Firearms An Illustrated History

This comprehensive volume traces the history of firearms, highlighting "turning points" such as the rifle with its parallel spiralled groves that could impart a spin to bullets making them fly straighter.

Firearms An Illustrated History

Firearms An Illustrated History

The definitive visual guide to the history of firearms and guns The Illustrated History of Firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver. This book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from the intricate inlaid shotgun to the modern army sniper rifle, tracing the history of the gun from army flintlocks to modern day military guns. If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, The Illustrated History of Firearms is ideal for you.

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Language: en
Pages: 397
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Pages: 320
Authors: DK
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Language: en
Pages: 470
Authors: David Westwood
Categories: History
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Firearms the Illustrated History
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Dorling Kindersley, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Categories: Ammunition
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A guide to the history of firearms and guns. It charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver.

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