CLASSIC HANDGUNS OF THE 20TH CENTURY: A SHOOTER'S & COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
Author: David W. Arnold
Publisher: KRAUSE PUBLICATIONS/DBI BOOKS, Jan 2004
A dynamic colorful depiction of handguns significant to days gone by. 20+ models from the 1900s are covered - the Colt 5AA, Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum, Walther P-38, Beretta 92--reminiscent of the days of gunfighters & cowboy action heroes. 8.5x11 inches, 160 pgs.
This high caliber reference offers readers a dynamic colorful depiction of handguns significant to days gone by. More than 20 models from the 1900s are covered--the Colt 5AA, Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum, Walther P-38, Beretta 92--reminiscent of the days of gunfighters & cowboy action heroes.
Based on the series of featured 20th century handguns from Handguns magazine, each chapter will include thorough coverage of a specific model, including historical significance of the model; technical specifications; timeline of design changes, variations, finishes, and material; information on derivatives & clones; collector values; and handling & operating characteriestics. Full-color historical photos offer readers a nostalgic glimpse into the past life of popular 20th century handguns.
* Features complete coverage of the "The Peacemaker," the "Long Colt," and more
* Generously illustrated with both full-color contemporary & historical photos
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David W. Arnold has been on staff with Handguns magazine for more than 15 years. With experience in the military, David found himself stationed in South Africa as tank crew commander. He also has previous experience in the security industry (in the United States and South Africa).