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ARMS GAZETTE 1976 “GUNS OF THE HOSTILES” THREE PART ARTICLE -  ORIGINAL ISSUES – EXCELLENT COVERAGE OF INDIAN USED GUNS:  These three issues of the Arms Gazette Magazine were published in November and December of 1976 and January of 1977, featuring a detailed three part article by R. Stephen Dorsey entitled “GUNS OF THE HOSTILES”.   

Using the extensive Rock Island Arsenal collection of Indian used guns as the core of the article, Dorsey delves into the manner in which firearms came into the possession of the hostile tribes of the Great American West as they fought for their very survival in the years following the Civil War.   

As the story unfolds, Dorsey debunks many of the myths that continue to persist regarding the types of firearms used by the Indians, the marksmanship of both the soldiers and the Indians, and the characteristics of true Indian guns.  The article is well supplied with photographs of genuine Indian used guns of all types and makes, as well a considerable number of detailed photos showing features of particular interest.  The text is very informative and makes for an interesting read, as well as being a valuable reference to add to your library.  Dorsey drew from a number of primary period sources, to include numerous quotes from contemporary Ordnance Department correspondence.  This is an excellent reference for students of the firearms used in the American West by the Plains tribes.     

These editions are seldom available in the original printing unless discovered in old collection holdings, and as such, these issues are almost impossible to find on the loose.  These issues are complete and in excellent condition with no tears or excessive wear. SOLD



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