Rifles of Colonial America, Volume 1, 2nd Edition is an in-depth photographic study of longrifles and gunmaking in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and post-Revolutionary periods brought together many rifles with what was known about individual gunmakers and regional “schools” or styles of work. For each of the 92 rifles treated, there are ten or more detailed photographs. A description of each rifle accompanies the photographs, and many important dimensions are given. The text covers the complex subject of the evolution of the baroque and rococo art that adorns these rifles.
CCTP & Shumway Publisher have produced this expanded, Second Edition, with many of the rifles now photographed in full color for enhanced quality and detail. Where color photographs were not available, the black & white originals were re-scanned and enhanced. A great deal of new research has been added, along with ten previously unpublished rifles. Much of this new information was supplied by co-author Robert P. Lienemann, well-known expert on these rifles, along with other noted collectors & researchers.
George Shumway published his monumental, two-volume Rifles of Colonial America, with the goal the books would encourage further research and bring to light additional early rifles. This new edition has done just that, with 416 pages, over 900 photos & illustrations (500 plus in color). Hard Cover, 9" x 12" format, with Dust Jacket.