(024187) Beard, Ross E. Carbine: The Story of David
Marshall Williams. Lexington, SC: Sandlapper Store, 1977. 1st Edition.
Hardcover. 8vo. 315 pages. Fine in Very Good DJ. B&W Photographs.
Inscribed by the author on front endpaper. DJ price- clipped.
Williams, universally known as 'Carbine', has been compared with the likes of
Colt and Browning in the field of weaponry, where he holds 52 patents. In 1921,
the 20-year- old Williams operated a liquor still in the lowlands near
Fayetteville, North Carolina, and was convicted of second- degree murder. In
prison he worked on three revolutionary weapons which led to his being granted a
fulll pardon in 1929 aftger serving eight years. (Williams, David M., Guns,