Can you recommend a reference book on firearms of the Old West?

Brenda Jackson

Mesa, Arizona

Guns of the Old West by Charles Edward Chapel is one I keep on my shelf for reference.  For years, I’ve also consulted The Look of the Old West by William Foster-Harris, a treasure chest of information, not just about weapons but a myriad of subjects. Try if you have trouble finding the books.

The history of firearms from the 1800s to the early 1900s is a fascinating study. I find it amazing that men like Smith, Wesson, Henry, Winchester, Colt and Remington were contemporaries, designing weapons that have changed very little over time.

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