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Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns, Pistols, Revolvers and Machine Guns
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Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns, Pistols, Revolvers and Machine Guns (Hardback)

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This is a comprehensive chronology of firearms with full technical specifications, shown in 1100 expert photographs and diagrams. It is a beautifully illustrated set of encyclopedias covering pistols, revolvers, machine and submachine guns through history. It features directories of arms from many parts of the world, organised according to country of manufacture. It includes key specifications for each weapon, including calibre, magazine capacity, barrel length and unloaded weight. Each book is fully illustrated throughout with over 1100 specially commissioned colour photographs in total. It details all the most significant and famous firearms, including Mauser and Lee-Enfield rifles, the Colt.45 pistol, the MP38 submachine gun and the Hotchkiss machine gun. This set of comprehensive encyclopedias covers the complete history of firearms. From the handguns, matchlocks, wheelocks and black powder flintlocks used in the Revolutionary, Napoleonic and American Civil Wars, the book looks at the progress of firearm design from 1800 to today.There are chapters on classic machine guns such as the Hotchkiss and Maxim and iconic submachine guns such as the "Tommy Gun", plus chapters on the mechanics and technology behind the rise of Super Magnum revolvers, semi-automatic pistols and assault rifles.

The directories present a superb pictorial guide to the most significant pistols, revolvers, rifles, machine and sub-machine guns. Each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological contexts in which the gun was developed. Full lists of manufacturers and glossaries complete these easy-to-use encyclopedias and make this beautifully illustrated box set essential reading for everybody interested in gun manufacture.

Reference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationField sports: archery, fishing, hunting, shootingSmall firearms, guns & other equipmentSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationField sports: archery, fishing, hunting, shootingTarget shooting Publisher: Anness Publishing Publication Date: 19/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9780754823766  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 11/05/2012.  

Anthony North has written and lectured widely on the subject of arms, armour, metalwork and antiques since the 1970s. Charles Stronge is an experienced editor and writer, specialising in politics, international affairs and military history. Patrick Sweeney is the Handgun Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine and has written a number of books and articles. William Fowler is the author of over thirty books covering military technology and conflicts from the 19th century to the Second Gulf War.

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