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Winchester: An American Legend

4.64 of 5 stars 4.64  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The most lavish work ever produced on American long arms, this book has been published with the full cooperation of the Winchester Division of the Olin Corporation, as well as Winchester licensee, the U.S. Repeating Arms Company.

The book's large format presents many of the firearms in exquisite close-ups, accompanied by substantial details of history, development, and sign
Hardcover, Reprint, 404 pages
Published August 15th 2008 by Chartwell Books (first published 1991)
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Dec 29, 2014 Checkman rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Gun buffs, Winchester firearm collectors.
Shelves: firearms
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This is a terrific coffee-table book. Beautifully illustrated with page after page of fantastic color photography. For those who are interested in Winchester firearms ,and rifles and shotguns in general, this book is a feast for the eyes. It belongs in every self-respecting gun-owner's library. One will literally refer back to this book innumerable times to find the dates of manufacture for a specific model, the serial number to date the year that one's Winchester was made an
This is simply a beautiful book of priceless Americana. R.L. Wilson knows more about Winchester guns than just about anybody. He has put together a book of illustrations which are dominated by the large-format Ektachromes taken by photographer Allan Brown, and the quality of the photos and their art direction are outstanding. The well-chosen subject matter in the pictures perfectly complements the story of the company which became a world-class industrial empire under Oliver F. Winchester in the ...more
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A neat history and some impressive works of art are prersented in this book.
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R. L. Wilson is America's leading authority on antique firearms. He is also the author of magnificently illustrated and detailed books regarding the histories of various firearm companies, the art of firearm engraving and embellishment, and Sam Colt, inventor of the revolver. He consults for and advises museums around the world.
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