KENTUCKY RIFLE PATCHBOXES, by Roy F. Chandler; James B. Whisker - 1992 [Vol 2, 1st Ed]


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Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes, Vol. 2

by Roy F. Chandler & James B. Whisker

The second volume of a fascinating history of rifles and the patterns and designs of their patchboxes. Varied, sometimes intricate, the patchboxes of these rifles are often beautiful pieces of art, not only decorating the rifle but also, and most importantly, tracing it back to its maker. Illustrated with black & white photographs, showing the patchboxes in detailed close-ups, complete with captions giving some biographical information on their gunsmiths, Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes: All New Volume 2 is based on the science of identification of the gunsmith at the origin of a rifle by the special pattern of its patchbox. Thorough and accurate, this presents itself as a true reference guide to rifles and their makers.  Approx. 226 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.

FIRST EDITION. Stated First Printing. Second volume. Illustrated with black & white photographs of patchboxes. Includes captions with biographical information on gunsmiths for each illustration.

Published by: Old Bedford Village Press, Bedford, PA, 1992.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition.

  • Volume displays minimal overall wear.
  • Black covers feature text in gilt on front and exhibit minimal edgewear, as well as barely perceptible rubbing on back. 
  • Upper corner of back board has a small white paint stain.
  • Spine features text in gilt with minimally softened ends.
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180425

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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: 1st Printing
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: History
Topic: Weapons
Publisher: James B. Whisker
Year Printed: 1992
Place of Publication: Bedford PA
Author: Chandler & Whisker
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