50 Guns That Changed the World

50 Guns That Changed the World

Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms with which to protect, conquer, and hunt. 50 Guns That Changed the World explores the most significant firearms from the past two hundred years ...

Author: Robert A. Sadowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781634504638

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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Discover how fifty great firearms influenced and helped shape our world. World history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms with which to protect, conquer, and hunt. 50 Guns That Changed the World explores the most significant firearms from the past two hundred years, from deadly weapons of war to quaint plinking guns. Included are: Winchester Model 1873 Colt 1911 Mauser Model 98 M1 Garand Ruger 10/22 AK-47 AR-15 Benelli M2 Glock G17 Barrett 82A1 Discover the history, design details, operation, variants, and users of each firearm, illustrated with archival photography from the manufacturers and of the guns in action. Firearms enthusiasts, history buffs, hunters, and shooters will all find something to marvel at in this gorgeous full-color book. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

50 Guns That Changed America

50 Guns That Changed America

The needs of many military campaigns ensured that the nation’s gunmakers have remained at the cutting edge of innovation. 50 Guns That Changed America will explore the most significant American weapons from the early days of firepower to ...

Author: Bruce Wexler

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1632205971

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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American history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. At the birth of the nation, Americans armed themselves with state-of-the-art long guns to fight their colonial oppressors. Once independent, the young country was drawn into a succession of conflicts, which caused firearms technology to keep pace with weapon design and production demand. The needs of many military campaigns ensured that the nation’s gunmakers have remained at the cutting edge of innovation. 50 Guns That Changed America will explore the most significant American weapons from the early days of firepower to the amazing modern guns in use today, including: Simeon North/Hall pistol Dimick plains rifle Spencer carbine rifle Winchester Model 1866 Smith & Wesson Army revolver Colt Peacemaker M60 machine gun ArmaLite AR-18 machine gun Each firearm is illustrated in full color with archive photography of the manufacturers and the guns in action where possible. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fifty Weapons That Changed the Course of History

Fifty Weapons That Changed the Course of History

Looks at fifty weapons that have helped shape the last 3,500 years, from the very first hand-ax to the AK-47 and beyond.

Author: Joel Levy

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 1770854266

Category: History

Page: 224

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Looks at fifty weapons that have helped shape the last 3,500 years, from the very first hand-ax to the AK-47 and beyond.
Categories: History

Armament Electronic Systems Interceptor

Armament Electronic Systems  Interceptor

The P - 36 , perhaps our first fighter to see action in World War II , revived the
Curtiss Hawk series and led to the development of the P - 40 in 1938. ... In its
original form , the P - 40 was a P - 36 modified by changing to the liquid - cooled
engine . ... In 1941 the P - 40D came out with four caliber .50 machine guns in the
wings , and subsequent versions of the P - 40 carried as many as six similarly
located ...

Author: United States. Department of the Air Force

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03395400N

Category: Airplanes

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Categories: Airplanes

Armor

Armor

Annual Meeting EVE Another development that promises to increase_Argun ,
and a caliber .50 model , called the M85 , for firing ... in contrast to the old caliber .
30 a camera unit , one or more receivers and various interand caliber 50 guns .
vening circuitry . ... Since World War I , the Army has used the reliable machine
guns designed by John M. Browning . ... of the compression ignition engine .30
and caliber 50 machine guns has not changed . will result in improved
gradeability in the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89065748923

Category: Armored vehicles, Military

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Categories: Armored vehicles, Military

50 Battles That Changed the World

50 Battles That Changed the World

Next, he brought up his heavy guns. The guns moved at a snail's pace. To drag
one of these guns took 50 yoke of oxen and 450 men. It took about two hours to
load each gun, and the guns could fire only seven or eight shots a day. Constan-
 ...

Author: William Weir

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442976573

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 182

50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it.
Categories: History

The M16A1 Rifle

The M16A1 Rifle

A U.S. Army training manual, presented in a unique comic book format.

Author: Department of the Army

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781616088644

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

View: 163

A U.S. Army training manual, presented in a unique comic book format.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Campus

Campus

Fleet Combat's gunline has changed considerably since the first four 40
millimeter guns were used during World War II . Gun crews report ... The 3/50 gun
mount takes 12 persons to operate and fires at a rate of 45 rounds a minute . The
MK75 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000010491136

Category: Naval education

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Categories: Naval education

Shooter s Bible Guide to Firearms Assembly Disassembly and Cleaning

Shooter s Bible Guide to Firearms Assembly  Disassembly  and Cleaning

With these helpful gun maintenance tips, up-to-date specifications, detailed exploded view line drawings, and multiple photographs for each firearm, the Shooter's Bible Guide to Firearms Assembly, Disassembly, and Cleaning is a great ...

