By Timothy J. Mullin The K-Frame Revolver: the S & W Phenomenon, Volume II (1st First Edition) [Hardcover]

 
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This is a well-informed discourse by a professional self-defense expert covering all aspects of the famous K-frame revolver, the tried-and-true cornerstone product of the prestigious armsmaking firm Smith & Wesson, Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts. From its antecedent .32 caliber Hand Ejector model, introduced in 1896, through well over a century of production, the S&W K-frame revolver has long been the most perennially popular sidearm in the company's catalog, with production totals in excess of all other S&W models combined.

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Timothy J. Mullin
ISBN 10: 0889355770 ISBN 13: 9780889355774
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Book Description 2013. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Condition: New. Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This book is a follow-on to the 282 page title MAGNUM - The S&W .357 Magnum Phenomenon, published in 2012. Beginning with an introductory thumbnail history of Smith & Wesson, including all the changes in corporate ownership to date, the book follows the K-frame through the decades since its introduction in 1899. Chapters on developments Prior to World War I; Contemporary Evaluations, taken from the author's extensive collection of early arms-oriented periodicals; The Scourge of "Those Spanish Imitations" during the 1920s; and The Depression of the 1930s, when the first K-22 was introduced. A full chapter on The K-Frame During WWII includes new material on the 9mm Light Rifle, the .38/200 Revolver, made in unprecedented quantities for British and Commonwealth forces (including an experimental 9mm version), and the U.S. Victory Model. The short-lived prewar short-action K-22 "Masterpiece" was introduced, while later, in 1944, a fatal accident involving a Navy Victory Model mandated the crash development of a new, more positive demand from police and civilian shooters alike surged in the "K-Frame Boom" after WWII, and many ex-wartime .38/200s and Victory Models were converted for civilian sale, or were specifically marked for issue to police forces in Occupied Germany. New commercial target models and the alloy-frame "Airweight" were introduced, and a little-known copy of the M&P was produced in limited numbers in Israel, in 9mm Parabellum caliber.A multi-chapter Retrospective includes Features of the K-Frame; Competitors of the M&P from U.S. and foreign makers; famous Users (including, among others, Elmer Keith, Ed McGivern, Herrmann Goring, Col. Rex Applegate, Bill Jordan, and Ian Fleming). The book concludes with a Bibliography and a comprehensive Index of this book and our earlier title MAGNUM. 592 mostly color illustrations. Seller Inventory # ANG-2013-9780889355774-X3

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Mullin, Timothy J.
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Book Description Collector Grade Publications, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition..... 511 pages. Almost 600 illustrations, many in color. Hardcover with a dust jacket. Huge volume. This is a well-informed discourse by a professional self-defense expert covering all aspects of the famous K-frame revolver, the tried-and-true cornerstone producet of the prestigious armsmaking firm Smith & Wesson, Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts. From its antecedent .32 califber Hand Ejector model, introduced in 1896, through well over a century of production, the S&W K-frame revolver has long been the most perennially popular sidearm in the company's catalog, with production totals in excess of all other S&W models combined. K-frame S&Ws have proven to be exceptionally versatile throughout this unprecedentedly long period. Fixed-sight M&P versions have provided much peace of mind to those who carried them as duty guns or who kept one handy for home protection, while the adjustably-sighted targe models have performed with great reliability and precision in matches fired by a vast number of target shooters. Both types have proven themselves over time to be dependable companions in wild and dangerous places. It is most interesting to consider, as we do in this book, how safety features on Smith & Wesson revolvers have been a recurring theme over the years. Obviously right from the beginning everyone connected with the newly-developed Hand Ejectors was familiar with the danger of a weapon firing when dropped if a cartridge was under the firing pin. We have documented the repeated efforts by Smith & Wesson to ensure that their revolvers were free from this hazard, with the most recent modification being added in 1944 in response to the incident of a sailor who was fatally shot by his dropped Victory Model during WWII. A seguel to Volume I, Magnum - The S&W Magnum Phenomenon. The page and figure numbering in this book continues on from where Volume I left off, and a comprehensive Index to both volumes appears in the back of this book. An outstanding new reference. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 5045

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Book Description Collector Grade Publications, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 592 illustrations, most in color. This book is a follow-on to our 282-page title MAGNUM - The S&W .357 Magnum Phenomenon, published in 2012. Beginning with an introductory thumbnail history of Smith & Wesson, including all the changes in corporate ownership to date, the book follows the K-frame through the decades since its introduction in 1899, with chapters on Developments Prior to World War I; Contemporary Evaluations, taken from the author's extensive collection of early arms-oriented periodicals; The Scourge of "Those Spanish Imitations" during the 1920s; and The Depression of the 1930s, when the first K-22 was introduced. A full chapter on The K-Frame During WWII includes new material on the 9mm Light Rifle, the .38/200 Revolver, made in unprecedented quantities for British and Commonwealth forces (including an experimental 9mm version), and the U.S. Victory Model. The short-lived prewar short-action K-22 "Masterpiece" was introduced, while later, in 1944, a fatal accident involving a Navy Victory Model mandated the crash development of a new, more positive hammer safety. Demand from police and civilian shooters alike surged in the "K-Frame Boom" after WWII, and many ex-wartime .38/200s and Victory Models were converted for civilian sale, or were specifically marked for issue to police forces in Occupied Germany. New commercial target models and the alloy-frame "Airweight" were introduced, and a little-known copy of the M&P was produced in limited numbers in Israel, in 9mm Parabellum caliber. Numbers Replaced Names in 1957, with the standard M&P leading the way as the Model 10. The Airweight Model 12 was used by the Swedish Air Force, and a special version was produced for the French police with a manual safety on the sideplate. The .357 Magnum chambering was added, first in the Combat Magnum (Model 19) and then in the fixed-sight Model 13. Stainless steel K-frames were introduced in 1970, and the special Model 547, in 9mm caliber, was produced for the French Gendarmerie. Many other recent K-frame models are depicted and discussed, including the Scandium-alloy Model 315 Nightguard. A multi-chapter Retrospective includes Features of the K-Frame; Competitors of the M&P from U.S. and foreign makers; Famous Users (including, among others, Elmer Keith, Ed McGivern, Herrmann Goring, Col. Rex Applegate, Bill Jordan, and Ian Fleming); Postwar Military Use of the K-Frame, including the USAF M13 "Aircrewman" and military cartridges and accessories; Unusual Variations and Rarities, including some spectacular engraved examples; Custom Features (stocks, sights, barrels, revolver safeties, etc.); and Commercial Accessories (ammunition, holsters, boxes and cases). The book concludes with a Bibliography and a comprehensive Index of this book and our earlier title MAGNUM. Seller Inventory # 002169

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