The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guns: Pistols, Rifles, Revolvers, Machine and Submachine Guns Through History in Color Photographs 1100

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Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters

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Much information (some of it factual, a lot of it fictional) is available about the famous gunfighters of the Old West―the Jameses, Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, John Wesley Hardin, and that latter-day folk idol, Butch Cassidy. Dozens of less-well-known but sometimes even more murderous gunslingers―such men as Cullen Baker, Harvey Logan, Longhaired Jim Courtright, and Mysterious Dave Mather―have received only scant mention in scattered accounts.

This encyclopedia―a who’s who of the gunfighting West-provides a compilation of facts, sifted myths, folklore, and outright lies, about the lives and deaths of 255 men, both the famous and the all but forgotten. Also included are detailed accounts of the almost six hundred gunfights the men took part in, mostly between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the century.

Each entry follows a concise and useful format: an alphabetical listing of the gunman; nicknames or aliases; dates and places of birth and death, is known; the occupations the man pursued; a brief biography; and, in chronological order, accounts of the verified gunfights in which he participated.

 In the Introduction, from the information he amassed in this volume, Bill O’Neal provides a fascinating summary of the data and offers new insights into the nature of the western gunmen and of the feuds and fights that bloodied the West. For example, he relates how a large number of the gunfighters used guns as tools of their trades, legitimate and otherwise―lawmen and detectives, buffalo hunters, army scouts, thieves, hired killers, and the like. Of the gunfighters included here 108 served as law officers at some time in their careers. The average lifespan, including those who died of natural causes, was forty-seven years, and more than 50 percent of the gunmen died from gunshot wounds.

Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters offers a unique compilation of information about these men―a comprehensive and reliable source.

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Knives 2017: The World’s Greatest Knife Book

Knives 2017: The World's Greatest Knife Book

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CUSTOM-MADE BLADES ON PARADE

In the explosion of activity in the handmade knives world over the past two decades, the cream has definitely risen to the top – and KNIVES 2017 shows off the best of the best. Every imaginable pattern, material, innovation and embellishment is embodied in modern custom knives, and the KNIVES annual book showcases the finest with spectacular, full-color imagery.
 
Collectors uncover real finds in the KNIVES book every year, custom makers land customers, readers are awed and inspired and enthusiasts come further into the fold. Coverage of trends and state of the art in handmade knives never disappoints, with artistry transcending time and place, and affecting the sensibilities of those who admire fine handcraft.
  • Engrossing feature articles cover bushcraft knives, swords of Norse lore, fine-tuning folders and smelting steel from iron ore.
  • Trends include chef’s knives, bowie/fighters, mammoth ivory and molars, boot knives and keen campers.
  • The State of the Art chapter delves into knife/sheath packages, sculpture, engraving and scrimshaw.
  • Find your favorite maker in the world’s most complete custom knifemaker directory!
 In KNIVES 2017, lose yourself in page after page of beautiful handmade knives and see why custom knifemaking has become a worldwide phenomenon

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Gun Digest 2017

Gun Digest 2017

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THE 71ST EDITION OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST GUN BOOK!

Generations of firearms enthusiasts have used Gun Digest as the number one source for information on guns old and new for hunting, target shooting, collecting and personal defense. Whatever your interest is in relation to firearms, you'll find it in these pages. Informative and entertaining articles by the top writers in the field cover the latest rifles, handguns, shotguns and related gear. In this edition there are stories on classic Colts, Winchesters, Lugers, Mausers, Remingtons, Marlins and Springfields. New models are featured from Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Savage, and there is up-to-date information on the growing popularity of suppressors, opinions on survival guns, how to really test your marksmanship, and shooting lessons from some of the world's top shotgunners. All this plus our 160-page catalog and buyer's guide to all of today's guns, updated ballistics tables, and a web directory to the firearms industry. Gun Digest is the most comprehensive collection of firearms information in print today!

IT'S ALL HERE!
  • Rifles, Handguns & Shotguns
  • Catalog & Buyer's Guide
  • Ballistics Tables
  • Ammo and Optics
  • Gallery of Fine Custom Guns
  • Industry Web Directory

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  • Information on rifles, handguns, and shotguns
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Gun Trader’s Guide, Thirty-Seventh Edition: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values

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