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Great gift for Dad! This is an out-of-print 1st edition illustrated hardcover book with dust jacket. There were several reprints later on, but this is the original 1991 by Random House.

Excellent companion for the gun collector and Winchester collection. 404 pages, 8.5 inches x 11 inches wide.

Title page reads:
"Winchester, An American Legend, by R.L. Wilson. The Official History of Winchester Firearms and Ammunition from 1849 to the Present." Photography by G. Allen Brown. Random House, New York.

Book itself is in excellent condition, may have been gone through once but pages don't show any wear. The dust jacket has a tear at top of spine (photo)--which I will repair before mailing it out unless you prefer to have it done professionally. The book was put in storage soon after purchase but the tear is fairly recent during a move.

Includes bibliographic references and index, b/w and color photos. Appendix includes ammunition tables, production and serial number charts.

It will ship to US addresses only via USPS media rate. If you want to receive it faster, convo me and I'll change to the Priority rate, $12.80.

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Rifle History Book - Winchester: An American Legend, 1991. First Edition Hardback w/ Beautiful Color Photos


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: hard cover book, 404 pages, dust jacket, published 1991
  • Only ships within United States.
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