SMITH & WESSON; Sixguns of the Old West
David R. Chicoine
Whether your interest is in martially marked examples or the colorful guns that won the West, this is the book for you. Both collectors and shooters will agree that the level of detail is unprecedented, including many hundreds of technical drawings and close-up photographs showing the very markings and features that are discussed in the text. This is the kind of hands-on, useful guide that will be your constant resource...a true, standard reference on all aspects of these fascinating sixguns. No one with an interest in historical firearms can afford to be without it. This is the story of the revolvers that made Smith & Wesson's reputation on the frontier, the battlefield and the shooting range...and no detail is left out.
In this indispensable guide you will find
~ The exciting history of these intriguing revolvers
~ A complete mechanical description
~ Comprehensive identification guides
~ Illustrations of all the parts
~ Instructions for disassembly, reassembly and maintenance
~ Extensive hints for shooting and reloading
~ Instructions for gunsmithing and repair
~ Ammunition specifications
The Schofields, The Americans, The Russians, The New Model #3s, and The DAs.