Manhattan Firearms.

Nutter, Waldo E.

Edité par Stackpole Company, 1958
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Titre : Manhattan Firearms.

Éditeur : Stackpole Company

Date d'édition : 1958

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Fair

Edition : First Edition

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[14], 250 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, 8.5 by 11 inches, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "The appearance of this book is truly an event for it brings to light the story of an important but hitherto neglected American manufacturer of pistols and revolvers. A smaller contemporary of Colt, Remington and Smith & Wesson, Manhattan's activities spanned the years 1855-1873 - an exciting period in American firearms which witnessed the high development of the percussion revolver, its rapid decline in the post-Civil War years, and the emergence of metallic cartridge arms. Although collectors and students have long had a feeling of familiarity with Manhattan firearms, few indeed will read Mr. Nutter's work without encountering much that is new. To many, the wide variety of pistols and revolvers made by the company will come as a revelation. But it is in the careful delineation of models and variations that the author scores most heavily. Even the most advanced collector will quicken to the prospect of new rarities for which to search. Substantiated by original records and other source material, the book traces the history of Manhattan from its formation in New York in 1855, through its operations in Norwich, Connecticut, and on to its removal in 1859 to Newark, New Jersey, where it was succeeded ten years later by the American Standard Tool Company. It discusses at length the four Manhattan patents, one of which made Manhattan revolvers the safest arms of the percussion period - and establishes the connection of the Manhattan .22 caliber revolvers with the early, if not the first, usage of the .22 long cartridge. Set forth in exciting detail is the lawsuit between Smith & Wesson an Herman Boker & Company, sales agents for Manhattan, for infringement of Rollin White's patent of 1855." ; 250 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 30935

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