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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2007 11:18 am
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Johan Steele
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Colts werre all steel; CS Colts were not and their quality was not on par w/ the Colt factory.  They were copies... some better than others.  At least the CS copies of the Colt were a decent weapon... the CS copy of the Sharps... shudder.

Here is a booklist that might help feed your new interest; it certainly isn't all inclusive but it is a start...

Barry, Craig L., The Civil War Musket: A Handbook for Historical Accuracy-Lock, Stock and Barrel,  Watchdog Press, 2006.

 

[size=Bilby, Joseph G., Civil War Firearms , Combined Books, 1996.]

 

Coates, Earl J. & McAulay, John D., Civil War Sharps Carbines & Rifles, Thomas Publications, 1996.

 

Coates, Earl J. & Thomas, Dean S., An Introduction to Civil War Small Arms, Thomas Publications, 1990.

 

Edwards, William B., Civil War Guns, The Stackpole Company, 1962.

 

Fuller, Claud E., The Rifled Musket, The Stackpole Company, 1958.

 

Fuller, Claud E., Springfield Shoulder Arms 1795-1865, S&S Firearms, 1986.

 

Houze, Herbert G., Colt Rifles & Muskets from 1847-1870, Krause Publications, 1996.

 

McAulay, John D., Rifles of the U.S. Army 1861-1906, Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 2003.

 

Reilly, Robert M., United States Military Small Arms 1816-1865, Eagle Press, 1970.



 

Smith, Graham, Civil War Weapons, KP Books, 2005.

 

Sword, Wiley, Firepower from Abroad The Confederate Enfield and the LeMat Revolver, Andrew Mowbray Inc., 1986.

 

Sword, Wiley, Sharpshooter: Hiram Berdan, his famous Sharpshooters and their Sharps Rifles, Andrew Mowbray Inc., 1988.

 

Whisker, James A., Hartzler, Daniel D. & Yantz, Larry W., Firearms from Europe, Tom Rowe Books, 2002.

 

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