Classic Handguns of the 20th Century

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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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This is a good primer for the burgeoning handgun collector and enthusiast. The photography is very nice. Read full review

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