Author: Norm Flayderman

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9780896894556

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 752

View: 8145

Over 450,000 copies sold and in circulation! Here's why: Identification: Over 4,000 antique American firearm models and variants extensively described with all marks and specifications necessary for quick identification. Values: Over 4,000 individually priced firearms. Full information on how to assess values based on demand, rarity and conditions. Illustrations: Over 1,700 large scale photographs accompany model descriptions for convenient identification. Quick Reference: An easily-understood organization, a standardized numbering system, extensive cross referencing and a comprehensive index all aid in making this book a must reference for every gun enthusiast. Firearms History: Histories of the makers with dates and locations of manufacture and quantities manufactured. Trends in Collecting: A review of the ever-changing collecting and buying patterns which have resulted in a volatile present-day collecting market.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN: 0760339716

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1458

"Featuring guns photographed by Dennis Adler from the Mike Clark/Collector's Firearms Collection; the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection; and the Dennis LeVett Collection, with additional photography provided by the Rock Island Auction Company Archives."
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Author: John B. Allen,Steven P. Fjestad

Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781936120741

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 400

View: 756

This new 9th Edition Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms by John B. Allen includes virtually all the black powder reproductions and replicas manufactured since 1959, in addition to all the new inline and modern muzzleloaders. Features: up-to-date values on thousands of models, plus detailed descriptions; expanded to include over 140 manufacturers/trademarks; hundreds of black and white images; most recent makes/models; updated sections on proofmarks and serialization; plus a black powder resources guide. Whether you re a collector, shooter, or hunter using black powder arms, this book has it all!
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Author: John F. Graf

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896896130

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 9871

Readers will appreciate the value of Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms because it combines historical, identification, and pricing information in one handy volume. &break;&break;A great deal of advancement in metallurgy and weapons design occurred during the Civil War as people on both sides of the conflict struggled to find better ways to bring a swift end to the war. These new designs are the basis of our modern weapons and spark the interest of historians and collectors. Unlike other Civil War collecting guides that deal with firearms only incidentally (if at all), Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms focuses on firearms only. The reader is told how to identify a particular model and what its approximate current value is. In addition, each firearm is given a '1 to 5 rarity index' rating that will guide the reader's buying decision when he or she is contemplating a purchase. &break;&break;No other firearms price guide offer this unique blend of features.
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The Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms: Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness, and Postwar Disposal

Author: William B. Edwards

Publisher: Thomas Publications

ISBN: 9781577470236

Category: Firearms

Page: 444

View: 3780

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Author: John Walter

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896892415

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 616

View: 9529

The third edition of this definitive reference includes expanded coverage of commercial and military rifles from around the world. From modern battle rifles like the American M16 to classic designs like the British Cogswell & Harrison Double Sporting Rifle, Rifles of the World is the most comprehensive book of its type.Arranged alphabetically by country of origin, from Argentina to Yugoslavia, this superior resource provides background information for rifles and carbines, both well known and obscure, from the breech-loading era to the present. With a blend of entertaining historical background and detailed technical specifications this is an essential guide for any rifle enthusiast.· More than 1,000 photos, plus an 8-page full-color section aid in identification· 100+ new listings offer readers more resources to refer to· Covers rimfire and centerfire models and every action type
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Author: Aarron Davis

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9780896894112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8410

This comprehensive identification and price guide goes a long way to giving Luger enthusiasts information to enjoy and be successful in an extremely active collector market. With Standard Catalog of Luger, firearms enthusiasts receive an unrivaled reference that includes: &break;&break;Reproduction of symbols and makers' marks from every model of Luger for use in accurately identifying the hundreds of Luger variations &break;&break;More than 1,000 detailed photos and line illustrations demonstrating design and performance of Luger pistols &break;&break;Manufacturing data and model rarity information to aid collectors when buying Lugers as an investment &break;&break;Perfect for firearm collectors, gun shop owners, auction houses, museums, and appraisers, this book helps every Luger enthusiast enjoy their hobby more.
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Author: Robert W. D. Ball

Publisher: Antique Trader

ISBN: 9780930625740

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 264

View: 5294

This is a comprehensive reference featuring over 800 colour photographs - never before published in a single volume - including a well-researched history of the Armoury, as well as each of the shoulder weapons made there. Descriptions include conversion processes and the advent of new technologies, along with each weapon's operating characteristics, specification, and marks. This is the first book to comprehensively cover nearly two centuries of an American institution that saw the nation through its most trying moments on the battlefield, beginning with the American revolution and continuing through the Civil War, two World Wars, and conflict in Korea and Vietnam.
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Flintlock Alterations and Muzzleloading Percussion Shoulder Arms, 1840-1865

