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Comprehensive 700 Year History Of Great Guns - Peterson & Elman


This hardcover book with dust jacket (9" x 12" - 252 pages) is titled The Great Guns by Harold L Peterson (curator of the US National Park Service & Fellow of the Company of Military Historians) & Robert Elman (author of the article on firearms in the Encyclopedia Britannica & historical consultant to major firearms manufacturers). 1971 copyright by Grosset & Dunlap. Chapters include: crude hand cannons, simple matchlocks, wheel locks, flint muskets, the blunderbuss, target pistols, jaeger rifle for hunting & target shooting, the Kentucky rifle, the Scottish pistol, the classic smoothbore, modern arms (Pauly & Dreyse - self-contained cartridges), ingenious guns combined with other implements, arms of the plainsmen, the derringer, the rifle-musket, single-shot breechloaders, Colonel Colt & Captain Walker & their practical revolver, the lever-action, Howdah pistols & elephant guns. Text is generously illustrated with photos & pictures. The book and dust jacket remain in excellent condition & would be a proud acquisition for any gun enthusiast's resource library.

Inventory #1911

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 June, 2011.

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