Beretta M9 Pistol. Thompson.
In 1990 the Beretta M9 replaced the venerable Colt 1911 as the main pistol of choice for the US Army, and it has seen widespread use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Written by a leading pistol expert who currently trains US Special Forces in the use of this weapon, this book is an honest appraisal of the successes and failings of the 9mm Beretta. The volume traces the Beretta designs that preceded the M9, as well as its use on the battlefield, including the impact it has had on close combat training due its the larger magazine capacity. It also details the adoption of the Beretta by US law enforcement agencies and the impact this has had. This is a fascinating history of a classic pistol and an assessment of its future use.
A Study of Remington Smoot Patent and the No 4 Revolvers Parker, Parker Reisch
Over the past fifty years, nearly twenty informative and authoritative books have been written on Remington firearms. All, it appears, have increased the collecting and shooting interest in Remington. But one area has been neglected until now: that of the Smoot Patent No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 revolvers, and the No. 4 revolvers. Author Harry Parker wrote about these pocket revolvers in arms magazines during the mid-1970's, but several generations of collectors have grown up not having read Dr. Parkers words. Now nearly thirty years later, with the benefit of many more years study of existing specimens, Dr. Parker and his wife and associate have produced this epic volume.
Readers will appreciate the authors' dedication, and the meticulous manner in which they undertook this endeavor. They have successfully combined in one volume a biography of the revolvers inventor, with a concise history of E. Remington & Sons, with an engineers approach to the study of the manufacturing process of the guns. All in all, this book is a welcome addition to the Remington bookshelf, and a classic study that will remain unchallenged for decades to come. Soft bound, 120 pages, 8 pages of color photos, black and white.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
Foreword, by Roy M. Marcot
Bibliography of William S. Smoot
Chapter 1 No. 1 Smoot Patent Revolvers
Color Plates of Smoot Patent and No. 4 Revolvers
Chapter 2 No. 2 Smoot Patent Revolvers
Chapter 3 No. 3 Smoot Patent Revolvers
Chapter 4 No. 4 New Model Revolvers
Table of Serial Number Ranges, Production, Finishes, Grip Materials, and Calibers for the three Smoot Patent and the No. 4 Revolvers
The Firearms Patents of William Sydney Smoot
Gun Digest Book of the Revolver. Cunningham.
Get to Know Your Revolver—Inside and Out!
Gun Digest Book of the Revolver covers all aspects of living with the double-action revolver: shooting, handling, carrying, maintaining and accessorizing—everything you need to know to operate the quintessential American handgun.
Topics in this comprehensive volume include:
Self-Defense—Revolvers are still a good choice!
Sighting options—including tips for aging eyes
Getting the right hand fit
Grips that work—and those that don't
Spare ammo carrying options
Maintenance and cleaning how-to's
The right holster for the job
Wheel-gun ammo choices for work, play and self-defense
And much, much more!!
Whether you use your revolver for sport, hunting, competition or self-defense, you'll learn something from this book!
Know your Walther PP & PPK Pistols
Covers models P.P., P.P.K., K.P.K., P.P. Super; T.P.H., and copies. Includes chapters on history, catalog sheets, development, wartime production, postwar German and French production, markings and numbers by period, experimental pistols, 4mm conversion units, operation, magazines, ammunition, and more. Illustrated with photographs of each weapon and exploded view drawings (parts schematics), etc.
The notorious outlaws of the Wild West used them with devastating effect. Pirates threatened prisoners with them. Soldiers still take them into battle. Police officers, security guards, and private citizens carry them. Designed to be fired with just one hand, handguns revolutionized the art of war. Discover the fascinating history of handguns in this comprehensive new title. Handguns takes aim at the history and evolution of handguns, from early Chinese hand canons to today's high-tech weapons. This fascinating book features more than 200 full-color photographs of the world's most celebrated handguns from key manufacturers. Look down the barrel at some of the most celebrated models of all time, including Smith & Wesson's Model 29 made famous by Dirty Harry. Discover top handgun manufacturers like Smith and Wesson, Beretta, Heckler and Koch, Inc., Springfield Armory, and Taurus International. Learn about different types of handguns, including single-shot pistols, multi-barreled pistols, revolvers, lever-action pistols, and semi-automatic pistols.
