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1973 Arms & Armor Annual By Weaponry & Armor Historians

$75.00

This hardcover book with dust jacket (9" x 12" - 320 pages) is titled Arms and Armor Annual Volume I (Thirty Outstanding Articles on Weaponry By Leading Arms And Armor Historians Of The World). 1973 copyright by Digest Books. Contents include: Colaccio Beccadelli (1340 knight), origins of the wheellock, Medici's dagger, Switzerland crossbow, stone bows, last of the great armorers (Anton Peffenhauser), Japanese sword guards, Poland's winged Hussars, French royal armour, world's oldest known flintlock pistol, the Miquelet Lock's time & place of origin, primer of Ripoll gunlocks, 1600-1650 English swords, Felix Werder's signature, gunners' daggers, master of the animal-head scroll, English provincial gunmaking (1680-1720), brief history of powder testers, Perfected Lorenzoni repeating flintlock system, firearms of the Tosco-Emilian Apennines, first British Naval uniforms, Napoleon was not afraid, Trafalgar swords of honour, hidden marks on Boutet firearms, gunmakers William Parker & Parker Field, development of percussion primers, sabretaches, body armor in the American Civil War, the Venditti-Volcanic controversy, Winchester 1866 carbines. Text is generously illustrated with photos & drawings. The dust jacket shows shelf wear & a tear on the rear, but the book remains otherwise in excellent condition. A fine addition to the resource library of anyone interested in the history of weapons & armor.

Inventory #1914


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