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Guns of the New West Paperback – June 10, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ (June 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873497686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873497688
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

It will be very helpful when I start looking for a SA pistol.
S. Flies
For those contemplating entering the popular ever growing COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING sport, Chicoine's new book is the best I've seen too date.
John W. Culligan
Great book, very through, I would recomend it for the beginner and novice.
Daniel Garcia

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By John W. Culligan on June 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
For those contemplating entering the popular ever growing COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING sport, Chicoine's new book is the best I've seen too date. This reknowned gunsmith/writer gives you a wealth of facts on the popular firearms of that period and moves right into the modern offerings and clones of those original firearms with outstanding details and thoughts on each.

He covers the most popular handguns, percussion & cartridge,Colts,S&W's,Remington, Starr and others,the popular and most used rifles in the same thorough style, and shotgun too. I doubt you'll have many questions left to answer if you read this one, about making personal choices.

The book reeks with QUALITY,the book is filled with absolutely wonderful photographs of original firearms, clones,new offerings,leather goods for them,a color photo section that is breathtaking.

He then combines all this with a bit of history on the CAS sport, ammunition available for these, tests with the new guns & ammo,lovely photos of CAS shooters right up to the latest items just coming onto the market like the Colt Lightning slide action rifle.

If this great book doesn't "fire you up" to get into this wonderful sport or for your own at "home" shooting ,nothing will.

Daves books always seem to "come out" of the box being "classics" before they get around, This one is no different. The best I've seen on this topic to date.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JT Hokie on December 23, 2008
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This publication has good marks, but it is badly in need of serious revision due to changes in Cowboy Shooting and black powder cartridge shooting over the last few years. Far too much time is spent on EMF imports; at the same time serious contenders like the 1892 Winchester and Uberti-made 1892 short rifles or the model 1897 Winchester shotgun and its replicas are ignored. Missing are other high quality Sharps rifles, rolling block and lever actions commonly used today. Diagrams are excellent, but can you imagine talking to a serious western enthusiast today and limiting your discussion to only about half the models routinely used and actually preferred by competitors and enthusiasts alike?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Mcwilliams on December 31, 2007
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Great book for the CAS crowd. Only problem I can find with it is that it is a bit outdated. Lots of new stuff out there now. I know the new stuff gets reviewed in monthly magazines etc. It is nice to have it all in one place though. Other than that the book is excellent. Authors usual good work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bend Girl on October 17, 2007
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Looking for a new gun for SASS or just to have fun in the style of the old west? This is the book you need before you run out and put down the bucks. Doesn't cover all the guns of choice but does present a good selection (It should include the new Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy but doesn't).
This will also make a good addition to your old west library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roderick A. Lopez on December 27, 2007
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If you are involved in collecting replica firearms then this book is a must.Detailed analysis of each Old West gun and rifle. I enjoyed the report on the Colt.45 SAA and Winchester type lever action. Entire book is in black and white except for four pages in color. Wish they had published more color photos. A must have for replica collectors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 1wayticket2WY on February 20, 2014
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This is the essential reference for anyone interested in the new (and old) crop of handguns and long guns used by cowboy action shooters or anyone with an interest in "old west" type guns. Very good photos (though mostly black and white) and excellent descriptions of the strengths and weaknesses of the various designs of guns presented, including the popular replicas being produced abroad and right here at home. Any fan of the single-action revolver and cowboy-type rifle will appreciate the information presented in this very informative, well organized book of useful information. Buy it now while it's still available!
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