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The Great Book of Guns: An Illustrated History of Military, Sporting, and Antique Firearms
Chris McNab (Editor)
159223304X
December 2004
Other Format
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Book Description
From the invention of gunpowder more than 1,000 years ago in China to the latest Metal Storm firing system with electronic ignition, The Great Book of Guns presents a historical approach to the development of firearms and their place in world events. In chapters on Pistols and Revolvers, Rifles and Shotguns, Submachine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns, individual weapons are featured in chronological order. Each entry is superbly illustrated with color photography and has detailed specifications and individual descriptions of the gun and its historical context. With an extensive index, up-to-date glossary of technical terms, and historical timeline of firearms, it's easy to chart the history and development of firearms with this superb treatment of more than 1,000 internationally produced weapons.


Knives
Joe Kertzman
0896891496
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In its 26th edition, the "World's Greatest Knife Book" is back with more than 1,000 brilliant color illustrations in an easy-to-follow format collectors respect, and the updated reference and marketplace review they need. Top knife experts dish on the latest trends and techniques in custom knifemaking, while updated reports deliver maker's name, blade and handle material and other specifics for each knife. A revised directory gives collectors and custom knife crafters links to knifemakers in each state, knifemakers associations' membership lists, related services and supplies. Knives 2006 celebrates the tradition and workmanship of this age-old craft, while illustrating its modern character. -Presents more than 1,000 updated listings -Features 1,000+ color illustrations for quick reference -Updated articles about...


Collector's Guide to Third Reich Militaria
Robin Lumsden
0711026696
August 1988
Paperback
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G.I. Collectors Guide
Henry-Paul Enjames
2913903878
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is spectacular new book from Europe's leading uniform and equipment publisher will follow in the footsteps as such classics from the past as From Doughboy to GI.

Histoire and Collections has earned a reputation for producing the finest, incredibly detailed and sumptuously illustrated books. Their technique reaches a new level with this latest book.

All the uniforms, insignia, badges, weapons and equipment of the ETO are described in detail and depicted in both photographs and full color graphics.

This book is a must for any collector in the field.


Warman's Civil War Collectibles
John F. Graf
0873494377
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Civil War collectibles, one of the hottest and fastest growing areas of collecting, now becomes part of the Warman's® encyclopedia of antiques and collectibles. Following Warman's trusted reputation for detailed listings and accurate pricing, this premiere edition catalogs more than 3,000 Civil War collectibles that were either produced for or used by the armies and navies of the United States and Confederate States between 1861 and 1865. Lists artifacts, relics, and memorabilia such as firearms, weapons, projectiles, uniforms, personal objects, flags, banners, and money. Collectors receive an introduction to collecting Civil War memorabilia and appendices listing manufacturers, a glossary of terms, and fakes. Accurate pricing is based on actual collectible sales and prominent collectors. • Lists more than...


Winchester Pocket Guide: Identification & Pricing for 50 Collectible Rifles and Shotguns
Ned Schwing
0873499034
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Winchester is the most recognizable name in firearms, and the collector?s market for the popular firearms is immense. Winchester collectors won?t want to be without this convenient pocket-sized reference, packed with identification and pricing information for over 50 models. Each listing provides a history of the development and production of the model as well as discussion of style and variations, a clear photo, data on serial number and production quantity, and collector pricing for all variations of each model in five condition grades! A valuable quick-reference table summarizes key features with information on receiver, barrel, proof marks, calibers, magazine, sights, wood, butt and stock. Listings are organized in an easy-to-use chronological format, with separate rifle and shotgun sections. The Winchester Pocket...


Soldiers and Uniforms of the American Army, 1775-1954
Fritz Kredel
0486440427
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Text by Frederick P. Todd. Splendid pictorial history of military apparel includes meticulously researched, beautifully rendered illustrations of regimental attire from the Revolutionary War, uniforms worn by the Texas Rangers (1846), Louisiana Zouaves (1861), Philippine Scouts (1904), and members of the Women’s Army Corps (1954). Descriptive text accompanies each illustration. 32 full-color plates.


