The 21st Century can be described as the age of ancestry, with people across the country researching their family trees to discover early settlers, or even tracing their roots to communities across the globe. The same “spark of discovery” exists for historic firearms collectors who have a passion for researching the history of their guns and the lives of their original owners.
In Guts, Glory, and Gunsmoke, author Jerry W. Pitstick presents twenty short stories describing historic pistols from his collection, with intimate details about their origins and owners. From Civil War soldiers, to frontier fighters, Canadian revolutionaries, U.S. diplomats, and the father of New York City subways, this book provides a glimpse of life in the 1800s through vintage firearms research. The book also includes 35 full-color photographs of historic arms and 145 black and white historic photos related to the stories.
Guts, Glory, and Gunsmoke is the perfect book for historians, researchers, and collectors, and an excellent guide for those new to antique gun collecting. This book will also demonstrate how collectors of all ages can learn more about their heritage firearms.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author
Book DetailsAuthor: Jerry W. Pitstick
Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Cover Type: Hardcover