Firearms of the Texas Frontier
The Alamo's garrison relied on single-shot flintlock muskets, rifles, and pistols for defense in 1836. Just forty years later, Texans were armed with repeating rifles and six-guns. Firearms of the Texas Frontier: From Flintlock to Cartridge tells the fascinating story of the technological evolution of the firearms industry. With dozens of gun images, archival photographs, and compelling text, the book highlights firearms that helped settle the Texas frontier and the state's role in helping Cole, Smith & Wesson, and Winchester become giants of the firearms industry.