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Allied Rifle Contracts in America: 1914 - 1918

Allied Rifle Contracts in America: 1914 - 1918 Allied Rifle Contracts in America: 1914 - 1918 Allied Rifle Contracts in America: 1914 - 1918 Allied Rifle Contracts in America: 1914 - 1918 Allied Rifle Contracts in America: 1914 - 1918 Allied Rifle Contracts in America: 1914 - 1918
Autor: Luke Mercaldo
Data publikacji: 2011-03
ISBN: 9780970799777
Wydawca: Wet Dog Publications
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 234
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Subtitle: Mosin-Nagant, Mauser, Enfield, Berthier, Remington, Savage, Winchester
Photographs: 1540+
Production run: Limited to 2000 copies

This is a pretty well illustrated book that covers a previously forgotten topic. I don't know of any other book that contains half the information that this one does. Not only does it cover the rifles, it also features the accessories that are used with them. Until I found this book, I simply had no idea that Mauser rifles were made in the US for foreign use. A lot of factory and production photos are present, as are many showing the rifles in service. The work is pretty well sourced, and the references are all listed in the back in a easy to use manner. Clearly, the authors worked for a while putting this book together. Lots of source documents and even sales ads are pictured, stuff that ads tangible data to the stories of these rifles. The Mosin Nagant chapter is especially well done, and should be of interest to a variety of collector circles. The paper seems of very good quality, and the binding job is tight. The cover of the book is printed in full color, rather than having an easily torn or lost dustjacket, like a lot of other companies choose to do.

Allied Rifle Contracts in America is the first work to fully explore American production of foreign military rifles for the Allies during the First World War. The demands of the war caused a number of Allied governments to enter into contracts with American industry. These contracts resulted in the production of a number of different rifles. Featured are the histories of the Mosin-Nagant and Winchester Model 1895, which were produced for Imperial Russia, the Model 1889 Mauser, made for Belgium and the Pattern 1914 which was built for the United Kingdom. Additionally the book provides rare insight into lesser- known contracts for Berthier and Rolling Block with France, and the Savage Model 1899 with Canada. The historical circumstances of these contracts are presented for the first time. Primary source materials and original period documentation were used to recreate the timelines of the various contracts, delving into issues including financing, production limitations, labor problems, factory expansions, corruption, and the foreign military personnel who worked in the United States. The work sheds new light on the degree to which American business was involved with the Allied war effort prior to the American entry into the war in 1917. Readers gain a multifaceted insight into the hurdles that faced the Allied purchasing commissions and American manufacturers. In addition to the in depth historical perspective, the book offers a detailed description of each rifle intended as a guide for the arms collector. This analysis covers features, specifications, markings and accessories to assist collectors in determining correct period pieces and understanding the fascinating history behind the artifacts. Allied Rifle Contracts in America is a fascinating blend of history, economics, technology and esoterica that is an essential part of any historian's or collector's library.


Allied Rifle Contracts Overview

I. The Three Line Rifle, Model 1891 Mosin Nagant

    American System manufacturing
    Russia Needs a Repeater
    Small Arms Commission
    Russo-Japanese War
    First World War Russian Shortfall
    American Contracts
                First Remington Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Contracts
                Second Remington Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Contracts
                Third Remington Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Contracts
                American and Russian Embassy Contracts
               First and Second Contract Modifications
                Final Wartime Contracts for the Bridgeport Factory
                Remington UMC Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Rifle Deliveries
                Chicopee Falls Factories
                Meriden factory
                A.H. Fox Gun Company factory
                New England Westinghouse Production
                Restrictions on Westinghouse Intra Company Cooperation
                Initial contract - option - cancellation
                Total of Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Rifles delivered
                Final Wartime Contracts for New England Westinghouse
    Browning Machine Guns
    Rifle Grenade Development
    Difficulties Completing the Model 1891 Rifle Contracts
    United States Government Purchases
    Wartime use of the U.S. made Mosin Nagant Model 1891
    North Russia and Siberian Expeditions
    Finnish Civil War and later use
    Post war use of the U.S. made Mosin Nagant
                China, Japan, Spain, USA
    Collector Information

II. - Winchester Model 1895 Russian Musket

                Prelude to the Model 1895 (The Henry Rifle, Winchester Models 1866, 1873, 1876, 1886, 1892, and 189
                                            The Henry Rifle and Model 1866

                       The Models 1873 and 1876

                       The Model 1886

                       The Model 1892

                       The Model 1894

The Model 1895

Pre- First World War Contracts: The New York State Rifle Trials

The Spanish American War

Winchester’s Offer to Great Britain

Russia in the First World War

Russian Model 1895 Contracts

Russian use of the Model 1895: The Latvian Battalions

Post First World War Use: The Spanish Civil War

Winchester Model 1895 Russian Musket Collector Information


III. The Model 1889 Belgian Mauser

Belgian Adoption of the Model 1889 Mauser

                           Manufacturing and Military Service prior to World War I

Calais & Le Havre: The Wartime Belgian Arms Centers

Belgian First World War Purchasing Commission

The British Rifle Contract

Hopkins and Allen of Massachusetts

The Belgian Mauser Contract

Hopkins and Allen Factory Expansion

First Belgian Mausers

Meanwhile at the Front: The 1916 Conversions

Hopkins and Allen Machine Gun Company

Hopkins and Allen Receivership

Marlin - Rockwell Buys Hopkins and Allen

Belgian contract near completion

The First World War ends

The Hopkins and Allen Mauser after the War: From Arsenal Refurbishment to World War II

Model 1889 Belgian Mauser Collector Information

                           Fayette R. Plumb Company

                                   Plumb made Serbian and Russian Bayonet Information


IV. Enfield Pattern 1914 .303-inch Magazine Rifle

The Enfield Pattern 1913

Vickers Pattern 1914

First American Enfield Contracts

Approval of the U.S. made Pattern 1914

Eddystone Pattern 1914

Last Pattern 1914 contracts

Contract Modifications and Final Pattern Designations

Contract Reductions and Cancellations

United States Rifle Model of 1917

The Pattern 1914 between the Wars

Second World War

Savage Enfield

Enfield Pattern 1914 Collector Information

  V. Remington Model 99 Single Shot Military Rifle - Fusil Remington modèle 1914 

Prelude to the Model 1914: Remington No.1 Rolling Block Rifle

The Smokeless Era: Model 1896, 1897, 1902, and 1910 Rolling Block Rifles

France in the First World War

Model 99 Remington Single Shot Military Rifle

Fusil Remington modèle 1914

Remington Model 99 Single Shot Military Rifle

                            Collector Information


VI. Model 1907-1915 Berthier Rifle

The Model 1886 Lebel Rifle

The First Berthier

The Model 1890, 1892, 1902, and 1907 Berthier Rifles and Carbines

France in the First World War

The Remington Model 1907 -1915 Berthier Contract

The Remington Bridgeport Works

The French Commission

Model 1907-1915 Berthier Cancellation

Model 1907-1915 Berthier Collector Information


VII. Savage Model 1899 Montreal Home Guard Musket

Savage’s first Military Contract Attempt

New York State Rifle Trials

The Montreal Home Guard

The Montreal Home Guard’s rifle search

The Savage Model 1899 Montreal Home Guard Musket

MHG Musket Deliveries

The MHG Musket in Action

Savage Model 1899 Montreal Home Guard Musket Collector Information

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