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Very good condition. Photo is of the actual book.

The Modern Weaponry of the World’s Armed Forces is a treatise of military weaponry. It depicts about forty present-day weapon systems possessed by various nations, describing three to four weapons of each category with images, specifications, origin, development and design briefly. The weapon systems presented are almost all from the twenty-first century or the weapons presently under development. Only a very few officers in the three services know... more...

With its many new additions and revisions, this updated guide reflects the ever-changing collecting and buying patterns in the antique firearms market. Over 3,600 models and variants extensively described with all marks and specifications necessary for quick identification. Over 1,500 large-scale photos accompany model descriptions.

For beauty, precision and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armour of the samurai. For a samurai, the consummate warrior, his suit of armour was so much more than 'just' protective equipment that could save his life in the heat of battle--it was the embodiment of his personality, social status and very soul. This volume, the first in a two-part series on the armour of the samurai,... more...

Technologically sophisticated and powerful, the crossbow has long enjoyed a popular reputation for villainous superiority because it could be used with little training as a weapon of assassination. The study of bow designs, trigger mechanisms and spanning devices reveals a tale of considerable mechanical ingenuity; advances that produced a battlefield weapon requiring comparatively little training to use. It was an extremely useful... more...


The gladiator is one of the most enduring figures of Ancient Rome. Heroic, though of lowly status, they fought vicious duels in large arenas filled with baying crowds. The survivor could be either executed (the famous ‘thumbs down’ signal) or spared at the whim of the crowd or the Emperor. Few lasted more than a dozen fights, yet they were a valuable asset to their owners. But how did they fight and how did their weapons and techniques develop?... more...

A unique pictorial celebration of the West, lavishly illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity: a collector's item for anyone interested in America's Colorful past. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to today's Western films and videos, here are the arms and adventures who made the Colt, the Winchester, and many oilier marques into American legends. Over 300 color plates, and over 200 black-and-white photos.

Documents the machine gun's role in history with a chronicle of how it was used as a key weapon in protecting America's interests overseas, in an account that also profiles the contributions of its inventor, who developed the machine gun in the hopes of reducing military headcount and casualties. 30,000 first printing.

The development of cavalry firearms and the widespread disappearance of armor from the European battlefield saw a decline in the use of the cavalry lance in early modern warfare. However, by 1800 the lance, much changed from its medieval predecessors in both form and function, was back. During the next century the use of the lance spread to the armed forces of almost every Western country, seeing action in every major conflict from... more...

Years in its preparation, this updated guide covers a vast spectrum of pre-1900 firearms manufactured by U.S. gunmakers as well as Canadian, French, German, Belgian, Spanish, and other foreign firms. Offers detailed descriptions, dates of production, and current values. Illustrations.