Firearms The Illustrated History

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241182662
Size: 63.13 MB
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The definitive visual guide to the history of firearms and guns The Illustrated History of Firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver. This book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from the intricate inlaid shotgun to the modern army sniper rifle, tracing the history of the gun from army flintlocks to modern day military guns. If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, The Illustrated History of Firearms is ideal for you.

The Illustrated History Of Guns

Author: Chuck Wills
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781510720749
Size: 30.78 MB
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For the first time in paperback, a photographic history of civilization, as seen through the world’s most deadly and fascinating firearms. The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the tools of battle. To craft this book, more than five hundred photographs of genuine specimens were specially commissioned from the six-thousand-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History. The weapons featured span a period of close to four thousand years, ranging from Ancient Greece to World War II, and from the Crusades in Europe to the US Civil War. It features a wide array of diverse treasures, including the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, a royal Persian scimitar with 1,295 rose-cut diamonds and rubies, and a single 11-carat emerald set in gold, first owned by Shah Abbas I of Persia and given in tribute to Catherine the Great. The Illustrated History of Guns also offers information on weapons innovators, including Alexander Forsyth, Eliphalet Remington, Samuel Colt, Sergei Mosin, the Mauser brothers, Hiram Maxim, John Browning, Richard Gatling, John T. Thompson, John Garland, Feodor Tokarev, Oliver Winchester, and Mikhail Kalashnikov. With unparalleled historical perspective and background on persons significant to the development and advancements of weapons technology or military strategy, The Illustrated History of Guns belongs on the shelf of every history buff and firearms enthusiast.


Author: David Westwood
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094016
Size: 41.56 MB
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"From the breech-loading rifles of the British Army and the American Winchesters of the U.S. Army to the German Mauser and the French Lebel, this exhaustive volume traces the evolution of rifles from the perspectives of the men who designed them and the military personnel who used them. In addition to failures like the Jennings Volcanic rifle and the British SA80, readers will encounter such successes as the AK-47, the most recognized and most common assault rifle of the 20th century."--Jacket.

Machine Guns

Author: James H. Willbanks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094806
Size: 14.59 MB
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The machine gun—often called the killing machine—revolutionized modern ground combat, brought an end to the traditional infantry and cavalry charge, and changed the battlefields of war forever.


Author: Jeff Kinard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094709
Size: 12.48 MB
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The development of the pistol helped bring the age of the armored knight to an end, provided the elite with a status symbol of dangerous glamour, and inspired both artisans and industrialists to reach new heights of invention. * Provides complete technical details of exemplary pistols from the first working models to the present * In-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs—single-shot, revolver, and automatic—and their production and issuance in the United States, Europe, and Asia

The Great Book Of Guns

Author: Chris McNab
ISBN: 9781592233045
Size: 57.21 MB
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An encyclopedic look at firearms.

Guns Of The Old West

Author: Dean K. Boorman
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592286386
Size: 46.86 MB
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An illustrated survey of the guns that influenced the pioneering era.

Secret Firearms

Author: John D. Walter
Publisher: Arms & Armour
ISBN: 9781854092304
Size: 59.21 MB
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From the invention of the first handgun, miniature and special designs have been created to aid concealment and increase the element of surprise. This history shows the ingenuity of users and manufacturers, recounting both successes and failures.