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  • Hardcover: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Inc., Publishers (December 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193146426X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931464260
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,332,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By superc on February 22, 2007
It is the ONLY book on the subject I have ever seen in English, so that's a plus. If you are looking for information on the English Webleys or the H&R variants, this book is a must. However, if you have one of the French or Belgium variants, you won't find much information. Sadly, those are way more common to encounter than the English or American variations, no matter what country you visit. This book is therefore a little thin.. Perhaps a thicker book entitled "Bulldog Revolvers and Their Clones" is in order (and needed)? I expected and hoped to find a review of known proof marks encountered on these little gems, hopefully broken down by country and year, but didn't. Matter of fact I found no mention of the St. Etienne variants at all. Owning several, this was disappointing. The author uses caliber as a method of dating the piece and ignores the proof marks and inspector mark as a dating method. Dozens of pages of old Belgium records showing who put what stamp on their submission to the proof houses (often under the grips or the concealed on the hammer and frame) were located a few years ago, it would have been nice to see mention of that and perhaps a review of those stamp marks. No mention. Little mention of the folding trigger variants either. No mention of the Chinese or (allegedly still being made) Khyber Pass variants. Good discussion of the case extraction mechanisms, but not even a sketch of how the double action mechanism in them works (and why some makes were more reliable then others). V spring or leaf, both kinds of mainsprings can be encountered, but we see no mention of who used which.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 3, 2007
Firearms history authority George Layman draws upon his considerable expertise in "The British Bulldog Revolver: The Forgotten Gun That Really Won The West", to showcase a very special pistol in great detail and documents its importance in the American west and elsewhere. This is a compendium of invaluable information that will be of immense interest to students of western history and firearms. This meticulously researched, superbly presented and profusely illustrated compendium will also prove to be of great value for collectors and dealers with Layman's professional commentary on British Bulldog Revolver variations and rarities (including prices for each type of pistol). "The British Bulldog Revolver" is a welcome and strongly recommended addition to personal, professional and academic library Firearms History reference collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. F. Gundersen on June 8, 2011
This text is a workmanlike effort at educating the reader about myriad non-British Bulldog revolvers. As such it covers the subject well, however the paucity of mention of, and reference to actual Webley British Bulldog revolvers is disappointing. Where scant mention is made of these archtype Webleys it includes incorrect information about their calibers and model numbers. Sadly this misinformation is now being rewritten elsewhere as fact based on this text as the source.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allen P. Bristow on September 30, 2007
At last, a difinitive book on the Bulldog! This has been needed for some time to augment the paucity of information available. Few realize the extensive use of this weapon in the American west, but in Bodie they were among the most popular revolver...see Gunfighters, Highwaymen & Vigilantes by Roger McGrath. Perhaps "Whispering Smith's" Webley was actually a Bulldog...see "Whispering Smith; His Life & Misadventures"
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By Fred Masterton on December 27, 2009
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I got this book for Christmas. An excellent first effort on compiling information on the British Bulldog variants. The pictures, old catalog pages, and descriptions are well worth the purchase price of the book. A couple of problems/inconsistencies:

1) The author makes no mention of the Spanish manufactured Bulldog pistols. Since at least half of the Bulldog pistols that I have run across were made in Spain, I assume that he has these lumped together with the Belgian pistols?
2) He apparently rearranged the chapters late in the editing process, but never went back and corrected the internal references. Many of the internal references ("see picture in Chapter 15" for example)refer to the wrong or even non-existent chapters.

I don't think that anyone will ever be able to write THE definitive book with all variations and manufacturers - there are simply too many, and most Bulldog pistols don't even have manufacturers marks or even proof marks on them. All the same, I would recommend this book to anyone who collects Bulldog pistols. Perhaps the author will publish new editions as more information becomes available?
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Book was very informational but did not have any schematic for the weapon. I was looking for a detailed view of the handgun and a listing of the parts in their proper role for the weapon to work. I rated the book with a 4 out of 5 possible stars due to its wonderful, detailed history of the gun and the many pictures that accompanied the writing, but wish they would have included a picture of the unassembled gun and list of the parts.
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