Blue Book of Airguns Paperback – 28 Jul 2005
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About the Author
Dr. Robert D. Beeman is the founder of Beeman Precision Airguns and considered to be the "Godfather of the Airgun Industry". He is one of the world's most recognized authorities on airguns. John B. Allen is Associate Editor of the Blue Book of Gun Values, as well as the author of the Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms.
Top customer reviews
Beeman is an author ,collector, manufacturer, and importer of air weapons so can mostly be considered a reliable authority. Europe China, Japan and south east asian products all receive adequate coverage here. The best coverage is of american made weapons and european imports marketed by Beeman. The uk precharged pneumatics is one category covered here that is totally absent from Hiller.
There are a few errors in the UK section, most remarkably among Sussex Armoury products listed by a toymaker; Beeman would not consider a Sussex Armouy Jackal a toy if he was on the wrong end of one.
At over six hundred pages, all illustrated, the scope of the book is remarkable and obviously a few mistakes will creep in, but my overall opinion is that this book covers most of the material that Hiller omitted.
Some European airguns get very little reference and many have no pictures either, but maybe it would take two volumes to include pictures of all the airguns mentioned - and for me that would be the perfect solution.
This is the fifth edition of this book so it is pretty obvious that the author[s] have tried to keep the book looking modern, both in its content and the variety of weapons it describes. Even so the book is two years old and things are changing quickly in the airgun world, both pistols and rifles have come a long way in the last ten years. If you are a real enthusiast with plenty of money, and an interest in some of the less modern airguns this is the book for you.
Overall an excellent guide, but don`t take every detail as gospel.
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