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Title: The Story of the Gun.
Description: St. Martin's, New York, 1996.. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+.

Keywords: Ballistics, Smoothbore, Rifles, Percussion, Shot, Powder, Breech Loaders, Gatling Gun, Thomson, Tommy, Browning, Pistols, Cannons, Colt, Revolvers, Smith & Wesson, Maxim, Assault, Heckler Koch, Luger, Lewis, Mauser, Machine, Martini, Winchester, Web

Price: US$ 22.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 24211

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