Small Arms And Ammunition In The United States Service


#1

There is lots of reading here, but tons of valuable information complements of the Smithsonian! There are also many different formats to view this book. The PDF would be suited for most folks I would think.

Happy reading!

https://archive.org/stream/smithsonianmisce1291956smit/smithsonianmisce1291956smit_djvu.txt - (Basic text)
https://archive.org/details/smithsonianmisce1291956smit - (Flip Book)
https://ia700401.us.archive.org/0/items/smithsonianmisce1291956smit/smithsonianmisce1291956smit.pdf (PDF)

-Dave


#2

Dave,

Very nice! Thank you for the links!

Dave


#3

Authored by Berkeley Lewis, one of the corner stones of the ICCA, precursor to the IAA. He authored 9 articles in ICCA publications. If I recall correctly he is credited with saving the Small Arms Ammunition display that was at the International Exposition Philadelphia in 1876 and other related items which were going to be tossed out early in WW2. This included examples of many experimental small arms cartridges developed at Frankford Arsenal up to that time. The related book is noted in the IAA bibliography listing: Lewis, Berkeley. 1972. Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition Philadelphia, 1876. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, U.S.A… 68p.

Brian

PS- Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition Philadelphia, 1876 sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontri … T-0011.pdf


#4

Dave,
thank you for sharing the link.


#5

BERKELEY R. LEWIS WAS A RETIRED COLONEL, ORDNANCE CORPS, U.S.A. HE WAS A “WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA” OF SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION INFORMATION IN MANY AND VARIED AREAS OF INTEREST, NOT JUST THE EARLY AMERICAN AMMUNITION. HE AUTHORED ONE OF THE EARLIEST ARTICLES ON JAPANESE MURATA CARTRIDGES.