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Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Rifles

By Terry Wieland

Format: Paperback

SKU# W7942

The Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Rifles showcases the greatest long guns of American wars - from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. Since the inaugural first issue of Gun Digest in 1944, combat rifles have played starring roles in each edition of the book. We've followed the development, design and technical significance of the rifles carried by American troops into battle. The Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Rifles brings the best of these articles together into one time-honored volume, from the most respected gunwriters of all time.

Sneak Peek: Gun Photos: 15 Classic Combat Rifles

15 classic American combat rifles dating to 1776, from the storied pages of the Gun Digest. Click to See Photos

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Chapters Include:

  • Muskets, Powder & Patriots
  • Breechloaders in the Revolution
  • The Mississippi Rifle
  • The Guns of John Brown
  • The Minie Rifle
  • The Whitworth Rifle
  • Spencer's Great 7-Shooter
  • The Gettysburg Sharps
  • Johnny Reb and His Guns
  • Military Rolling Rifles of the Rarest Kind
  • Days of the Springfield
  • The Rifles of James Paris Lee - Part One
  • The Rifles of James Paris Lee - Part Two
  • The 1903 Springfield
  • The Action That Served Two Armies
  • Military Small Arms of WWII
  • The 30 Carbine
  • World War II's Snipers and Sniper Rifles
  • Guns of Vietnam
  • The M14 Rifle .. Hail and Farewell
  • The Story of the AR-10
  • The M16A2
  • The AR15/M16
About the Author
Terry Wieland, shooting editor of Gray's Sporting Journal since 1993, is both an award-winning writer and a recognized authority on fine firearms. His work also appears in Rifle, Handloader, Shooting Times, and Safari Times.

From the Editor

"In this volume, we have gathered the best articles on American combat rifles published by Gun Digest during the last 66 years. Like GD itself, they are quite varied; some are historical accounts by academics in the field; others are first-hand looks by soldiers who used the rifles in combat." - Terry Wieland, Editor

SKU W7942
Additional Feature 350 b&w photos
Author/Speaker/Editor Terry Wieland
File/Trim Size 8.75 x 10.875
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440230158
Number Of Pages 208

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