Classic Handguns of the 20th Century

Classic Handguns of the 20th Century

Book - 2004
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This high caliber reference offers readers a dynamic colorful depiction of handguns significant to days gone by. More than 20 models from the 1900s are covered?the Colt SAA, Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum, Walther P-38, Beretta 92?reminiscent of the days of gunfighters and cowboy action heroes. Based on the series of featured 20th century handguns from Handguns magazine, each chapter will include thorough coverage of a specific model, including historical significance of the model; technical specifications; timeline of design changes, variations, finishes, and material; information on derivatives and clones; collector values; and handling and operating characteristics. Full-color historical photographs offer readers a nostalgic glimpse into the past life of popular 20th century handguns.

Publisher: Iola, WI : Krause Publications, c2004
ISBN: 9780873495769
0873495764
Branch Call Number: 623.443 Ar64c
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm

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