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Cartridges of the world
Barnes, Frank C., 1918-
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Tenth edition, revised and expanded.
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Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2003]

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526 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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TS538 .B3 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Since the mid-1990s, commercial cartridge manufacturers have been introducing new and improved ammunition to keep up with the demand for new chamberings and the shift to nostalgic arms. Now the world's best-known resource on cartridges of all nations, past and present, is thoroughly updated and covers these new cartridges. More than 1,500 rifle, pistol, and shotgun cartridges are listed in various categories with illustrations, historical notes, and loading data. Cartridge and stream experts offer exciting articles on shooting, bullets, cartridge identification, military ammunition and reloading. Provides essential information for every arms and cartridge collector, shooter and reloader.

Table of Contents

Bob ForkerRandolph ConstantineJohn TaffinThomas O'ConnorM. L. McPherson
Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Cartridge Nomenclature and Identificationp. 7
Chapter 2 Current American Rifle Cartridgesp. 15
Centerfire Sporting--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 3 Obsolete American Rifle Cartridgesp. 92
Centerfire Sporting--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 4 Wildcat Cartridgesp. 154
Rifle and Handgun
Chapter 5 Proprietary Cartridgesp. 211
Rifle and Handgun
Chapter 6 Handgun Cartridges of the Worldp. 264
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 7 Military Rifle Cartridges of the Worldp. 311
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 8 British Sporting Rifle Cartridgesp. 347
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 9 European Sporting Rifle Cartridgesp. 381
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 10 American Rimfire Cartridgesp. 414
Current and Obsolete
Chapter 11 Shotgun Shellsp. 433
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 12 There is No Substitute for Cubic Inches: Factors Limiting Cartridge Velocity and Pressurep. 449
Chapter 13 Sporting Cartridges for Long-Range Shootingp. 453
Chapter 14 1873: The Great Year of the Cartridge Gunp. 457
Chapter 15 The Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) Cartridge Numbers: Production Aid, Logistics Tool or Marketing Ploy?p. 462
Chapter 16 Revolutionary Bullet Designsp. 468
Chapter 17 Military Ammunition 5.56 to 20mmp. 476
Description and Identification
Chapter 18 Cartridge Identification by Measurementp. 494
Index to Cartridgesp. 509