The A-Z World Directory of Revolvers, Pistols & Submachine Guns by Will FowlerThe A-Z World Directory of Revolvers, Pistols & Submachine Guns by Will Fowler

The A-Z World Directory of Revolvers, Pistols & Submachine Guns

byWill Fowler, Anthony North, Charles Stronge

Paperback | November 15, 2009

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This book provides a clear and concise breakdown of 500 handguns and submachine guns from all over the world, including early designs and those being deployed today. The weapons are grouped into two directories: pistols and revolvers, then submachine guns. Both are organixed by country of manufacture, covering the globe from china to CzechRepublic and the United States to Egypt. For each weapon, there is an expert summary of the gun's development, its use in battle or defence, and its subsequent popularity or phasing out. The entries each have a quick-glance statistics box, showing their technical information. Clear and vivid photography of the weapons completes each entry, giving fun enthusiasts a complete, illustrative guide for easy reference. • A colorful and expertly written directory of smallarms, fully illustrated with more than 500specially-commissioned photographs and diagrams • Specification boxes show the calibre, magazinecapacity, action, length and weight of each weapon • Features well-known and more unusual weapons,including Demark's famous Walther MPK; the"world's most powerful revolver" from Smith andWesson; and the Wild West's Colt 45 • Entries are grouped according to country ofmanufacture, with information about theirdevelopment and use, and explanations for theirpopularity or decline
William Fowler has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972. He is the author of over 30 books on military technology and conflicts from the 19th century to the Second Gulf War. Anthony North has worked for many years at the Victoria & AlbertMuseum. He has written and lectured about arms, armour, metalwork and antiques since the ...
Title:The A-Z World Directory of Revolvers, Pistols & Submachine GunsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.84 × 9.21 × 0.47 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:SouthwaterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844767027

ISBN - 13:9781844767021

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