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The great guns,

Author: Harold Leslie Peterson; Robert Elman
Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history and development of firearms and provides detailed information and numerous illustrations of some of the most significant rifles, handguns, and smoothbores.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peterson, Harold L. (Harold Leslie), 1922-1978.
Great guns.
New York, Grosset & Dunlap [1971]
(OCoLC)763495842
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Leslie Peterson; Robert Elman
ISBN: 0448020696 9780448020693
OCLC Number: 199510
Notes: "A Ridge Press book."
Description: 252 pages illustrations 31 cm
Contents: The devil's invention --
Arm of the noble huntsman --
The mighty flint musket --
Myth of the thunder gun --
A matter of honor --
A miracle of accuracy --
Born in America --
Pistol of the highland warriors --
The classic smoothbore --
Dawn of moder arms --
Multiple threats --
Arms of the plainsmen --
Death in a pocket --
Hybrid of the battlefields --
Greatest single-shot of all --
Colonel Colt & Captain Walker --
Trail of the lever-action --
The most dangerous game.
Responsibility: by Harold L. Peterson and Robert Elman. Special photography by J. Barry O'Rourke.

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Traces the history and development of firearms and provides detailed information and numerous illustrations of some of the most significant rifles, handguns, and smoothbores.

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