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Winchester Shotguns

In the study and appreciation of American history, and in understanding the crucial role played by firearms in that extraordinary saga, one of the most famous gunmakers is Winchester. Their products are so much in demand that they indisputably hold the title of the Blue Chips of gun collecting.And while a notable amount of literature on these marques has appeared in print, much of it from the period of post-World War II, there are still major categories which demand focused books. Such works are in response not only to the "need to know" from students, historians and collectors, but also are a powerful reflection of the ever-expanding explosion of interest in the magical world of firearms.The study of arms is a highly visual, and technical, pursuit. Having the objects sitting on a page, as if they are on the reader's desk, is a true delight. Few photographers can equal those images of excellence. And no one today can match his combination of skill, aptitude and artistry at doing both text and photographs

Hardcover: 372 pages

Publisher: Chartwell Books; 1st edition (May 15, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0785821082

ISBN-13: 978-0785821083

Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1.3 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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This book wasn't quite what I expected. It has great illustrations but not the type of information I was looking for. It would make a great coffee table book but as a reference it just isn't up to what I needed.

Best color photos of Winchester shotguns of any book. By this book for the photos. Information is only ok. Dave Riffle writes a more detailed history if that is what you are looking for.

Having purchased works by this author previously, I knew what to expect and was not disappointed! the photography and layout is gorgeous. It is a coffee table book to treasure and I for one pick it up frequently just to drool over what I will more than likely never see in the flesh (so to speak). I have other books that supply the technical details such as serial numbers and production dates but for sheer heart string plucking beauty, I cannot imagine a better book. Wazza P.S. I am in New Zealand so Winchester shotguns are far harder to come by...

I peticularly enjoyed the parts on the early shotguns, especially the works of John Moses Browning and the refurence to Spencer's Pump Action shotgun. Nicely written. Wonderful pictures. Very well put together.No library on firearms should be without this book.

Very good review of Winchester shotgun history. Reviewe initial products up to the product line when the book was published. Very good information if you are into Winchester shotgun history or a collector. A good value for the money.

Excellent photography and thorough history of Winchester shotguns. Incredible bargain! If you have a gun room or library this book would be the one to have on the coffee table.

Beautiful pictures and complete with all models. I learned a lot and my grandsons are getting an appeaciation for the fine workmanship and beauty of this classic guns.

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