Arms For The Nation - History of Springfield Armory produced longarms from Flintlock to M14.
Arms for the Nation provides a general history of 174 years of Springfield longarms in one treatise. Springfield Armory was established by Congress in April 1794 and supplied arms for the nation until its closure in April 1968. This book commemorates the bicentennial of the founding of the Armory and describes the longarms developed and produced there.
The introduction provides the reader with an overview of Springfield Armory, its establishment, industrial history, and the National Park Service administered Museum. The remainder of the book defines the eight epochal types of longarms produced by Springfield. A chapter is devoted to the Flintlock Musket, Percussion Musket, Rifle-Musket, Trapdoor Rifle, Krag Rifle, '03 Springfield Rifle, M1 Rifle, and M14 Rifle.
Each chapter describes that particular epochal arm, the various models, their production history, their service record, and significant examples displayed in the Springfield Armory Museum. A chart depicting production quantities, duration of manufacture, length, weight, and caliber is included along with photographs and drawings of each example.