Author: Robert A. Sadowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510715585

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 999

View: 361

Shooter's Bible, the most trusted source on firearms, is here to bring you a new guide with expert knowledge and advice on gun care. Double-page spreads filled with photos and illustrations provide manufacturer specifications on each featured model and guide you through disassembly and assembly for rifles, shotguns, handguns, and muzzleloaders. Step-by-step instructions for cleaning help you to care for your firearms safely. Never have a doubt about proper gun maintenance when you own the Shooter's Bible Guide to Firearms Assembly, Disassembly, and Cleaning, a great companion to the original Shooter's Bible. Chapters focus on a wide variety of the most popular firearms in several categories, including: Centerfire and rimfire rifles: autoloader, bolt action, lever action, pump action, and single shot Shotguns: autoloader, over/under, pump action, single shot, lever action, and side by side Handguns: pistol, revolver, and derringer Muzzleloaders Along with assembly, disassembly, and cleaning instructions, each featured firearm is accompanied by a brief description and list of important specs, including manufacturer, model, similar models, action, calibers/gauge, capacity, overall length, and weight. With these helpful gun maintenance tips, up-to-date specifications, detailed exploded view line drawings, and multiple photographs for each firearm, the Shooter's Bible Guide to Firearms Assembly, Disassembly, and Cleaning is a great resource for all firearm owners.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Machine Gun History Evolution and Development of Manual Automatic and Airborne Repeating Weapons

The Machine Gun  History  Evolution  and Development of Manual  Automatic  and Airborne Repeating Weapons

In 1938 the caliber .30 of the amount of ammunition left in his feed Browning gun
, better known as the B. A. M. G. , boxes ... the caliber .30 was its firstcould be
used fixed or flexible by changing the line machine gun for both fixed and flexible
mounts . ... Scarff ring was also worked out and specifications were written to take
care of all future pro Browning Caliber .50 ... on a light caliber .30 high into
service during the closing days of World speed aircraft machine gun , no concise
require .

Author: Ordnance Bureau (Navy Department)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211318147

Category:

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The Book of the World

The Book of the World

This state of things , indeed , has hitherto been but little changed under the
French , and it is easy to perceive that the growth of a regular and efficient system
of ... It then consisted of four frigates of 40 or 50 guns , and one of 38 , four
corvettes ...

Author: Richard S. Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001100310759

Category:

Page:

View: 707

Categories:

The book of the world

The book of the world

This state of things , indeed , has hitherto been but little changed under the
French , and it is easy to perceive that the growth of a regular ... It then consisted
of four frigates of 40 or 50 guns , and one of 38 , four corvettes , 12 brigs and
goellettes ...

Author: Richard Swainson Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600052202

Category:

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Book of Glock

Book of Glock

The Book of Glock references all Glock pistols available in the United States with in-depth information on all models—history, serial numbers, rare Glock variants, comparative models, cutaway sales models, and more.

Author: Robert A. Sadowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510716032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 195

While movies and television have made many people familiar with the name Glock, not many know the history of Glock’s pistols. With The Book of Glock, Robert A. Sadowski showcases all of Glock’s American handgun models, from the first model, the Glock 17, which premiered in 1982, to the all-new G43, and educates firearms enthusiasts on the quirks of each. The Book of Glock references all Glock pistols available in the United States with in-depth information on all models—history, serial numbers, rare Glock variants, comparative models, cutaway sales models, and more. Sadowski worked closely with Stanley Ruselowski, the president of the Glock Collectors Association, to bring readers information and photos of rarely seen Glocks. Each chapter is dedicated to a different model. Sadowski provides a timeline of the company’s evolution and a close look at how Glock redefined the combat pistol. Other chapters touch on rare models, commemorative editions, and Glock tools and accessories. Whether a firearms collector or a new enthusiast, anyone can enjoy Sadowski’s analysis of Glocks throughout history.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Scientific American

Scientific American

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bat hout any apparent to of various ... were made by nection with this last I with a
101. éberg 1 50 - gun . is invention is resort ay gun , and market ction with ... No
traveling agents employed . the burning of an open charcoal fire in a room is
short northern summer the waste of the world . ... moisture which is changed in
the atmowhat increase the subscription price of the SCIENTIFIC The application
of such ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158007775256

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

Gun Trader s Guide Thirty Ninth Edition

Gun Trader s Guide  Thirty Ninth Edition

For more than half a century, this guide has been the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts.

