Guns and Rifles of the World/Howard L Blackmore. Chancellor Press. Hardcover. First edition 1965. Condition: Very good, very slight creasing and small tear to top edge of dust jacket. ISBN 0907486010
With more than 1000 illustrations this book represents one of the most comprehensive visual reference works available on the guns and rifles of the world, and is designed to help make it possible to date and place any unfamiliar example. An extended and informative introduction traces the technical and decorative development of guns and rifles from the fourteenth to the late nineteenth century.
Covering all ignition systems, with special sections on multi-shot mechanisms including revolvers, magazine guns and superimposed charges, the text is supported by photographs, period engravings and the author’s own illustrations, many having accompanying notes providing historical and technical data, producing a truly original and graphic encyclopedia on the subject.