An original copy and great condition, Model 1855 Rifle Musket Manual with nomenclature and numerous illustrative plates.
RULES for the MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING of the RIFLE MUSKET, MODEL 1855. For the Use of Soldiers. Prepared under the direction of the Ordnance Department, By E.S. ALLIN, Master Armorer.
With Descriptive Plates, drawn by A.D. ALLIN, Springfield Armory, July, 1855. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1862. 31 pages with nomenclature and numerous illustrative plates.
This is a great copy compared to that usually encountered. It shows very little use besides a light vertical crease down the center. Has light staining, browning and a couple of ink smudges on paper cover. Similar wear on interior, binding is in fantastic shape and no pages missing.
A rare and great condition find! An original copy.