Big Bore Revolvers. Prasac
Is bigger better? You bet it is, when it's a big-bore revolver!
Big-Bore Revolvers offers a one-stop resource for the wheel gun novice to the hardened veteran and everyone in between. With in-depth coverage of commercial and wildcat calibres and their effectiveness, theoretical and actual application of terminal ballistics and a detailed look at today's available revolver platforms, this is the most comprehensive book ever published on the topic.
A one-stop resource for everything you want and need to know about big-bore revolvers Foreword by Dick Casull, modern big-bore revolver pioneer and father of the cartridge that carries his name--the famous .454 Casull A comprehensive look at dozens of oversized cartridges, their designers and ballistics Detailed descriptions of the power-house revolvers that can handle big-bore loads--even if you can't! More than 250 full-colour photos, highlighting cartridge comparisons, the revolvers themselves, and the big and dangerous game that are no match for the devastating power of these firearms And much, much more!
The Darling Pepperbox. Mowbray.
This inexpensive new book explores the Darling story, answering questions that have plagued collectors for generations. 104 pgs.
For decades, one of the most tantalizing guns in America has been the Darling Pepperbox. The Darling brothers filed their patent for a revolver mechanism just seven weeks after Colt did. While Colt went on to riches and fame, the Darlings died in poverty, and their unique revolving pepperbox is one of the rarest guns known to collectors. Many have claimed that it was the Darlings, not Colt, who were the real inventors of the revolver, but is this true? This inexpensive new book explores the Darling story, answering questions that have plagued collectors for generations
380 Enfield No 2 Revolver. Skennerton.
Hard cover, 126 pp, 80 illust., hard cover dust jacket, 1992. British service revolvers were made by contractors, primarily Webley. But in the 1920s, RSAF production began and variants introduced; WW2 production was farmed out to Scotland’s Albion works, a few were made by HAC in NSW, Australia during WW2 too. Item Code: MB1078
Shooters Guide to Handguns. Cunningham.
Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Handguns
By Grant Cunningham
From renowned revolversmith, writer, and self defense trainer Grant Cunningham, Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Handguns, one of the most comprehensive handgun books anywhere. It gives readers the facts they need to choose your handgun, select ammunition, shoot effectively, and take care of their investment - all in an easy-to-read, no nonsense format. This book is for all beginning shooters and handgun enthusiasts, and advanced shooters will appreciate its no-nonsense, sourcebook style.
Gun Digest Book of Firearm Fakes and Reproductions. Sapp.
Firearms collectors and traders don't want to get 'burned!'
With interest in buying and selling these extremely collectible guns at an all-time high, fakes and misrepresentations, and downright fraud has become almost commonplace in this industry of high profits and motivated buyers. Even the expert buyer can be fleeced by these incredibly involved and accurate forgeries, but with The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Fakes and Reproductions, the buyer and bidder will know exactly what warning flags and giveaways to look for, and will have a complete understanding of just how these expensive guns are faked and altered."
Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns Vol 2
MORE! of the Greatest Handguns of the World From the Best-Known, Most Popular Handgun Authority in the World After the first edition of Greatest Handguns of the World, author Massad Ayoob cringed at leaving so many great guns on the cutting-room floor, and readers clamored for their favourites that didn't make the cut.This companion volume picks up where Greatest Handguns of the World left off, covering more of your favourite handguns, including - Beretta 92Bren Ten, Browning High Power, Colt Pocket, Colt SAA, High Standard Supermatic, Mauser C96, Ruger Single Six, Sig Sauer P226, T/C Contender, Walther P38, And More. From the best handguns for concealed carry, self-defense and home protection to the world's best hunting and target handguns,Greatest Handguns of the World Volume II informs and entertains with insights from the world's most widely-read, acclaimed expert on the subject of pistols and revolvers.
Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns Vol 2
Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World, Volume 2
An Encyclopedia of the Best Handguns!
Take an entertaining tour of 14 more handguns that rule the world according to Mas...
You'll Love This If:
You're a handgun collector looking for history and ideas
You're a handgun hunter or shooter who needs in-depth handgun reviews from a trusted source
You already have Volume I or want the ultimate gift for any gun owner!
