Enlarged; Revised Edition. The handguns produced by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company have been the object of serious historical research for many years. The rich historical tradition and great commercial popularity of Colt handguns has made the Colt an integral part of the subject matter comprising the history of mechanical arts in the United States. Direct study of fine collections of Colt arms throughout the country form the basis of this book. Sixty years of research, engineering and production development have produced so many forms and designs in many calibers it is impossible to collect a complete history without blind spots or gaps, despite the availability of good specimen collections and fine reference materials. For the author, every new fact brought the realization of other facts still to be learned _ a never ending process. The text of this book, therefore, contains two types of information, the Factual and the Speculative. Soft cover, 6 x 9 format, 354 pages. Illustrated. Index.
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Very Good with no dust jacket. 281 pages, well illustrated, red cloth, former owner's bookplate otherwise very good. From the publisher: "Here, for the first time, is a single volume devoted to the 'complete story' of the Colt Automatic Pistol from 1896 to the present....Every Colt, from.22 to.45 caliber, is illustrated by a series of plates that depict the complete range of prototype, experimental and variant commercial forms.
Very Good in Poor jacket. 8vo. 281pp, index, num bw ills. Or maroon cloth in jacket. Tape stains to endpapers, some moderate foxing. Jacket lacks spine panel, pieces torn from top left front corner and top rear edge, rubbed at edges and folds. Plastic cover taped to jacket flaps. First print of this important reference to automatic Colt pistols.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Green hardback; firm and square with strong hinges and sharp corners, not showing any snags or splits; complete with original dustjacket, which is very tidy and bright with no tears or chips, just ever so mildly edge-worn; contents sound, clean and tight with no pen marks and no loose pages. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A better than very good copy.
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