Hardback book bound in blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title and gilt emblem of United States Navy Bureau of Ordnance on the front and gilt title on the spine, end pages have pictures of many types of machine guns. Book has light wear at corners with some fading of the title on the spine and former owner's name on inside front and back cover; otherwise internally the book is tight, clean and unmarked. The book is a history of machine guns and repeating guns. Book presents detail history in 5 parts - Forerunners of the Machine Gun; Manually Operated Machine Guns; Full Automatic Machine Gun Development; Aircraft and Airborne Weapons; and Automatic Aircraft Cannon. These parts include information on many of the gun's well known gun manufacturers. Over two hundred black and white illustrations. 688 pages including Appendix A ( Machine Gun Patents); Appendix B ( Characteristics of Machine Guns and Aircraft Cannons); and Index. This book has been declassified to eliminate "Confidential Classification". NOTE: THIS HEAVY BOOK MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE, PLEASE CONTACT SELLER FOR DETAILS BEFORE ORDERING. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Machine Gun History, Evolution, and ...
Publisher: Bureau of Ordnance U. S. Navy
Publication Date: 1951
Binding: Hard Back
Book Condition: VG-
Edition: First Edition -
Book Description Government Printing Office, 1951. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # mon0001766568