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Sixguns by Keith: The Standard Reference Work [Illustrated Edition]

Sixguns by Keith: The Standard Reference Work [Illustrated Edition]
Autor: Elmer Keith
Data publikacji: 2012-05
ISBN: 9781614272823
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 21.6 x 1.7 x 28 cm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 330
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2012 Reprint of 1955 Edition. Profusely illustrated. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Keith was born in Missouri in 1899. His family moved to Montana six years later, where he grew up around former outlaws, lawmen, buffalo hunters, and Indian fighters as his life spanned the time from the Civil War veterans and gunfighters of the Frontier to the more modern age of hand guns. His teachers had survived the bloodiest war in our nation's history and had seen the great herds of buffaloes and the cow towns that helped build the West. Keith's writings had great influence on firearms in general and especially on single action six guns. Keith's knowledge of every facet of handguns in general and six shooters in particular is truly remarkable. He covers it all, from history to game shooting to gun fighting and much more. Although this book was written before the advent of the .44 Magnum, Mr. Keith's knowledge and experience are invaluable, with his game shooting and long range abilities most impressive of all. Keith also covers slip shooting with the Colt SAA, a fascinating and surprisingly effective technique generally ignored by modern writers. But most importantly, Elmer's honesty and integrity are his greatest attributes to those who knew him. If you love good old six shooters, you must have this book. This title remains an important and classic work on the subject. Table of contents: • Dedication • Preface • Introduction • Chapter I ~ History of the Sixgun • Chapter II ~ Selecting the Handgun • Chapter III ~ Learning to Shoot • Chapter IV ~ Sixgun Sights • Chapter V ~ Long Range Shooting • Chapter VI ~ Game Shooting • Chapter VII ~ Double Action Shooting • Chapter VIII ~ Gun Rigs and Holsters • Chapter IX ~ Quick Draw and Hip Shooting • Chapter X ~ Gun Fighting • Chapter XI ~ Revolvers Versus Auto Pistols • Chapter XII ~ Aerial and Trick Shooting • Chapter XIII ~ Slip Shooting, Fanning, Calvalry Guns • Chapter XIV ~ Loading and Management of Cap and Ball Sixguns • Chapter XV ~ Repairs, Remodeling, Resighting • Chapter XVI ~ A Bullet Chapter • Chapter XVII ~ Cartridge Reloading • Chapter XVIII ~ Selection of Gun Cartridges • Chapter XIX ~ Ornamentation • Chapter XX ~ Care and Cleaning

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