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U.S. Model 1855 Series of Small Arms by Willyard

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U.S. Model 1855 Series of Small Arms by John Willyard

The Model 1855 series of small arms combined newly evolving technologies to create a miraculous new weapon for the United States that would remove the smooth-bored musket from the dominant position it had held for so long. This hands-on guide uses 580 color photographs to tell you the complete story of these intriguing arms, including all the markings and features that are so important to understanding them. Included are Pistol Carbines, Rifle Muskets, Rifles, Socket Bayonets, Sword Bayonets, Cadet Rifle Muskets, and much more!


  • Hardcover
  • 8.5″x11″
  • 224 pages
  • 580 color photos


1 review for U.S. Model 1855 Series of Small Arms by Willyard

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charles Dean (verified owner)

    Mr. Willyard’s outstanding book on the US Model 1855 series of small arms is an amazingly in-depth and fully readable study of the important story of this unique family of small arms which would see considerable service, both Federal and Confederate, in the American Civil War. Extremely well documented with historical facts and presented with an abundance of clear imagery, this book is an immediate treasure to any enthusiast’s library. This is not just “another” book on the US Model 1855, but “THE” book on this subject. Congratulations to Mr. Willyard and Mowbray Publishing!

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