The Kentucky Rifle: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Purely American type of Firearm, Together with Accurate historical Data Concerning Early Colonial Gunsmiths, and Profusely Illustrated with Photographic Reproduction of Their Finest Work. Captain John G. W. Dillin.

The Kentucky Rifle: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Purely American type of Firearm, Together with Accurate historical Data Concerning Early Colonial Gunsmiths, and Profusely Illustrated with Photographic Reproduction of Their Finest Work.

Washingon, DC: National Rifle Association, 1924. First Edition. Quarto. Item #025985

124 pages of text, 126 pages of glossy Black and White images of the rifles as well as tools used in their production, early advertisements, etc. The extensive photographs of the variations of the Kentucky rifle are the reason this work has never been superseded. Laid in is a letter dated September 20, 1928 from the National Rifle Association to William C. Schwab of New York City with a desire to discuss together again the fine points of the Kentucky Rifle. Only 550 were bound of this first edition. Bound in blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine plain, light rubbing front cover, two bumped corners, spine evenly faded, scattered foxing to title page only. Typed letter laid in from the National Rifle Association of America. A very good copy. [Howes D-342].

Price: $200.00

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