Huge cost saver for DIY hobby gunsmiths and aspiring smithsSeries recognition - the most comprehensive assembly/disassembly guides on the marketDelivers complete takedown instructions for 12 more patterns (74 rifles in all) - for a great price Firearms enthusiasts subscribed to "do-it-yourself" theories long before it became ... read more
This book provides practical advice on buying the right gun for restoration. It describes the steps and potential pitfalls on the path to renovation so the gun can be used and enjoyed. The book covers all aspects of collecting and restoring shotguns for use - on an affordable budget. It is written for the shooter rather than ... read more
This essential reference for any handgun collector or enthusiast is now updated with current information on the latest guns and trends in the industry. New models are fully examined in the reliable, easy-to-use format readers are accustomed to. The comprehensive catalogue section is fully updated, expanded and well illustrate... read more
Learn how the most famous handgun in history was developed by John Browning as the ultimate refinement of a series of prototypes beginning in 1900 in 1911: The First 100 Years. Also includes detailed photographs and supporting text, about the incredible variety of 1911s.
The AK47 Assault Rifle is the world's most prolific and iconic weapon with over 80 million produced. Today, the largest threat the armies of the UK, USA and NATO are faced with is not nuclear, biological and chemical weapons but with man's real weapon of mass destruction, the AK47. Much of what is written about it, both in bo... read more
Originally written in the 1950s, Guns of the Old West is a factual account of the guns used during, and after, one of the most romanticized and often misconstrued periods in American history. It covers a wide array of firearms, from the smallest of hideaway pistols a the Derringer a to the largest of Coltas single-action revo... read more
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In this investigation of arms and culture, military historian Robert O'Connell goes all the way back to the first weapons - the claws, horns and hooves of our evolutionary antecedents and then provides a world history from a club, gun or aircraft carrier's perspective.
This handy reference guide, by the leading small arms author, provides descriptions, technical specifications, and illustrations of 75 of the most important pistols and rifles, including the Heckler & Koch USP/SOCOM pistols, the FN 5.7mm pistol, the Heckler & Koch G36 rifle, and many more.
In the sixty years since General Kalashnikov created the AK's distinctive silhouette, the gun has been at the centre of conflicts across the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The weapon that made him a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' has also appeared on t-shirts and vodka bottles, featured in videos and song lyrics and been ... read more
Colin Greenwood traces the history of rook rifles from their beginnings in the late 1860s to the period between the 1880s and 1910 when they were in their heyday. It also considers their decline in the period between 1910 and 1930s where they were displaced by cheap but efficient .22 rimfire rifles.In the late nineteenth and ... read more
The Drilling is a triple barreled, shoulder held firearm. The gun's name is derived from the German word for three "drei". As a "combination gun," the Drilling is comprised of various combinations of shotgun and/or rifle barrels, giving the flexibility of shooting both types of cartridges with a very wide range of caliber fro... read more
"Guns Illustrated" is a unique, cost-effective guide to what's new and hot in the firearms industry. Containing an illustrated catalogue section and more than a dozen field reports from some of the industry's premier gunwriters, "Guns Illustrated" is targeted specifically at the consumer who wants to know what is currently av... read more
Learn how with "the bible of knife-making." Gives complete instructions on making high quality handmade knives-forging and stock removal, mirror polishing, sheath making, safety techniques, required tools and supplies, and more.
Every hunter has a gun he wishes he could tune up, whether it's the ugly old piece that shoots straight, or the beauty which can't hit a thing. This book is, pure and simple, an attempt at expanding any hunter's knowledge of gunsmithing. It's an overview designed to provide insight, ideas, and techniques that will give the am... read more
This is the ultimate record of swords through the ages. From knives and daggers to bayonets and axes, it is a cutting-edge guide to over 300 of the most important edged weapons from the last 5,000 years. Discover revealing features on twenty 'iconic' swords from the short gladius of the Roman Legionary to the North American B... read more
This book does exactly what it says on the cover! This is the most comprehensive guide to identifying guns, for anyone who is likely to come into contact with any firearm that is in use today, covering modern service weapons to older guns still found today. With colour photography and detailed specifications from the world famous Jane
War is a driver for technological change, and the evolution of weapons can be seen by studying the design of the Civil War weapons cataloged in this attractive full-color reference book. The Civil War was fought all over the United States, although mainly in the south. More than three million Americans fought in the Civil War... read more