The webmaster could perhaps change the name of this topic ad call it :
VERY EXTREME STUPID QUESTION
Could you please explain me something?
Nobody has catalogues.
When I ask for a British, German, Italian or French catalogue I can understand.
But when I ask for American ones , I don’t understand anymore.
With hundred of ctges companies, thousands and thousands of customers since the first days of this country, no war battles on your ground, no bombing, no tsunami, no major disaster, the american catalogues look to be very scarce !!
Scarcer than in countries where they were two world wars on their land!
France was plundered by Germans, Germany was a moonscape, Italy, Austria, Netherland suffered a lot, and despite all that we find documentation.
And furthermore the number of ammunition companies was a lot less than in the US.
If I am asking for a small obscure US company from before 1900, I can understand again.
But Peters, Remington Arms, Western they are not old, and were widely distributed furthermore.
And I can add Winchester after 1934, CIL after WWII (it is Canadian I know ) and so on.
How can the people writte books on US ctges or guns if there is no documentation available ??
(I am not talking about the book on Winchester, whose author gave me some very good documentation or books from my friend George K. on rimfire ctges who has a library, or about articles on Remington written by a very famous and nice guy, or about the books of Bill W. who has also a hudge library.
Not talking also about Chris or Lew articles or books which are very well documented).
I am talking about the other books.
They are not in my field, I don’t have them, therefore I can’t judge them.
I just want to know if they are BS or if their authors have an hidden source of info.
PS : Thanks again John