Secret Firearms:Miniature & Concealed Hg: A Short History of Compact, Concealed and Disguised Handguns

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Gun enthusiasts will rejoice with this chronological look at the history of the handgun. Complete with vivid photographs and descriptive captions, you'll find over 180 designs, all with interesting side notes. Find out which firearm was used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln or how a Franciscan monk deserves much of the credit for the emergence of the handgun. From single-shot pistols, combination weapons, and disguised handguns to multi-shot designs, cartridge revolvers, repeating pistols, auto-loading pistols, handguns and the silencer, it's the whole world of hidden weaponry. Every gun collector and buff will find this is a must-read!

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This work is intended for those interested in social, criminal, military and firearm history. Coverage ranges from miniature guns concealed in garter belts, to special designs hidden in cases and umbrellas. It describes the mechanics of the weaponry and records their use.

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