From the very best handguns for concealed carry, self-defense, and home protection to the most useful guns for target shooting and handgun hunting, Greatest Handguns of the World, Volume II contains all the great guns that were reluctantly cut from Volume I - all giants in their own right ... handguns that made a difference and were (and are) truly great!
You’ll Learn About:
Handgun history, development and background
In-depth details about 14 different handguns for concealed carry, hunting, collecting or target shooting
Gun review-style insights about which handguns shoot the best!
Each handgun featured in this new book, the second volume of the historic Massad Ayoob’s Greatest Handguns of the World, has made a big difference in firearms history. Each is celebrated with detailed exposition, delivered in a fun format with full-color photographs. Better known as a self-defense and concealed carry instructor, Massad Ayoob flexes his muscles as a consummate gun historian, and argues in exhaustive detail his reasons for selecting these handguns as “greats.” Ayoob treats each handgun with a history of its development, how it works and shoots, and how to ensure top performance from it for years to come. If you're a handgun collector, this is your "Sleeper's List!" If you're a serious handgunner, this is a must have.
The .41 Magnum
The Beretta 92
The Bren Ten
The Browning High Power
Colt Pocket Model
Peacemaker: Colt's Single Action Army
The High Standard Supermatic
Smith & Wesson .22/32 Kit Gun
The Mauser C96
The Ruger Single-Six
The Sig-Sauer P226
Thompson/Center Single Shots
The Walther Legacy
Plus hundreds of stunning full-color photos of the greatest handguns!
Classic Handguns of the 20th Century. Arnold.
This high calibre reference offers readers a dynamic colourful 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.
Handbook of Modern Percussion Revolvers. Morgan.
Six Shots of Blackpowder Fun Those old blackpowder
handguns look great hung over your mantle - but
they're much more fun to shoot Now, thanks to
"Handbook of Modern Percussion Revolvers,"
author Michael Morgan shows you just how entertaining
these history-making firearms can be.Inside, you'll find:
Detailed loading advice for today's modern blackpowder
percussion cap revolvers
Tips and tricks for accurate shooting
In-depth breakdowns for the three most popular working
Dozens of historical fun facts and trivia
Morgan's passion for these important firearms and his
user-friendly approach to shooting their modern
reproductions is sure to ignite the same excitement in you.
Explore the special world of percussion
revolvers - then get yourself a gun, some caps, and let the lead fly
Manhattan Firearms. Nutter.
Traces the Manhattan background from its formation in 1855 to its succession by the American Standard Tool Company in 1869. A serious work on an American maker; merits a place on the bookshelf of every arms collector & enthusiast. 65 B&W photos by noted collector Miles W. Standish;, 256 pgs.
Manhattan’s activities spanned the years 1855 to 1873--an exciting period in American firearms that witnessed the high development of the percussion revolver, its rapid decline in the post–Civil War years, and the emergence of metallic cartridge arms. Substantiated by original records, the author discusses Manhattan’s four patents, the connection of the Manhattan .22 caliber revolvers with the early usage of the .22 long cartridges, a lawsuit between Smith & Wesson and Herman Boker & Company, as well as many other aspects of Manhattan’s history. A serious work on an American maker, this book constitutes a significant contribution to firearms history and merits a place on the bookshelf of every arms collector and enthusiast.
Whitney Wolverine 22 calibre semi automatic pistol. Taglienti.
THE WHITNEY WOLVERINE .22 CALIBER SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Antonio J. Taglienti
If you like automatic pistols, don't miss this hot new title! Introducing an all-new reference guide to one of the most influential guns of the post-World War II era. The Whitney Wolverine .22 Caliber Semi-Automatic Pistol by Antonio J. Taglienti is a full guide to the history and mechanics of these fascinating handguns, researched and prepared with the full cooperation of the Whitney Wolverine's inventor, Robert L. Hillberg. Hillberg's involvement in this project was a unique opportunity to include full "insider" details of the Wolverine's development, as well as an amazing array of prototypes, rare documents and engineering drawings. Find out why this pistol is quickly becoming recognized for its history-making simplicity in design and manufacturing. Includes 163 large illustrations and exclusive serial number data.
Collectors Guide to Imperial Japanese Handguns. Brown.
