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The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns, Pistols, Revolvers and Machine Guns: A Comprehensive Chronology of Firearms with Full Technical Specification, ... Photographs and Diagrams (2 Book Slipcase) Hardcover – 19 Mar 2012


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Anthony North has written and lectured widely on the subject of arms, armour, metalwork and antiques since the 1970s. Charles Stronge is an experienced editor and writer, specialising in politics, international affairs and military history. Patrick Sweeney is the Handgun Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine and has written a number of books and articles. William Fowler is the author of over thirty books covering military technology and conflicts from the 19th century to the Second Gulf War.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By alex on 4 April 2014
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Its a great read, but if you are a serious gun guy like me some of the language may annoy you. Now I bought this in 2 pack with the pistols and submachine guns and was supposed to find the AKS-74 listed as a sub machine gun even though it fires an intermediate cartridge. Expect some mistakes and you will enjoy the book, expect perfection and you are delusional, nothing is perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Stephanie Rogers on 3 Jan. 2014
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IF YOU: COLLECT, TRADE, LIKE OR SHOOT GUNS GET THIS BOOK!

Great for a collector like myself (I see an expensive year ahead from all the guns I have seen that I now must own)

clear and concise information including weight, ammunition used by each gun, development and so on..all listed by country! gives enough information to allow you to do further reading on an individual gun of your fancy.

Pictures could be bigger as identification is harder due to the small picture size, this is a small gripe as the photos are clear and colour and a magnifier is all that is needed to ID a pistol or such like!

very good all around
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Like I said in the headline the books them self are really good and my boyfriend loved them. They were about 2 weeks late and were covered in these green marks I don't know what they were but they didn't come off.
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By Cyashasvin on 11 Jun. 2013
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Two separate books, one for pistols, revolvers and sub machine guns. The other for rifles and machine guns.

Very interesting to read for beginners, highly recommend it for enthusiasts in the field.
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An excellent compact book with beautiful photographs and detailed information. Much appreciated. A perfect manual for the enthusiast and collector. A perfect reference book.
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This book was disappointing, it goes into massive details which is great, but fails to cover many modern firearms.
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By cm on 6 Jan. 2015
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Product arrived within schedule well packaged, undamaged and as described. An interesting read and well written.
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By LGA on 27 Dec. 2014
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Very informative for gun enthusiasts. History of weapons and different types. Good gift.
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