eBook Gun, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 146540354X
  • ISBN-13: 9781465403544
  • DDC: 683.4009
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Gun enthusiasts, lock and load! From the moment they made their first appearance on 14th century European battlefields, guns have shaped the course of human history. This indispensable guide profiles more than 300 of the most important firearms of all time. From muskets, rifles, pistols, and revolvers, to machine guns, shotguns, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles, Gun is at once a comprehensive catalog and an informative encyclopedia. Inside, you'll find famous firearms (special profiles of landmark weapons, including Brown Bess, Glock 17, Colt .45, AK-47, and many more); Gunslingers, outlaws, lawmen, and soldiers (from Dirty Harry and James Bond to Annie Oakley and Dick Turpin); and Legendary manufacturers (including Colt, Winchester, and Beretta).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Pistols & Revolvers.
2: Wheellock Pistols.
Famous Guns: Wheellock Pistol, 1635.
3: Flintlock Pistols 1550-1700.
Famous Gunslingers: Dick Turpin.
4: Flintlock Pistols 1700–1775.
5: Ottoman Empire Firearms.
6: Indian Firearms.
Famous Gunslingers: Blackbeard.
7: Flintlock Pistols 1775–1800.
Famous Gunmakers: Colt.
8: Flintlock Pistols 1800–1850.
9: Percussion-Cap Pistols.
Famous Guns: Colt Model 1851.
10: US Percussion-Cap Revolvers 1850–1900.
Famous Gunslingers: Wyatt Earp.
11: British Percussion-Cap Revolvers 1850–1900.
12: Brass Cartridge Revolvers.
Famous Gunmakers: Smith & Wesson.
13: Early Self-Loading Pistols.
Famous Guns: Mauser C/96.
14: Self-Loading Pistols 1900–1920.
15: Self-Loading Pistols 1920–1945.
Famous Gunmakers: Beretta.
16: Self-Loading Pistols 1945–.
Famous Guns: Glock 17.
Famous Gunslingers: Dirty Harry.
17: Revolvers 1900–1945.
Famous Guns: Webley & Scott MKVI.
18: Revolvers 1945–.
Famous Gunslingers: James Bond.
19: Decorated Handguns.
20: Rifles & Muskets.
21: Earliest Firearms.
22: Arquebuses & Hook Guns.
23: European Muskets.
Famous Guns: 17th Century Musket.
24: Asian Matchlocks.
25: Wheellock Rifles.
26: Early Flintlock Rifles.
Famous Gunslingers: Timothy Murphy.
27: Flintlock Muskets & Rifles.
Famous Guns: Brown Bess.
28: Ottoman Firearms.
29: Indian Firearms.
30: Other Asian Firearms.
Famous Guns: Enfield Rifle Musket.
31: Percussion-Cap Rifles.
32: Percussion-Cap Breechloaders.
Famous Guns: Sharps Carbine.
33: Single-Shot Breechloaders.
Famous Guns: Dreyse Needle Gun.
34: Manual Repeater Rifles 1775–1880.
Famous Gunmakers: Winchester.
35: Manual Repeater Rifles 1880–1890.
Famous Gunslingers: Annie Oakley.
36: Manual Repeater Rifles 1890–1900.
Famous Guns: Lee Enfield No.4 MK I.
37: Manual Repeater Rifles 1900–1945.
38: Sniper Rifles: Part 1.
Famous Gunslingers: Vasily Zaitsev.
39: Sniper Rifles: Part 2.
40: Self-Loading Rifles 1900–1945.
Famous Gunslingers: Bonnie and Clyde.
41: Self-Loading Rifles 1945–.
Famous Guns: Heckler & Koch G3A3.
Famous Guns: AK-47 Assault Rifle.
42: Sport Rifles & Shotguns.
43: European Hunting Guns.
44: Sport Rifles.
Famous Gunslingers: Frederick C Selous.
45: Hunting Guns.
46: Survival Guns 1945–.
47: Early Combat Shotguns.
48: Combat Shotguns.
49: Sport Shotguns.
Famous Gunmakers: Holland & Holland.
50: Specialist Guns.
51: Combination Weapons.
52: Early Multi-Shot Firearms.
53: Multi-Shot Firearms.
54: Anti-Tank Weapons.
Famous Guns: Taser Gun.
55: Rifle-Mounted Grenade Launchers.
56: Stand-Alone Grenade Launchers.
57: Missile Launchers.
58: Mechanical-Electrical Guns.
Famous Gunmakers: Special Operations Executive (SOE).
59: Gentry Guns.
60: Covert Forces Guns.
61: Silenced Guns.
62: Concealed Spy Guns.
63: Improvised Guns.
64: Prototype Guns.
65: Machine Guns & Submachine Guns.
66: Early Battery & Machine Guns.
Famous Guns: Gatling Gun.
67: Recoil-Operated Machine Guns.
68: Gas-Operated Machine Guns.
Famous Gunmakers: Steyr-Mannlicher.
69: Light Machine Guns 1900–1945.
70: Light Machine Guns 1945–.
Famous Guns: Bren Gun.
71: Submachine Guns.
Famous Guns: PPSH41.
Famous Gunslingers: Al Capone.
Famous Guns: Heckler & Koch MP5.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.