Tag Archives: Firearms

Ian’s Outstanding Book Report

Ian is eleven years old, and this spring he completed the fifth grade at Running Springs Elementary School in Anaheim, California. Ian’s teacher gave his class an assignment to prepare a book report on a historical novel. Ian chose Eagle Talons, The … Continue reading

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Will Braddock’s Canteen

When Will Braddock leaves his Burlington, Iowa, home to commence his quest, as told in the early chapters of Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, he takes with him his father’s Civil War canteen. Jonathan Braddock, Will’s father, was serving as a … Continue reading

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Will Braddock’s Haversack

In Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, Will Braddock leaves home in Burlington, Iowa, taking his father’s Civil War haversack with him. As I pointed out in my blog post on November 10, he carries his father’s Colt .44-caliber revolver, … Continue reading

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Will Braddock’s Pistol Accessories

When Will Braddock left his home in Burlington, Iowa, to commence his quest to determine his own destiny, he took with him his father’s Army Colt .44-caliber revolver and two pouches. The larger of the two pouches held the cartridges. Each paper-wrapped … Continue reading

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Will Braddock’s Army Colt 44

Will Braddock ran away from his boyhood home in Burlington, Iowa, in late May 1867 carrying his father’s old Army Colt Model 1860 .44-caliber revolver. The first year of the fourteen-year-old orphan’s quest to determine his own destiny fills the pages of … Continue reading

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Will Braddock and the Rifle Musket

Will Braddock, the protagonist in Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, is exposed to many different firearms throughout the trilogy. He would have learned how to shoot a rifle musket as a normal course of events for a boy growing up on … Continue reading

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