Classic Handguns of the 20th Century (Google eBook)

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Gun Digest Books, Feb 28, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
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This high caliber reference offers readers a dynamic colorful depiction of handguns significant to days gone by. More than 20 models from the 1900s are covered - the Colt SAA, Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum, Walther P-38, Beretta 92 - reminiscent of the days of gunfighters and cowboy action heroes. Based on the series of featured 20th century handguns from Handguns magazine, each chapter will include thorough coverage of a specific model, including historical significance of the model; technical specifications; timeline of design changes, variations, finishes and material; information on derivatives and clones; collector values; and handling and operating characteristics. Full-color historical photographs offer readers a nostalgic glimpse into the past life of popular 20th century handguns.
  

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Contents

Introduction
6
The Colt SIngleAction Army Revolver
8
The German P08 Luger
17
The Colt 45 Government Model of 1911
24
The Smith Wessoon Military Police Model 10 Revolver
31
The Colt Detective Special Revolver
38
The Walther PP PPK and PPKS DoubleAction Auto Pocket Pistols
44
The Walther P38 DoubleAction Auto Pistol
49
The Ruger Blackhawk 357 Magnum SingleAction Revolver
82
The Smith Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum
87
The Smith Wesson 44 Magnum Model 29 Revolver
93
The Smith Wesson Model 60 Revolver
99
The Beretta Model 92
103
The Heckler Koch P7 Squeeze Cocking Auto Pistol
110
The SigSauer P226 DeCocking DoubleAction Auto Pistol
116
The Glock 17 Safe Action Pistol
122

The Browning P35 High Power
54
The Smith Wesson 357 Magnum Model 27 Revolver
60
The Ruger Standard 22 Pistol
64
The Smith Wesson Model 39 DoubleAction Pistol
69
The Colt Python 357 Magnum Revolver
77
Collecting Classic Handguns
129
Classic Handgun Ammunition of the 20th Century
132
The Directory of Handgun
138
The Handguns Library
140
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