Blades and Barrels or “cut ‘n shoot” / combination weapons

six centuries of combination weapons and reviews

This is the complete reference on the history of combination weapons over the past six centuries. The inside jacket reads “Blades and Barrels is the first full scale study ever written about man’s attempt to combine an edged weapon with a firearm.
The book covers knife pistols, cutlass pistols, mace pistols, axe pistols and war hammer pistols. In depth studies of companies such as Unwin & Rodgers, Harrington & Richardson, Frank Wesson, Colt, Boden and Dolne and Heckler Koch. Contains 400 photographs from private and museum collections, the author spent over 20 years researching and compiling this information. Copyright 1972. The book is out of print, a very rare and important reference. Price SOLD.

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Editorial Reviews

Blades and Barrels is the first full-scale study ever written about man’s attempts to combine an edged weapon with a firearm. Tracing the development of combination weapons from the hand cannon through the centerfire ignition systems, this book fills a long-recognized gap in firearms literature. The perfect companion to any gun cabinet or shelf.

Hardcover: 298 pagesPublisher: Walloon Press; First American Edition edition (1972)Language: EnglishASIN: B004B0PK46Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inchesShipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

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