888 Ram Rod Bayonet Rifle, the Model 1873 Colt Single Action Revolver and the Model 1875 S&W Schofield Revolver as well.   

Printed on glossy paper as were the originals, this manual features 69 pages of text with numerous diagrams covering the parts, nomenclature and care of the weapons, and it also includes disassembly instructions and a detailed chapter on the ammunition in use at the time.   A very significant source of information, this manual is an excellent “must have” addition to your Indian War period library.   $20

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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