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A collector's Guide to Military Pistol & Revolver Disassembly and Reassembly is the long-awaited companion to Stuart Mowbray's and Joe Puleo's 2007 book on military rifle assembly and disassembly. The authors have made a heroic attempt to cover as many revolvers and pistols that saw military service around the world from 1873 to the present day as possible.

As a result, the 51 handguns detailed in the book run the gamut from the well-known to the arcane. Among the former are the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army, Webley Mark I and S&W Victory Model revolvers -- along with the Mauser C96 Broom handle, U.S. Model 1911 and Walther P38 pistols. The latter includes the little-known Mexican Model 1893 Pieper, Swiss Model 1882 Schmidt and Webley-Fosberry revolvers, Savage Model 1907 and more.

Simple and precise disassembly instructions for each handgun are accompanied by a series of excellent color photos showing each step of the procedure. Also discussed are the necessary tools needed for each weapon along with suggestions of difficulties one might encounter. I've been disassembling firearms for more than four decades and can attest that the reader will find these suggestions will save him a great deal of confusion and irritation.

Gun collectors, military historians, gunsmiths, re-enactors, auctioneers and museums will find this book an invaluable source of information, and I cannot recommend it too highly. The 280-page soft cover book, published by Mowbray Publishing (GUNANDSWORDCOLLECTORCOME), sells for $40.


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Title Annotation:A Collector's Guide to Military Pistol & Revolver Disassembly and Reassembly
Author:Scarlata, Paul
Article Type:Book review
Date:Apr 1, 2012
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