50 Famous Firearms You've Got to Own. Rick Hacker's Bucket by Rick Hacker

By Rick Hacker

The best weapons Ever

50 well-known Firearms you have to Own finds taking pictures guru Richard Hacker's favourite weapons and gives the last word want record for each firearms fanatic in the USA. After virtually forty years of taking pictures, studying and writing approximately weapons, Hacker has narrowed down his must-have fi rearms record during this one-of-a sort guide.

This booklet features:

  • 50 of the world's most sensible and hottest guns
  • Stunning full-color images of those breath-taking firearms
  • Fascinating and little-known old and function details on vintage guns
  • Practical wisdom on well known, shootable weapons you could buy
  • And a lot, a lot more!
  • Whether you are looking to begin a bucket-list gun assortment or simply get pleasure from interpreting approximately nice all-time firearms, this e-book info 50 hall-of-fame weapons in informative, exciting type. it really is an remarkable buyer's consultant for enthusiastic shooters and collectors.

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    I finally succumbed to temptation and have regretted it ever since. A few years later, right before the advent of the cross-bolt “safety,” I did a shooting test with a then-current Marlin 39 TD (Take-Down) carbine, which featured a straight-grip stock and 161⁄4-inch barrel. The accuracy with copper plated bullets was so impressive (soft lead bullets tend to clog microgroove rifling), I bought the gun. To date the Marlin 39 still remains in the line, with more than 2,200,000 having been produced—but, sadly, its days might be numbered.

    Because ads announcing the new Colt Frontier Scout began appearing in 1956—almost a full year before the first guns were shipped from the factory, on November 27, 1957—demand had built. 50, for walnut stocks), the Colt Scout proved immensely popular right out of the starting gate. Now owners of the full-sized SAA could have an economical seven-eighths scale version to shoot, and for those who couldn’t afford the $125 price of the big SAA, they could still buy a genuine Colt single-action for less than half the price.

    Due to the popularity of these Officer’s Models and the disruption they caused to the regular production run of service guns, their features were standardized by the Armory, in 1875. This included a 26-inch barrel, checkered stock, pewter fore-end, and a cleaning rod affixed under the barrel. In all, 477 Model 1873 Officer’s Models were produced. Although originally priced at $36, today their costs are in the five-figure range. The standard 1873 carbine served gallantly in the Indian Wars, as well as the Spanish American War.

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