Over 450, 000 copies sold and in circulation! Here's why: Identification: Over 4, 000 antique American firearm models and variants extensively described with all marks and specifications necessary for quick identification. Values: Over 4, 000 individually priced firearms. Full information on how to assess values based on demand, rarity and conditions. Illustrations: Over 1, 700 large scale photographs accompany model descriptions for convenient identification. Quick Reference: An easily-understood organization, a standardized numbering system, extensive cross referencing and a comprehensive index all aid in making this book a must reference for every gun enthusiast. Firearms History: Histories of the makers with dates and locations of manufacture and quantities manufactured. Trends in Collecting: A review of the ever-changing collecting and buying patterns which have resulted in a volatile present-day collecting market.The flintlock trade gun as it was standardized, had more wide spread use for a longer period of time (circa 1775-1875 approx.) than any other firearm in American history except the Colt single action. ... Earliest formalized markings were the design of a seated fox within a circular panel stamped on the lock and barrel alonganbsp;...
|Title||:||Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values|
|Publisher||:||F+W Media, Inc. - 2007-12-03|