This volume has ben prepared as an inexpensive guide to Japanese military handguns of the first half of the 20th century. It is intendede primarily for the collector who, upon encountering a new specimen, wants information to identify, classify and evaluate it in order to make a decision on its ourchase. It will also be useful to dealers in establishing values, and firearms owners who simply want to know where an individual pistol or its acessories fit in the overall picture of Japanese military collectibles. Over 80 b/w images
Firepower From Abroad. The Confederate and LeMat Revolver.Sword
This affordable book studies the both the Confederate Enfield and Lemat Revolver. Hard cover, 7 x 9-1/2", black and white photos.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
Section 1 The Confederate Enfield
Heavy Shipments Begin
The Gladiator Enfields
The Confederate Enfield Profile
'JS' Anchor Markings
Other Related Markings
The London Armory Contract
Section 2 Caleb Huse and The Grapeshot Revolver
Correspondence On The LeMat Contract
Section 3 Confederate Ordnance Notes
New Data On A Variety Of Small Arms
Civil War Pistols. McAulay
This book, by an established authority in the field, covers the handguns of the War between the States, pistol by pistol, including government procurement information, issue details and historical background.
Handguns of the World. Ezell
Loose front fly else VG Cond
From the dust jacket: "For anyone wanting to research the historical value of a privately owned antique, this book has all the answers: model numbers, manufacturers, exact locations of origin are all here. Over 1,000 photographs and line drawings make it easy to pick out model numbers and match your weapon to a reproduction of classic models in this complete guide. " ; 704 pages.
History of Handguns. Wilkinson.
Films and television programs have made the public much more familiar with the handgun as it features in many dramas and thrillers, but unfortunately this exposure has led to many misconceptions about the uses and capabilities of such weapons. This book offers a more measured and realistic assessment of its virtues and faults. Tracing the history of the handgun from its appearance in the 14th century as a slow, clumsy inaccurate weapon up to the present day, when it can discharge twenty or more shots a second with great accuracy and power, Frederick Wilkinson studies the handgun's technical development, how it was used, the emergence of collectors, and explores associated topics such as holsters and ammunition. He looks at how the authorities have struggled to find a balance between those who wish to own a handgun and use it for sport and those who see any gun as a dangerous threat to the public that should be outlawed.
Modern American Pistols and Revolvers. Gould
Publishers uncut Edn.
Revised Printing 1946 of 1894 1st Edn.
V G Cond.
For many years the author was among the great number of persons who believed it was impossible to do fine shooting with a pistol beyond a few yards, and out of the question to secure much accuracy from a revolver. With the object of learning the limit of accuracy these arms possessed, a great many experiments were arranged and exhibitions given by the most skilful marksmen to be found. The spirit of rivalry soon became apparent, and, without doubt, has considerably aided in determining the possibilities of the pistol and revolver.
The author feels that his labors have not been in vain, as he has the testimony of manufacturers of these arms, as well as cartridge-makers, that the results obtained within a period of three years are finer than it was thought possible.
As we close this little volume it is apparent that revolver and pistol shooting is about to become a very popular sport; the cavalry and artillery of the National Guard in America are[Pg vi] likely soon to be equipped with and instructed in the use of the revolver. As pistol practice increases in popularity, events herein recorded will, doubtless, be equalled and excelled many times.
The author begs to acknowledge courtesies extended to him by Messrs. Smith & Wesson; Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Co.; Merwin, Hulbert, & Co.; Union Metallic Cartridge Co.; United States Cartridge Co.; Messrs. Wm. R. Schaefer & Son; John P. Lovell Arms Co.; as well as the many professional and amateur shots who have devoted time and money to aid in developing the American pistol and revolver.
Fighting Handguns. Cooper
From the 1540s on, the handgun has been recognized as a handy weapon for individual fighters. Compared to other weapons such as the ax, sword, rifle and shotgun, it is light and compact, allowing it to be carried almost anywhere and deployed quickly when needed. For these reasons, throughout the centuries the handgun has endured as the best defensive weapon for most people, most of the time.
In Fighting Handguns, Jeff Cooper not only takes the reader through the development of this weapon from its beginnings in mid-16th-century Europe through the various iterations of single- and double-action revolvers and semiautomatic pistols, he also discusses some important aspects of carrying and shooting a fighting handgun under combat conditions.