50 Guns that Changed America

50 Guns that Changed America

The needs of many military campaigns ensured that the nation's gunmakers have remained at the cutting edge of innovation. 50 Guns That Changed America will explore the most significant American weapons from the early days of firepower to ...

Author: Bruce Wexler

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435156862

Category: Firearms

Page: 176

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"American history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. At the birth of the nation, Americans armed themselves with state-of-the-art long guns to fight their colonial oppressors. Once independent, the young country was drawn into a succession of conflicts, which caused firearms technology to keep pace with weapon design and production demand. The needs of many military campaigns ensured that the nation's gunmakers have remained at the cutting edge of innovation. 50 Guns That Changed America will explore the most significant American weapons from the early days of firepower to the amazing modern guns in use today, including: Simeon North/Hall pistol; Dimick plains rifle; Spencer carbine rifle; Winchester Model 1866; Smith & Wesson Army revolver; Colt Peacemaker; M60 machine gun; ArmaLite AR-18 machine gun. Each firearm is illustrated in full color with archive photography of the manufacturers and the guns in action where possible."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Firearms

50 Guns That Changed the World

50 Guns That Changed the World

In a similar way that Colt SAA revolvers and Winchester 1873 rifles have been reproduced, the Parker was revived in the 1980s. By this time all quality American side-by-side shotgun makers—A.H. Fox, L.C. Smith, Parker, Winchester—were ...

Author: Robert A. Sadowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781634504638

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 319

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Discover how fifty great firearms influenced and helped shape our world.World history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms with which to protect, conquer, and hunt. 50 Guns That Changed the World explores the most significant firearms from the past two hundred years, from deadly weapons of war to quaint plinking guns. Included are:Winchester Model 1873Colt 1911Mauser Model 98M1 GarandRuger 10/22AK-47AR-15Benelli M2Glock G17Barrett 82A1Discover the history, design details, operation, variants, and users of each firearm, illustrated with archival photography from the manufacturers and of the guns in action. Firearms enthusiasts, history buffs, hunters, and shooters will all find something to marvel at in this gorgeous full-color book.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Twelve Inventions Which Changed America

Twelve Inventions Which Changed America

The Influence of Technology on American Culture Gerhard Falk ... Army, which used the Gatling gun and also used the Winchester-Lee 1895 straight pull action rifle.50 The United States entered the First World War in 1917 after it had ...

Author: Gerhard Falk

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 9780761860815

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and a history of technology in the United States in the past two hundred years.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

50 Weapons That Changed Warfare

50 Weapons That Changed Warfare

In World War I, repeating rifles and machine guns made bayonets almost useless. American authorities in that war estimated that no more than .024 percent of their casualties were caused by bayonets. But although the rifle was seldom ...

Author: William Weir

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 9781682618899

Category: History

Page: 343

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William Weir, author of 50 Battles That Changed the World, takes another look at the history of warfare by focusing on the hardware that served those famous battles. In this text, you’ll uncover: · Crew-served weapons—from battering rams to Big Bertha. · Weapons carriers, such as tanks and bombers. · Unmanned weapons—punji stakes, Bouncing Betty landmines, trap guns, and more. 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare analyzes the most memorable tools known to man, many of which have had enormous effects on the conduct of war. This book describes the impact of these weapons and how they transformed warfare—from the bloody carnage produced by hand weapons throughout history, to the never used (but universally feared) fusion bomb. Each weapon is not only described, but also illustrated to give a clearer picture of its usage and effects. These weapons have changed not only how we fight…but also why and when.
Categories: History

Instruments of War Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History

Instruments of War  Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History

Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History Spencer C. Tucker. aircraft, World War I (continued) French use of, 174 German Fokker Eindecker (monoplane) E.I through E.III, 173 Hanover C-III, 174 impact of, 172 Junkers DI and CL I, ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836558