Author: George D. Moller

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082635002X

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 3737

This third volume in Moller’s authoritative reference work describes muzzleloading percussion shoulder arms procured by the U.S. government for issue to federal and state armed forces in the period that includes the Civil War. These twenty-five years were an exciting time in the history of shoulder arms. During the 1840s, only a handful of American manufacturers were capable of producing significant quantities of arms having fully interchangeable components. By the early 1850s, at least one firm was producing rifles with close enough tolerances to be considered fully interchangeable. And thanks to the invention of the expanding bullet, rifled arms could be used by an army’s entire infantry. For the first time, line infantry were equipped with arms capable of rapid reloading and of consistently hitting a man-sized target at distances as great as three hundred yards. Like the first two volumes of American Military Shoulder Arms, this exhaustive reference work will be a must for serious arms collectors, dealers, and museum specialists.
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The Collector's Guide

Author: Steve Carpenteri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780883173008

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 259

View: 9267

For anyone engaged who buys, sells, or trades antique firearms, this guide addresses three basic areas--positive identification of the firearm in question, a knowledge of the gun's characteristics in order to spot repairs, modifications or "fakes," and how to place a value on the firearm.
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Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms

Author: George D. Moller

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082634996X

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 8275

American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume I: Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms focuses on the arms used from the early exploratory period throughout the colonial period and the American Revolution. Arranged chronologically, it contains definitive descriptions of the pre-flintlock and flintlock shoulder arms used in North America and detailed accounts of the development and progression of military regulation shoulder arms of the major colonial powers from the early eighteenth century through the Revolutionary War. Lavishly illustrated with more than four hundred vivid photographs of muskets, rifles, carbines, and other arms, this book offers an intelligent analysis of the shoulder arms procured and used by the colonists, colonial and state governments, and the Continental Congress.
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Author: Waldo E. Nutter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780811704694

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 250

View: 7333

Traces the Manhattan background from its formation in 1855 to its succession by the American Standard Tool Company in 1869 Illustrated with photographs by noted collector Miles W. Standish 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.
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Author: Brian L Massey

Publisher: Dungeon Films

ISBN: 9780994075116

Category:

Page: 60

View: 1991

IVER JOHNSON HANDGUNS 1871-1941 is a comprehensive listing of the Handguns of Johnson & Bye & Co 1871-1883, Iver Johnson & Co 1883-1891, Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works 1891-1941. Also Includes the story of Norwegian immigrants Iver Johnson and Martin Bye, and the story of how they turned a small Massachusetts gunsmithing operation into the largest firearms company in America.
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Author: David Miller

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760315606

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8906

Discusses twentieth century guns with full color photographs, and includes military and sporting guns, revolvers, shotguns, and machine guns from 1900 to 1999.
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Author: James Tarr

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440237478

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

View: 8497

The ultimate reference guide for every Colt enthusiast! In Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 2nd Edition, you'll find identifying details, historical background, up-to-date value data and more than 450 brilliant, full-color photos of all your favorite Colt firearms--old and new! From the first Paterson pistols to the new Rail Guns for the tactical crowd, concealable New Agents, AR-style carbines and competition rifles, Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 2nd Edition covers them all! 2500 price listings, with up-to-date gun values and detailed descriptions for more than 500 models of Colt firearms. Updates, including all of the hottest new models introduced since the last edition, make Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 2nd Edition your go-to source for everything "Colt."
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The Collector's Price and Reference Guide

Author: Philip Peterson

Publisher: F&W Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781440246760

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 544

View: 2821

Military and nautical engineering.
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The History of the Guns and Modern Reproductions

Author: Dennis Adler,R. L. Wilson,Tom Selleck

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873493376

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 9354

Collectors and enthusiasts can track the history of the original conversions of the 1800s through historic text and both new and archival photographs. All current modern reproductions are represented with photographs, technical details, and performance test results. In-depth coverage of the original revolvers includes models from Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Rollin White, Richards, and Richards-Mason. Modern guns from American Western Arms, Navy Arms, and Cimarron F.A. Co. are highlighted. Includes a full-colour section highlighting engraved and presentation models.
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