A History of Early Percussion Firearms Ignition from Forsyth to Winchester [.44/40 ]
By:- Lewis Winant
Published by Bonanza Books (1959) First Edition
Hard back book with dust jacket in generally very good condition – slight tears to dust jacket
292 pages with many b&w photographs
Over two hundred and thirty illustrations of percussion firearms, parts, patents, and cartridges – from some of the finest collections here and abroad – are pictured in this comprehensive study of early percussion firearms. In this fascinating and definitive book, filled with gun lore and history, the author begins with the amateur scientist-clergyman Alexander Forsyth, who was the first person to conceive the idea of igniting gunpowder by means of striking a priming fulminate mixture.