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"As the day of the .45-70 recedes further into history, Jack Behn''s book will become firmly established in the literature of American firearms."--William B. Ruger, former president of Sturm, Ruger & Company: A historical look at the .45-70 cartridge and the firearms in which it was used* Features guns used in the late 1800s and throughout the Civil War: From 1873 to 1898, the .45-70 was the official United States Army small arms cartridge. Gun makers developed new designs at a record pace to showcase the versatility of the cartridge for both military and sporting purposes. From the U.S. Springfield and Winchester to the Marlin and Ballard, firearms enthusiasts will discover a wealth of information pertaining to classic rifles and the cartridge that made them famous. The history of the .45-70 cartridge and the associations that surround it are sure to delight collectors and historians alike.