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    Weapons Encyclopedia?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Venom., Sep 10, 2014.

    I'm looking to find some research on weapons throughout the last sixty+ years up to now. Stuff like how they're made, what they look like, where they were made etc, etc.

    Anybody know of any decent books?
     
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    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons.

    $30 on Amazon. Didn't take that long to find on Google...

    Plus Wikipedia will also tell you loads. It just requires a bit more running around than with a dedicated encyclopedia, but searching specific information is much faster and efficient.
     
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    The book suggested is good.
    If you need a quick preview of specific weapons history and/or some starting point for an online research, there is a website specialized in guns: worldguns. It's a russian website (it's in English though), very detailed and with a good amount of professional information. It's a sort of Wikipedia for every single weapon from WWII to now: take a look, maybe it can help you even if the timeframe is shorter than the 60 years you need.

    Cheers,
    Arbalest
     
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    Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 3rd edition

    Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 1st edition and 2nd edition.

    U.S Infantry Weapons of the first world war

    U.S. Infantry weapons of the second world war
     
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    Twentieth-Century Small Arms by Chris McNab. Check out your local library, there might be loads of books on the subject. Then, of course, search the webz.
     

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