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The history of remington firearms is a captivating and wonderful illustrated chronicle of one of the most famous and legendary names in history. This list, created by german salazar, includes many classic treatises on marksmanship that still have value for todays competitive shooters. Best books to learn firearms history i have been impressed with some of the knowledge that folks here have of of the history of firearms sprecifically of wwi and wwii era guns. Drezner listed the book on his top ten list of mustread books about international economic history.
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