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Pitman Notes Vol. 5 (On U.S. Martial Small Arms And Ammunition, 1776-1933)

Brig. Gen. John Pitman, U.S. Army Ordnance Dept.

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ATTENTION: THIS BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER, AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY COPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME... The Meticulous drawings, notes and studies compiled by General Pitman in this 5 volume set are recorded with unparalleled thoroughness, exactly as presented in his original notebooks. His heretofore unpublished papers reveal that he began his work as early as 1868. The level of detail could only have been done by a man impassioned by the material and his research. Vol 5 contains, U.S. breechloading alterations, cal. .58, U.S. breechloading rifle musket, cal. .50, U.S. magazine rifles, cal. .30 (add'l notes), Civil War Confederate ammunition, foreign ammunition. More than 650 illustrations, including the FA Morse cartridge, FA 50/70 "5-pack" labels, 1st FA 50/70 "20-pack" 1867, 50/70 blanks for machine guns, experimental bullets, compressed powder cartridges, experimental CF Spencer cartridge, Krag M1901 ramrod-bayonet manual, 01 ball cartridges, special ball cartridges for M1903 barrel proofs, one of a kind confederate labels, Von Lenke gun-cottonb cartridge. 11 x 8 1/2, hardcover, illus, 212pp.