Flayderman s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values

Author: Norm Flayderman
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc
ISBN: 089689455X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book simply known as Flaydermans is your go-to guide for accurate and updated collector pricing, and identifying and historic details of antique firearms. With meticulously researched data, descriptions of stampings and markings for more than 4,000 antique American firearms manufactured between the colonial era and 1900, and more than 1,900 sharp photos including a new 16-page color photo gallery, Flaydermans is truly the ultimate value guide to antique American firearms.

Blue Book of Antique American Firearms Values

Author: John B. Allen
Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781936120741
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new 9th Edition Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms by John B. Allen includes virtually all the black powder reproductions and replicas manufactured since 1959, in addition to all the new inline and modern muzzleloaders. Features: up-to-date values on thousands of models, plus detailed descriptions; expanded to include over 140 manufacturers/trademarks; hundreds of black and white images; most recent makes/models; updated sections on proofmarks and serialization; plus a black powder resources guide. Whether you re a collector, shooter, or hunter using black powder arms, this book has it all!

Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms

Author: John F. Graf
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440224706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Readers will appreciate the value of Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms because it combines historical, identification, and pricing information in one handy volume. A great deal of advancement in metallurgy and weapons design occurred during the Civil War as people on both sides of the conflict struggled to find better ways to bring a swift end to the war. These new designs are the basis of our modern weapons and spark the interest of historians and collectors. Unlike other Civil War collecting guides that deal with firearms only incidentally (if at all), Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms focuses on firearms only. The reader is told how to identify a particular model and what its approximate current value is. In addition, each firearm is given a '1 to 5 rarity index' rating that will guide the reader's buying decision when he or she is contemplating a purchase. No other firearms price guide offer this unique blend of features.

Handguns

Author: Jim Supica
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781607100966
Format: PDF, Docs
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Examines the history and evolution of handguns, from early Chinese hand cannons to the high-tech versions of today, and includes a detailed look at some of the most famous models of all time, including Smith & Wesson's Model 29.

American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III

Author: George D. Moller
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 082635002X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This third volume in Moller’s authoritative reference work describes muzzleloading percussion shoulder arms procured by the U.S. government for issue to federal and state armed forces in the period that includes the Civil War. These twenty-five years were an exciting time in the history of shoulder arms. During the 1840s, only a handful of American manufacturers were capable of producing significant quantities of arms having fully interchangeable components. By the early 1850s, at least one firm was producing rifles with close enough tolerances to be considered fully interchangeable. And thanks to the invention of the expanding bullet, rifled arms could be used by an army’s entire infantry. For the first time, line infantry were equipped with arms capable of rapid reloading and of consistently hitting a man-sized target at distances as great as three hundred yards. Like the first two volumes of American Military Shoulder Arms, this exhaustive reference work will be a must for serious arms collectors, dealers, and museum specialists.

American Military Shoulder Arms Volume I

Author: George D. Moller
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 082634996X
Format: PDF, ePub
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American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume I: Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms focuses on the arms used from the early exploratory period throughout the colonial period and the American Revolution. Arranged chronologically, it contains definitive descriptions of the pre-flintlock and flintlock shoulder arms used in North America and detailed accounts of the development and progression of military regulation shoulder arms of the major colonial powers from the early eighteenth century through the Revolutionary War. Lavishly illustrated with more than four hundred vivid photographs of muskets, rifles, carbines, and other arms, this book offers an intelligent analysis of the shoulder arms procured and used by the colonists, colonial and state governments, and the Continental Congress.

Manhattan Firearms

Author: Waldo E. Nutter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780811704694
Format: PDF
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Traces the Manhattan background from its formation in 1855 to its succession by the American Standard Tool Company in 1869 Illustrated with photographs by noted collector Miles W. Standish Manhattan's activities spanned the years 1855 to 1873--an exciting period in American firearms that witnessed the high development of the percussion revolver, its rapid decline in the post-Civil War years, and the emergence of metallic cartridge arms. Substantiated by original records, the author discusses Manhattan's four patents, the connection of the Manhattan .22 caliber revolvers with the early usage of the .22 long cartridges, a lawsuit between Smith & Wesson and Herman Boker & Company, as well as many other aspects of Manhattan's history. A serious work on an American maker, this book constitutes a significant contribution to firearms history and merits a place on the bookshelf of every arms collector and enthusiast.