Winchester "One of One Thousand" [NOOK Book]

Overview

When a modern-day construction worker unearths skeletal remains beneath a gigantic boulder, the story of a unique and fascinating journey through history begins. The only real clue to the puzzle is a saddle and a rifle—still intact—clutched in the desiccated bones of what was once a man’s hand.
The rifle, a Winchester Repeating Arms 1873, is a specially made “one of one thousand,” which sold for more than five-times the cost of a standard Winchester rifle. From the New York ...
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Overview

When a modern-day construction worker unearths skeletal remains beneath a gigantic boulder, the story of a unique and fascinating journey through history begins. The only real clue to the puzzle is a saddle and a rifle—still intact—clutched in the desiccated bones of what was once a man’s hand.
The rifle, a Winchester Repeating Arms 1873, is a specially made “one of one thousand,” which sold for more than five-times the cost of a standard Winchester rifle. From the New York shop where it was originally sold new, this particular rifle begins its amazing and volatile journey across America in a story like no other.
Travel back in time when a Belgian immigrant arrives and is just hours into the New World when he purchases the rifle. Journey with the gun as it ultimately passes through the hands of eight owners, each with their own story of the firearm and their unique and individual adventures in the Wild West.
Before being unearthed more than a century later, this rifle will have traversed the early West in a remarkable story unlike anything readers are likely to have before encountered.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013738997
  • Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 265
  • File size: 597 KB

Meet the Author

Robert D. Jones’ great great grandparents crossed the plains in a covered wagon on the Immigrant trail. Coming from pioneer stock as they say he was born in Roosevelt Utah, a town in dispute as Indian ground. At thirteen, his father put him on a bus for a 400 mile journey to work on a cattle ranch for the summer. Working horseback in the shadow of an Indian burial ground near the Medicine Lodge River, the romance and saga of the West was etched into his mind never to leave. A student of the Nineteenth Century West, Robert enjoys collecting and using tools and paraphernalia of the period. An avid outdoorsman and horseman he is as comfortable living off the land as he is at home. He loves riding in the wild places letting his mind run free and seeing creation framed in the ears of a horse.
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