Category: History

Page: 428

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This highly detailed and well-illustrated single-volume work documents the evolution of warfare across history through weaponry and technological change. • Contains more than 260 entries of weapons and technological changes • Features 25 sidebars that provide interesting insights as to the employment of the weapons and changes • Appropriate for students in high school, college, and military academies as well as general readers interested in the history of weaponry • Provides a bibliography and index
Categories: History

Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society

Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society

New Haven Colony Historical Society. 38 guns . 38 guns . 74 guns . 74 guns . 50 guns . 50 guns . 10 guns . 10 guns . 10 guns . 50 guns . 44 guns . 40 guns . 40 guns . made regular trips between these two places , bringing from New York ...

Author: New Haven Colony Historical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555036505

Category: Local history

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Categories: Local history

Hearings Before the Committee on Finance United States Senate Sixty seventh Congress First Session on the Proposed Tariff Act of 1921 H R 7456

Hearings Before the Committee on Finance  United States Senate  Sixty seventh Congress  First Session  on the Proposed Tariff Act of 1921  H  R  7456

To our mind , none of the above changes should be made if it is the intention of Congress to protect the American people ... They are far behind their orders , can not fill an order for 50 guns for delivery this coming hunting season ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112120067555

Category: Tariff

Page:

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Categories: Tariff

Hearings Before the Committee on Finance United States Senate Sixty seventh Congress First Session on the Proposed Tariff Act of 1921 H R 7456 Schedule 3 Metals and manufactures of

Hearings Before the Committee on Finance  United States Senate  Sixty seventh Congress  First Session  on the Proposed Tariff Act of 1921  H  R  7456    Schedule 3  Metals and manufactures of

To our mind , none of the above changes should be made if it is the intention of Congress to protect the American people ... They are far behind their orders , can not fill an order for 50 guns for delivery this coming hunting season ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00066862355

Category: Tariff

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Categories: Tariff

Protests and Riots That Changed America

Protests and Riots That Changed America

Negroes retaliated by “sniping” [shooting guns] from ambush.50 For almost a century after slavery ended, African Americans had to endure such violence and were often denied their civil rights. They finally began to win equality with ...

Author: Joan Stoltman

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534564176

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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The right to peaceably assemble is one of the freedoms granted to Americans under the First Amendment. However, those peaceful protests sometimes erupt into violent riots. Both protests and riots have changed the course of American history, highlighting sources of unrest, inequality, and tension in the nation from its earliest days. Readers explore the fascinating history of these protests and riots, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the Women's March, through engaging main text featuring annotated historical and contemporary quotes. Details of these marches and demonstrations are made further memorable for readers through fact-filled sidebars, primary source images, maps, and a detailed timeline.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Last Gun

The Last Gun

How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It Tom Diaz. 41. the ammunition that 50 caliber sniper rifles fire today was originally de- veloped during the First World War as both an antitank and ...

Author: Tom Diaz

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781595588418

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Newtown, Connecticut. Aurora, Colorado. Both have entered our collective memory as sites of unimaginable heartbreak and mass slaughter perpetrated by lone gunmen. Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago and Washington, D.C., are dealing with the painful, everyday reality of record rates of gun-related deaths. By any account, gun violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. A widely respected activist and policy analyst—as well as a former gun enthusiast and an ex-member of the National Rifle Association—Tom Diaz presents a chilling, up-to-date survey of the changed landscape of gun manufacturing and marketing. The Last Gun explores how the gun industry and the nature of gun violence have changed, including the disturbing rise in military-grade gun models. But Diaz also argues that the once formidable gun lobby has become a "paper tiger," marshaling a range of evidence and case studies to make the case that now is the time for a renewed political effort to attack gun violence at its source—the guns themselves. In the aftermath of Newtown, a challenging national conversation lies ahead. The Last Gun is an indispensable guide to this debate, and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how we can finally rid America’s streets, schools, and homes of gun violence and prevent future Newtowns.
Categories: Social Science