History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition, Volume I: 1880-1939 Revised

4.67 out of 5


Based upon decades of original research conducted at the National Archives, numerous military, public, and private museums and libraries, as well as individual collections, this revised edition incorporates all publicly available information concerning military small arms ammunition for the period 1880 through 1939 into a single volume.

Sku: HWS1R Categories: Military, U.S. Military

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Eugene L. Scranton





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3 reviews for History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition, Volume I: 1880-1939 Revised

  1. 5 out of 5

    I have previously seen this book in College libraries. When I had a chance to buy the book, I jumped at it. This book is absolutely incredible! We see the development of US Small Arms Ammunition from the time the US Army was chasing Indians on the frontier to the eve of the Second World War. We see cartridges that we immediately recognize (.45/70, .30-06, etc.), cartridges that are often forgotten (6mm Navy, .30-03, etc.), and cartridges that were totally experimental. The line drawings are outstanding, and the information presented is wonderfully informative. We see why the ammunition that the Army used came out the way it did, and see the “what might have beens” and the “what never weres”. An excellent resource for cartridge collectors and those interested in how the ammunition the US Army used in wartime came to be.

  2. 5 out of 5

    great book, great service

  3. 4 out of 5

    Particularly liked the passages on early experimental .30 caliber cartridges. Also liked the info on 45-70 cartridges and their variations

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