Sharpe, Philip B.


Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 2nd ed., Completely Revised and Greatly Enlarged, 1947. Xiv + 782 pp., numerous photo & other plates (over 650 individual pictures). D.j., 26 x 20cm. A little typical light edge wear to d.j., o/w V.G.+. This completely revised and greatly enlarged second edition of a very popular publication from 1938 presents the complete history of every rifle commercially manufactured in America, from the earliest right down to the 1947 models, with dates, exact measurements, all identification features and a wealth of technical information. Included are two chapters devoted to foreign military arms and one of the most absorbing chapters of all tells how the famous Springfields, officially dead after World War I, were revived on the largest scale of their history after Dunkirk. Over 650 illustrations ; lovely copy in its dust-jacket.

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