Pistols of the World

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David & Charles, Aug 29, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 416 pages
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From small bore to big bore, nearly every metallic cartridge pistol made since the late 1850s is listed here. Collectors receive the most complete, authoritative, and illustrated reference with more than 3,000 alphabetically categorized handgun listings that feature historical facts, model descriptions, caliber chamberings, manufacturers, and photos.

&break;&break;More than 1,000 listings and 20 years of coverage were added since the previous edition.

&break;&break;Specific pistols are easily found with the Gundex and the detailed table of contents. A glossary provides definitions and explanations for technical terms listed throughout the book. A special appendix offers explanations of the abbreviations often listed with ammunition.

  

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IAN HOGG served in the British Army for twenty-eight years and achieved the rank of Master Gunner. He saw action in Europe during WWII, as well as in the Far East and Korea. He is now recognized as a leading expert on infantry weapons and artillery and has produced twenty-seven books on the subject, including the "Encyclopedia of Modern Small Arms," Since retirement in 1972, he has worked as a weapons evaluator and contributed to many defense publications.

1818-1894

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