• The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns, Pistols, Revolvers and Machine Guns: A Comprehensive Chronology of Firearms with Full Technical Specification, Shown in 1100 Expert Photographs and Diagrams

    The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns, Pistols, Revolvers and Machine Guns: A Comprehensive Chronology of Firearms with Full Technical Specification, Shown in 1100 Expert Photographs and Diagrams (Hardback) By (author) Anthony North, By (author) Charles Stronge, By (author) Patrick Sweeney, By (author) William Fowler

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    DescriptionThis is a comprehensive chronology of firearms with full technical specifications, shown in 1100 expert photographs and diagrams. It is a beautifully illustrated set of encyclopedias covering pistols, revolvers, machine and submachine guns through history. It features directories of arms from many parts of the world, organised according to country of manufacture. It includes key specifications for each weapon, including calibre, magazine capacity, barrel length and unloaded weight. Each book is fully illustrated throughout with over 1100 specially commissioned colour photographs in total. It details all the most significant and famous firearms, including Mauser and Lee-Enfield rifles, the Colt.45 pistol, the MP38 submachine gun and the Hotchkiss machine gun. This set of comprehensive encyclopedias covers the complete history of firearms. From the handguns, matchlocks, wheelocks and black powder flintlocks used in the Revolutionary, Napoleonic and American Civil Wars, the book looks at the progress of firearm design from 1800 to today. There are chapters on classic machine guns such as the Hotchkiss and Maxim and iconic submachine guns such as the "Tommy Gun", plus chapters on the mechanics and technology behind the rise of Super Magnum revolvers, semi-automatic pistols and assault rifles. The directories present a superb pictorial guide to the most significant pistols, revolvers, rifles, machine and sub-machine guns. Each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological contexts in which the gun was developed. Full lists of manufacturers and glossaries complete these easy-to-use encyclopedias and make this beautifully illustrated box set essential reading for everybody interested in gun manufacture.


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    Title
    The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns, Pistols, Revolvers and Machine Guns
    Subtitle
    A Comprehensive Chronology of Firearms with Full Technical Specification, Shown in 1100 Expert Photographs and Diagrams
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony North, By (author) Charles Stronge, By (author) Patrick Sweeney, By (author) William Fowler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,860 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754823766
    ISBN 10: 0754823768
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.8
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    DC22: 623.44
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
    LC classification: TS
    BIC subject category V2: WSXS
    Abridged Dewey: 683
    BISAC V2.8: ANT016000, SPO037000
    Thema V1.0: GBC, SVS
    Illustrations note
    over 1100 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    LORENZ BOOKS
    Publication date
    16 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anthony North has written and lectured widely on the subject of arms, armour, metalwork and antiques since the 1970s. Charles Stronge is an experienced editor and writer, specialising in politics, international affairs and military history. Patrick Sweeney is the Handgun Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine and has written a number of books and articles. William Fowler is the author of over thirty books covering military technology and conflicts from the 19th century to the Second Gulf War.