THE LONGRIFLES OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, Richard F. Rosenberger & Charles Kaufmann -1993
The Longrifles of Western Pennsylvania, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties
by Richard F. Rosenberger & Charles Kaufmann
Beautifully illustrated and thoroughly documented, here is a fascinating history of longrifles and their makers. Complete with maps, newspaper articles of the time, and photographs of the various types of rifles, this book offers ample proof of the unrivalled skill and artistry of Western Pennsylvania gunmakers. Unmatched in the making of what was the finest rifle in the world for over a century, the American longrifle, or Kentucky rifle, these gunsmiths designed their unique rifles to help the frontier family survive in the wilderness. The volume includes a history of the longrifle, an introduction to its manufacture and use, biographies of the most important gunmakers and detailed description of the most known varieties of guns with close-ups showing the very fine detail on some rifles. A valuable reference not only on weapons, but also on American history. 139 pages. 11.25 x 9.25 inches.
Lavishly illustrated with black & white and full-color photographs. Descriptions of fifty-eight longrifles and pistols. Includes a history of the longrifle, an introduction to its manufacture and use in Western Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, and biographies of all major gunmakers.
Presumed First Edition. Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 1993.
Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with NEAR FINE DJ.
- ISBN: 0822937271
- Volume is in near fine condition showing minimal wear to covers and interior.
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- DJ is in great condition, and exhibits indentation on lower left corner of front, corresponding with indentation on board underneath.
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