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The new encyclopedia of handguns & small arms

Author: Christopher Chant
Publisher: London : PRION/Multimedia Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Smithmark, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the development of the handgun from the 1830's to the present.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Chant
ISBN: 0831771461 9780831771461 1853751863 9781853751868
OCLC Number: 32574695
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Small arms up to the Napoleonic Wars --
From the percussion cap to nitrocellulose --
Modern small arms are born --
1914 to 1939 --
1939 to 1995 --
Sub-machine-guns, pistols and other weapons --
Index.
Other Titles: New encyclopedia of handguns and small arms
Responsibility: Christopher Chant.

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A history of hand-guns and small arms which follows the development of the hand weapon, via the invention of the percussion cap in the 1830s and the smokeless nitrocellulose propellents in the 1970s.  Read more...

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