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Review: Cartridges of the World, 8th Edition – Real Guns Book Review

Cartridges of the World is one of those  books that ends up with bent corners and coffee stains on the pages, it gets used a lot.  It’s an excellent reference work. There may be some obscure cartridges that are missed,  but considering it covers 6mm shot shells, the 5.5mm Velo Dog and the 2.7mm Kolibri,…

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Review: The Last Ivory Hunter – The Saga of Wally Johnson

I bought the book when I was doing research  on cartridges originating during the early to mid 1900’s, that were used in African  hunting. After about 15 minutes of reading, I was back in Ms. Conahan’s junior high school  homeroom class, reading stories of African Adventures from a book tucked beneath my desk.  What a…

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Review: Gunsmithing: Pistols & Revolvers

For the price, this is a pretty good reference book.  There were some sections that were of questionable merit, as an example, 50+ pages  dedicated to a manufacturers index, many with no direct relationship to the topic at hand.  As an example, is a listing for a knife manufacturer really pertinent to a handgun  gunsmithing…

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Review: Classic Sporting Rifles

This is not the type of book you want to  pick up after eating a tuna sandwich, or leave on a work bench next to an open bottle of  nitro solvent. It isn’t the type of book to buy if you measure your reading pleasure by  pounds of pages of content, or cubic feet of…

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