Author: Robert A. Sadowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510726901

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

View: 951

If you are seeking a comprehensive reference for collectible gun values, the Gun Trader’s Guide is the only book you need. For more than half a century, this guide has been the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts. Updated annually, it remains the definitive source for making informed decisions on used firearms purchases. Included are extensive listings for handguns, shotguns, and rifles from some of the most popular manufacturers, including Beretta, Browning, Colt, Remington, Savage, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, and many more. This thirty-ninth edition boasts dozens of new entries since last year’s edition and includes a complete index and a guide on how to properly and effectively use this book in order to find the market value for your collectible modern firearm. Determine the new prices for any firearm you want to sell or trade, whether its condition is in box, excellent, or good. With new introductory materials that every gun collector and potential buyer should read, this book is the ultimate guide to purchasing classic or discontinued firearms. No matter what kind of modern firearm you own or collect, the Gun Trader’s Guide should remain close at hand.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

50 Weapons That Changed Warfare

50 Weapons That Changed Warfare

In this text, you’ll uncover: · Crew-served weapons—from battering rams to Big Bertha. · Weapons carriers, such as tanks and bombers. · Unmanned weapons—punji stakes, Bouncing Betty landmines, trap guns, and more. 50 Weapons That ...

Author: William Weir

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 9781682618899

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 682

William Weir, author of 50 Battles That Changed the World, takes another look at the history of warfare by focusing on the hardware that served those famous battles. In this text, you’ll uncover: · Crew-served weapons—from battering rams to Big Bertha. · Weapons carriers, such as tanks and bombers. · Unmanned weapons—punji stakes, Bouncing Betty landmines, trap guns, and more. 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare analyzes the most memorable tools known to man, many of which have had enormous effects on the conduct of war. This book describes the impact of these weapons and how they transformed warfare—from the bloody carnage produced by hand weapons throughout history, to the never used (but universally feared) fusion bomb. Each weapon is not only described, but also illustrated to give a clearer picture of its usage and effects. These weapons have changed not only how we fight…but also why and when.
Categories: History

United States Naval Power in a Changing World

United States Naval Power in a Changing World

Now, a new generation of destroyers was about to introduce the 5”/38 gun.
Whereas the old destroyers had 4”/50 guns for surface engagements and a
couple of pitiful 3”/23 guns for AA, new ones would have dual-purpose batteries
of ...

Author: Edwin Bickford Hooper

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015014187556

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 299

Hooper traces the vital role of naval power throughout American history, and in particular the increasing bureaucratization and overcontrol of the Navy Department since World War II brought about by reorganization and by an increased Department of Defense staff. He makes a good case for a lean, highly decentralized, efficient bilinear system for the Navy Department. ISBN 0-275-92738-5: $47.95.
Categories: Political Science

The Fortnightly Review

The Fortnightly Review

Against these France can set 50 guns of over 48 tons , in addition to 14 of 75 tons
, total 64 ; whilst Italy has 16 guns of 67 tons in ... In conclusion , about forty of our
vessels are armed with muzzle - loading guns , which are quite the worst in the
world , and ... These muzzle - loaders should be changed at whatever expense .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101076431541

Category: Great Britain

Page: 28

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Categories: Great Britain

US Warships Since 1945

US Warships Since 1945

The heavier radar installation could not be mounted on a mast and arrangement
of 3in guns was changed . ... steam turbines , SHP 70 , 000 = 33kt Endurance : 4 ,
500 / 20 Armament : 3x5in / 54 , 4x3in / 50 guns 4x21in TT , six fixed TT
Complement : 337 DD - 931 - DD - 932 — DD ... Somers Morton Parsons _
Richard S . Edwards - Turner Joy Notes : First destroyers designed and built after
World War 2 .

Author: Paul H. Silverstone

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014276425

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 601

Provides descriptive and statistical information on United States warships, including aircraft carriers, submarines, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and amphibious craft
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Ordnance

Ordnance

50 Machine Gun It Has Proved the Outstanding Machine Weapon of World War II
D OR more than a year the Army Air ... aircraft machine gun , M1921 , initially
designed for timed and any of them can be changed over in a minute or so to
firing ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036909441

Category: Ordnance

Page:

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Categories: Ordnance