The Devil's Paintbrush (Sir Hiram Maxim's Gun)

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9780889352827: The Devil's Paintbrush (Sir Hiram Maxim's Gun)

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Goldsmith, Dolf L.
Published by Collector Grade Publications (2002)
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Book Description Collector Grade Publications, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 3rd Edition. Deluxe Expanded Third Edition, 568 pages. Over 800 illustrations. Hardcover with a dust jacket. Maxim invented a self-powered machine gun, which performed all the necessary functions--loading, cocking, locking, firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, indexing and reloading--by means of the gun's own ammunition-instigated recoil energy, which others had described as "at best useless, and at worst dangerous". As the sun set forever on the era of the hand-cranked machine gun, consolidations and licensed production agreements turned the Maxim into a worldwide phenomenon. During World War I the Maxim earned the singular if somewhat dubious distinction of being the only gun used in virtually identical versions by both sides: "The Devil's Paintbrush" was an expression coined during the Great War by allied correspondents to describe the ghastly carnage wreaked by MG08 Maxims in the hands of elite German machine gun crews. Prototype and production versions of every sort of Maxim from over a dozen user countries are described and illustrated, along with the incredibly varied and ingenious array of accessories and ancillaries produced around the world during the Maxim's eighty-year lifespan. A fascinating and valuable reference. NOW OUT OF PRINT. Bookseller Inventory # 5003

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Book Description Collector Grade Publications Inc., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Deluxe Expanded (Third) Edition, 2002. 0889352828. Bookseller Inventory # 575921

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Book Description Collector Grade Publications Inc., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0889352828

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Book Description Collector Grade Publications I, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110889352828

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