Mauser Military Rifles of the World
Robert W. D. Ball
0873496175
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
"More than 100 million Mauser rifles were produced, making it the most successful rifle of all time Covers 75 years of Mauser military rifle history Crossover appeal for historians and gunsmiths alike The ultimate Mauser military rifle reference, this superior guide is packed with more models, all-color photos and Mauser history tailored to the interests and needs of firearms collectors. With more than 50 countries represented, 75 years of Mauser military rifle production is meticulously cataloged with descriptions, historical details, model specifications and markings, for easy identification by collectors. Mauser Military Rifles of the World, 4th Ed. features: *1,300+ compelling color photos, including new never-before-published photos of very rare Mausers, helpful in measuring collectibility *Data about how and...


Military Collectibles
Patrick Newell
0516233319
September 2000
Library Binding
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Blue Book of Gun Values
S. P. Fjestad
1886768625
April 2006
Paperback
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David Kennedy, Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
"Here at the museum, the first book we recommend for appraisal values is the invaluable Blue Book of Gun Values." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Roy G. Jinks, Historian, Smith & Wesson
"I recommend the "The Blue Book of Gun Values" as it is the most accurate source for firearms values." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Warman's Civil War Collectibles Field Guide
John F. Graf
0873499816
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Civil War collectibles is one of the largest and most passionate areas of the collecting field. Enthusiasts can carry this handy and portable field guide with them to shows, auctions and wherever else their quest for these popular collectibles takes them. Affordably priced, this reference covers everything from guns, to uniforms, to flags and swords - and everything in between. With more than 300 brilliant color photos and over 1,000 price listings, this book is a must-have for the Civil War collector on the go. It also features information on availability and reproduction alerts, as well as tips on collecting. -1,000 current price listings -300 full color photos -Portable and affordable


Standard Catalog of German Military Vehicles
David Doyle
087349783X
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the first-ever collection of images and data on German Military vehicles. Packed with never-before-seen photos and recently-discovered technical data, Standard Catalog of(r) German Military Vehicles delivers comprehensive coverage of the most revered and feared war machines of WWII. Covering everything from the famous Tiger tanks to obscure and peculiar hybrids, motorcycles and tracked vehicles, this all-encompassing reference is a must-have for any military historian, military vehicle enthusiast or military modeler. With historical information behind each of the 200 featured vehicles, as well as specifications for each and more than 1,000 detailed photographs, Standard Catalog of(r) German Military Vehicles is the best, biggest and most complete book on the market! -Covers 200 German military tanks,...


Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia
Francis Alfred Lord
0486436608
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Comprehensive reference, invaluable to anyone requiring accurate data on the Civil War period, is indispensable for identifying, describing, and understanding the use of more than 800 items. The profusely illustrated text is arranged alphabetically by topic, with subjects ranging from artillery accouterments, boats, and barracks equipment to digging tools, lanterns, patriotic sheet music, and a vast array of weapons. A must-have book for museum curators, dealers, collectors, writers, teachers, artists, students, and reenactors. Over 350 rare photographs and drawings.


Blue Book of Gun Values
S. P. Fjestad
1886768552
April 2005
Paperback
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David Kennedy, Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
"Here at the museum, the first book we recommend for appraisal values is the invaluable Blue Book of Gun Values."

Roy G. Jinks, Historian, Smith & Wesson
"I recommend the "The Blue Book of Gun Values" as it is the most accurate source for firearms values."

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Military Collectibles
Patrick Newell
0516235311
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Small Arms
Martin Dougherty
0760763291
August 2005
Hardcover
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The Official Price Guide to Military Collectibles
Richard J. Austin
0676600522
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
FOUR CENTURIES OF MILITARY TREASURES IN ONE HANDY PRICE GUIDE!

With its vast scope, The Official Price Guide to Military Collectibles covers pieces from such varied conflicts as the Revolutionary War, the Russian Revolution, the Civil War, both World Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, the Crimean, Boer, and Vietnam Wars, and countless others. Illustrated with nearly four hundred photographs, this unique price guide takes a historical perspective by focusing on the origins of objects and offers detailed descriptions taken from original source material.

COMPREHENSIVE.  From armor to axes, flight suits to combat boots, army caps to green berets, ammo belts to mess kits, grenades to mortars, bayonets to badges and ribbons, The Official Price Guide to Military Collectibles has it all--with a special...


20th Century Military Uniforms: 300 Uniforms From Around the World
Chris McNab
0760730946
April 2002
Hardcover
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