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The Winchester Single-Shot, Vol. 1

The Winchester Single-Shot is one of the most admired and sought after rifles ever made. In fact, the Single-Shot's reputation has been without equal from the time of its invention by the legendary John M. Browning through today's renewed enthusiasm for black powder cartridge shooting. This book covers every important aspect of the Single-Shot, from its design and invention to its many component parts, alterations, chamberings, sights, style variations and vital specifications. There is also a wealth of practical information and suggestions about repair and restoration. 302 photographs.

Hardcover: 270 pages

Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Publishers (November 1995)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 091721868X

ISBN-13: 978-0917218682

Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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This book has it all for the 1885 enthusiast, as well as for anyone who has an interest in John Browning, Winchester Repeating Arms, single shot rifles, and/or the beginnings of the modern gun industry here in America. Highly readable, with plenty of facts, figures, and illustrations. Well-edited, and excellent graphic presentation. A beautifully written, edited, and executed book, and one that you will read several times for the sheer enjoyment.The quality of this book is a standard to which all others of its genre should be written to, but unfortunately too often aren't. I salute the author for a job truly well-done, and I unreservedly recommend this title to anyone who has even a remote interest in the subject matter; the cost of the book is money well-spent. The book is that good.

John Campbell is to the Winchester Single-Shots as Frank Sellers is to the Sharps. This book, and its Volume II, are outstanding books about John Browning's first gun. It covers EVERYTHING you will ever want to know about this rifle, and then some. It is a must for anyone interested in the history of John Browning, Winchester and the famous Model 1885 Single-Shot Rifle. The book is FULL of pictures, diagrams and information about the 1885, including every modification and improvement this rifle went through during its long years in production. It also gives unbelievable details about every customized option or version that the rifle was ever made into. So if you are interested in the Winchester Single-Shot and its history, this book is the one, of two, to read.

This is a wonderful book. The photography and textcombine to give an in depth history of these Winchesterrifles.

The ultimare 1885 reference book and restoration/purchase guide! Bought Vol II also as a result of the quality and information contained herein.

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