Spencer Repeating Firearms
A comprehensive study, based on primary source documents and precise historical data, covering Spencer Repeating Rifles and Carbines 1858-1868, Roper Repeating Rifles and Shotguns, 1866 1876, Spencer Slide Action Shotguns 1871 1907, and all related ammunition and accoutrements. This is more than just a gun book about one of the most famous rifles of the Civil War, it is also a biography of C.M. Spencer, on of the most important mechanical inventors of the 19th century. The book describes, in word and pictures, the development and use of the first effective repeating breech loading military rifle. Also covered are Spencer's other firearms including the Roper rifles and shotguns and pump-action Spencer sporting shotgun.
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