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MAN AT ARMS 1988 & 1995 CUSTER LITTLE BIG HORN ISSUES – RARE ORIGINAL PRINTINGS:  In 1988 and again in 1995 Man At Arms magazine issued these special editions dedicated to the artifacts and weapons associated with the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the 7TH US Cavalry Regiment, and the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians who participated in the battle.  

All of these informative articles directly address many of the collectable firearms associated with the Little Big Horn and include numerous color and black and white photos of the guns discussed, numerous period photographs of the participants- both the soldiers and the Indians, and extensive references to original documents.  This is an excellent reference for students of firearms used in the American West and in particular those employed during the Indian Wars of the Northern Plains.   

These editions are no longer available in the original printing, now only being offered as a bound photocopy of the originals.  As such, these issues have become very difficult to find on the loose.  These issues are complete and in excellent condition with no tears or excessive wear.    

Each is listed below with accompanying photographs.  When these are sold, I have no idea where I could obtain additional original printings.

 

NO. 1  MAA “GUNS AT THE LITTLE BIGHORN” SPECIAL PUBLICATION:  This is a very good original printing of the Special Publication “Guns At The Little Big Horn” published by the Man at Arms magazine in 1988.  Based on the regular magazine issue listed below as “NO. 2”, this special edition included all of the Little Bighorn related articles from the regular issue - “A Sharps Rifle From the Battle of the Little Bighorn”, “Maza Wakan For The Sioux” (the arms trade among the Sioux), “Captain Michaelis Reports on Army Weapons…on the Northern Plains”, and “The Little Bighorn Schofield”.  To flesh out this special publication, two additional articles were included – “7TH Cavalry Serial Numbers – Springfield Carbines”, and 7TH Cavalry Serial Numbers – Colt Revolvers”.  This special printing omitted the standard columns and advertisement, rather including only those articles detailed here.  This is an ex-libris copy, and has a few notes written inside the front cover and there are a couple of yellow highlighted passages in the text.  Otherwise this printing is in excellent condition.  (0326) $50

 

NO. 2  MAA VOL. 10, No. 1, JAN/FEB 1988 LITTLE BIGHORN EDITION:  This is a very good original printing of the “Custer – Little Big Horn Firearms” issue of the Man at Arms Magazine, January 1988.  This is the scheduled issue of the magazine which was the basis for the special publication offered above as “NO. 1”.  This entire issue was dedicated to superb articles addressing guns which were used at, and associated with, the Little Big Horn.  The articles include “A Sharps Rifle From the Battle of the Little Bighorn”, “Maza Wakan For The Sioux” (the arms trade among the Sioux), “Captain Michaelis Reports on Army Weapons…on the Northern Plains”, and “The Little Bighorn Schofield”.  Again, this is the original issue with all of the regular specialty columns, letters to the editor and advertisements.  (0327)  $50

 

NO. 3   MAA VOL. 17, No. 4, JULY/AUG 1995 LITTLE BIGHORN EDITION:  This is a like new original printing of the issue of the Man at Arms Magazine, August 1995 which focused on guns associated with the Little Bighorn.  Featuring a cover art portrait of Gen. George A. Custer on horseback by Ralph Heinz entitled “Into the Valley”, this entire issue was dedicated to superb articles addressing the guns used and associated with the Little Big Horn.  The primary articles include “Missing Guns of the 7th Cavalry”; “A 7th Cavalry Nickel Plated Smith and Wesson No. #3 Revolver”; “Weapons with Spiritual Power” covering US Army guns associated with the Northern Plains Indians; “Who got Custer’s Remington?” and “Indian Guns of the Little Big Horn at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum”.   (0328)  $50

 
 
 
 

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