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The century following the American Revolution witness a remarkable demonstration of ingenuity and inventiveness. At the opening of the Revolution, the armies of the worldwere equipped with the smoothbore flintlock muskets that had an effective range of about 100 yards. America was an agricultural colony with crude tools and few manufacturing facilities.
This authoritative book copiously illustrated with 134 photographs, cross-section drawings, line illustrations, and graphs, tells the complete story of this exciting period of American firearms development.