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The handgun story : a complete illustrated history

Author: John Walter
Publisher: London : Frontline Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This authoritative, highly-illustrated new work traces the development of the 'one hand' gun from its crude beginnings in the fourteenth-century to the sophisticated, powerful and compact products of today.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Walter
ISBN: 9781848325005 1848325002
OCLC Number: 298112359
Description: xii, 244 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From a burning brand to the cap-lock --
The first multi-shot guns --
The metallic cartridge --
The pre-1900 automatic pistols --
The perfected automatic pistol, 1900-14 --
The First World War --
Between the wars --
The Second World War --
The modern era.
Responsibility: John Walter.

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The Handgun Story traces the history of the 'one hand gun' from its fourteenth-century origins to the products of today. The earliest pistols had a tendency to misfire, but this was cured by the  Read more...

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