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Pistols : an Illustrated History of Their Impact.

Author: Jeff Kinard
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2004.
Series: Weapons and warfare series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a comprehensive history of the pistol, covering its technological development and its impact on warfare and society. It provides complete technical details of examples of pistols from the first working models to the present and includes in-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Kinard
ISBN: 9781851094752 185109475X 1851094709 9781851094707 1280712821 9781280712821
OCLC Number: 437171140
Description: 1 online resource (410 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION TO WEAPONS AND WARFARE SERIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; CHAPTER 2 The Match, the Wheel, the Flint, and Steel; CHAPTER 3 The Percussion System; CHAPTER 4 The Metallic Cartridge and the Modern Revolver; CHAPTER 5 The Semiautomatic Pistol; CHAPTER 6 Post-World War II Developments; INDIVIDUAL PISTOL MODELS; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Weapons and warfare series.


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  Read more...


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