1. The Kentucky Rifle.
A Study of the Origin and Development of a Purely American Type of Firearm, Together with Accurate Historical Data Concerning Early Colonial Gunsmiths, and Profusely Illustrated with Photographic Reproduction of Their Finest Work. DILLIN, JOHN G. W. Book Description: Ludlum and Beebe (1924) 1946, New York, 1924. Cloth Bds. b/w photos (illustrator). 3rd Edition. 4to, 136pp., This book is a study of the origin and development of a purely American type of firearm. It includes accurate historical data concerning early Colonial gunsmiths and is profusely illustrated with photos of early rifles and pistols. This third edition includes a chapter on Kentucky pistols which is missing in the earlier editions. More recent scholarship has suggested the name should be Pennsylvania Rifle rather than Kentucky since so many were made by Pennsylvania gunsmiths who are noted in this book. Alphabetical list of makers and their location when known. Index. Excellent clean crisp and tight copy of this great book about the " Kentucky"/ Pennsylvania Rifle.
2. The Pennsylvania~Kentucky Rifle. Henry J. Kauffman
Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4to - over 9Ü" - 12" tall. (1960) 374 pp. Original brown cloth covers, a bit rubbed at edges. Dust Jacket lightly soiled with modest edge wear. Illust. w/ b/w photos. Contents nice.
3. The Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock Rifle. Roberts, Ned H.
Book Description: Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, U.S.A. 1952. Cloth. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 4to - over 9Ü" - 12" tall. Tight binding, fairly light wear, corners not rounded over. Oversized book; 308 pages, index, black & white photographs, illustrations and line drawings. Explores the history, construction, and care of one of America's finest firearms. This book features hundreds of photographs that show muzzle-loading cap lock rifles, ammunition, cap magazines, powder flasks, bullet molds, and more. It also describes and recreates traditional shooting matches.
4. THOUGHTS ON THE KENTUCKY RIFLE IN ITS GOLDEN AGE. KINDING jr., Joe:
Book Description: New York, Bonanza Books, 1960/1964., 1964. XII, 561 pages, illustrated throughout. - Publisher's gilt-titled cloth with illustrated dustjacket; 4to.(ca. 30 x 22 x 5 cm; ca. 2 kg.). 1st edition in the 'Longrifle Series'; largesize, hardcover original. - Dustjacket minimally rubbed, else in best condition.