Printed in 1972, this book is a specialized reference on firearms which incorporated some type of knife, sword, or other blade. The forward was written by the well-known, respected, antique gun dealer Leon C. Red Jackson of Jackson Arms, Dallas, Texas. The book covers design progression of Matchlock, Hand-Cannon, Wheelock, Flintlock, Boxlock, Multi-Barrel, Percussion, Pepperbox, Derringer, Pinfire, Sword-Gun, Axe-Gun, Knuckle-Gun, Cane-Gun, Pocket-Knife Gun, Blunderbuss, British Revolvers, French Revolvers, American Revolvers, Detachable Stocks, Engraved, Cased, and Designs from Many Foreign Countries. The rear section illustrates U.Patents that were filed on many of these designs in the 1800s by such as Colt and F. A used hard cover book with pages measuring 7-3/4 x 10-1/2. Contains 298 pages packed with researched information and photographs on almost every page. Printed on white semi-glossy paper. In the rear section is a comprehensive Index to specific models and topics of interest. The nice black simulated-leather hardcover has the title embossed on cover and printed on spine , with no edge or corner wear. Binding is tight as if new. Inside cover has prior owners name.
Autographed to that first owner by H. Gordon Frost Feb 10, 1973. This is the 1972 original first edition. SEE MY OTHER RARE & OUT-OF-PRINT ANTIQUE GUN BOOKS NOW FOR SALE. The item "BLADES AND BARRELS SIX CENTURIES OF COMBINATION WEAPONS-BY H.G FROST, RARE BOOK" is in sale since Monday, July 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Mercantile, Trades & Factories\Other Mercantile Antiques". The seller is "amargosa1" and is located in Amargosa Stage Station, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.