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In the remote parts of America’s Western territories during much of the 1800s, law and order was overextended or even nonexistent. Guns were used by some, such as hunters and settlers, for self-protection and their very salvation, and by others as a means to impose their will, legally or otherwise. There can be no doubt that the exploration and exploitation of the Western ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Lyons Press (first published October 1st 2002)
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Mike (the Paladin)
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I grew up in the hills west of the Smokey Mountains, and learned to safely handle and to shoot firearms when I was very young. To this day I enjoy target shooting and what is called "plinking". This book centers on the guns used in the period of time in America that fell at the end of the western expansion. From just after the Civil War to the early 1900s, in other words (though I hesitate to use this) the "wild west".

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