English Guns and Gun Makers Century of Guns and Complete Compilation of all English, Irish and Scottish Gun Makers from 1500 to Date. H. J. Blanch, Martin Rywell.

English Guns and Gun Makers Century of Guns and Complete Compilation of all English, Irish and Scottish Gun Makers from 1500 to Date

Softcover, Harriman, Tennessee: Pioneer Press, 1956. First Edition. Very Good+. This book contains a reprint of H. J. Blanch's "Century of Guns: Being a History of English Sporting & Military Small Arms" first published in 1909. H. J. Blanch was part of the Blanch family that began their work in firearms in 1800. This book is the first book on guns to have photographs of guns instead of drawings. It traces the development of the British gunmaking industry, and the firearms they produced, from about 1800 until 1909. While nearly all of the photographs are of British guns, some famous foreign competitors are included, such as the Colt Single Action Army. The end of the book contains a Complete Complilation of all English, Irish and Scottish Gun Makers and the years they were active. The Compilation covers the years 1500-publication date. No previous owner marks. Text and photographs clean and bright. Covers have some yellowing due to age. Top corner bumped. Book now protected in clear plastic covers. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. [Item #71454]

Price: $30.00

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