Good. 0935998225 1980 first edition National Rifle Association (Washington, D.C. ), 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches tall faux leather hardbound in matching slipcase, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, 144 pp. Light soiling to covers and minor bumping to lower tip of front cover. Otherwise, a very good copy-clean, bright and unmarked-in a somewhat rubbed and edgeworn slipcase. ~SP21~ Charles Askins, Jr. (1907-1999), also known as Col. Charles 'Boots' Askins, was an American lawman, US Army officer, and writer. He served in law enforcement (US Forest Service and Border Patrol) in the American Southwest prior to the Second World War. Askins was the son of Major Charles 'Bobo' Askins, a sports writer and Army officer who served in the Spanish American War and World War I. He wrote more than a dozen books and 1, 000 periodical articles on firearms during a long career.
Good+ with no dust jacket. 0935998217. Previous owner's blindstamp. First three leaves becoming detached from glue binding at lower end of gutter.; 144 pages. Illustrated card wrappers. Page dimensions: 276 x 210mm. Cover title: "Colonel Askins on Pistols & Revolvers". Selected contents: The First Handgun; Old Perennial the.45 Auto; The Revolver vs the Automatic; The Customized Handgun; The Hot Auto Pistols; The Double Action Auto Pistol; Combat Pistol Shooting; Handgun to Live With; The Hunting Automatic; The Old Gunfighters.
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