Arms & Militaria Press, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Each section is arranged in an essential chronological sequence following the various models and their development. Indexed & cross-indexed. Technical data & notes accompanying each entry make this an ideal study. The colour illustrations provide more detail than is possible with so many more written words. In fact, the use of a magnifying glass can bring up fine detail even more. This encyclopedia covers a wide range of models and makers of antique, historical, sporting, presentation, target and service issue pistols and revolvers. All from a lifetime of keen collecting. Alphabetic categories are... A~ Australasia, B~ British (other than Webley & Enfield), C~ Colt Firearms, D~ Demonstration & Sectionised Cut-aways, E~ Enfield R.S.A.F., F~ Free Western Europe (other than Germanic & Italy), G~ Germanic & Austro-Hungaria, H~ High Standard & Mitchell, I~ Italy, J~ Iver Johnson, K~ Signal & Flare Pistols, L~ Likeness Reproductions, M~ Miniatures & Models, N~ Non-aligned Countries, O~ Oriental, P~ Presentation Engraved, Q~ Sturm Ruger, R~ Remington Arms, S~ Smith & Wesson, T~ Savage & Stevens, U~ USSR & Eastern Europe, V~ Various other North American Makers, W~ Webley, X~ Target & Competition, Y~ South America, Z~ Zuid Afrik Republic. Each handgun entry is numbered for ready reference. Some items are cross-referenced where they may fall under more than one category: e.g. Maker / Presentation; Maker / Cut-away; or Australasian / Target; etc. 592 pages printed on matte art paper, Over 1,440 items catalogued in alphabetical order, with 3,550+ Full colour illustrations, plus a marking ribbon. MINT. Item #13763
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