You will find it easy to identify and price common collectible vintage firearms with this must have firearms primer. Whether your interest is in shooting, hunting, personal defense or collecting, you will find every non-military cartridge-era model of firearm manufactured between 1900 and 2007 within the 8,500+ models listed ... read more
The publisher of BLADE magazine and the ever-popular Knives annual delivers the ultimate gift for any and every knife enthusiast in this coffee table-sized book, showcasing expertly-crafted knives from top smiths.
Winchester enthusiasts of all interests will benefit from the expertly analysed prices, 500 superb colour photos and technical details featured in this one-volume reference. With five grades of pricing for Winchester rifles and shotguns manufactured between 1866 and the present, technical details, trend reports for popular mo... read more
This highly readable and extremely valuable training book covers the practical, field-tested details of sniping's three great skill areas - marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics. Rifles, scopes, ballistics, target detection, stalking, hides, cammo, countersniping, special ops, police vs. military and much more.
Do you know what a chicken choker, creep, official screamer, or tong tool really is? You can learn in this book. Find out about synthetic stocks, custom actions, stainless steel barrels, high-powered scopes, case preparation, loading for accuracy, bench techniques, shooting in the wind, practicing, and proper barrel cleaning ... read more
Compiled to provide a well researched, authoritative reference for soldiers at all levels in the command chain, as well as for the civilian observer. It provides concise and accurate intelligence on the hand held weapons which are currently in service, with detailed descriptions, photographs and specification.
The AK-47, or 'Kalashnikov', is the most abundant and efficient firearm on earth. It is so light it can be used by children. It has transformed the way we fight wars, and its story is the chilling story of modern warfare. C. J. Chivers's extraordinary new book tells an alternative history of the world as seen through these t... read more
Expert bow hunter and archery traditionalist, Dan Bertalan, has compiled the most complete bow making text available today. By traveling coast to coast and consulting with America's top bow makers, he has gathered the best information on how to build your own recurve longbow, improve your hunting skills, care properly for a b... read more
Showcasing more than 300 guns, from rifles and pistols to machine guns and grenade launchers, this 800-year visual history is the perfect gift book for anyone interested in firearms.
Handguns for sport and personal protection are among the most popular segment of the firearms industry. For handgun enthusiasts the allure of new models, updated customizing information and up-to-date retail values adds to the fascination of buying and shooting handguns. Handguns 2007 is the one definitive, single-volume so... read more
On its original publication in 1975 this book was instantly recognised as a classic, an unique and wholly original work that showed how social and economic forces interacted with technological developments to, first, produce, then largely ignore, and finally to deploy with murderous effect, a new and devastating weapon. It wa... read more
Completely revised - boasting coverage of nearly 3,000 handguns - this new edition is the most complete, authoritative, illustrated reference on the subject!Now in its 4th edition, Pistols of the World chronicles handguns of the metallic cartridge era (late 1850s to present), including manufacturers from around the world.
More than a few of the actual guns once in the hands of the heroes and villains of America's Old West still exist, housed in a dozen museums across the country - from the Model 1866 .44-40 that Chief Joseph famously surrendered to General Miles (now on display in the National Museum of the American Indian) to Wild Bill Hickok... read more
A provocative look at the life and times of the man who created the original weapon of mass destruction Drawing on her investigative and literary talents, Julia Keller offers a riveting account of the invention of the worldas first working machine gun. Through her portrait of its misunderstood creator, Richard Jordan Gatlinga... read more
"Standard Catalog of Firearms" is a uniquely valuable guide to the world of collectible firearms. The reader will not only be able to accurately identify collectible firearms but also assign up-to-the-minute values. With this information, the reader will be able to buy, sell, collect and trade firearms with confidence and wit... read more
Suitable for the curious readers and Japanese knife enthusiasts alike, this title provides them with a look into traditional Japanese Cutlery forging techniques and their modern applications, along with a collection of photos that document a large selection of the author's blades.
For the first-time rifle buyer or the experienced rifle owner looking for formal, comprehensive training in both classical and modern marksmanship techniques, Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Rifle Marksmanship covers all necessary facets, allowing a shooter to train and progress from basic competence to expert, with a sound kno... read more