This will be good news for the huge number of enthusiasts who cannot afford the more expensive and more specialized book in this field. Here -- in one volume, at a good merchandise price, is a general once over book, which reviews not only the fascinating history of American guns, and the rapid changes of the present decade, but takes up in detail the special aspects. Military marksmanship an outgrowth of two wars, small bores, shotgun shooting, trap and skeet shooting, pistols, the details of each phase as recreation, with rules of competitive marksmanship, etc. There is information and advice on the know-how of all kinds of guns, ammunition, sights as developed today, accessories. There is field hunting with rifle and shotgun. There's brief space given to the less important phase for American of big game hunting. Familiar names in the nomenclature of guns Whitney, Hemington, Colt, Winchester,. Smith & Wesson, Gatling, Qarand, firearm inventors and manufacturers whose names are still identified with modern guns.