See W. Y. Carman, A History of Firearms from Earliest Times to 1914 (1955); A. J. Cormack, Small Arms in Profile (1972); E. C. Ezell, Small Arms of the World (11th ed. 1977); J. Ellis, The Social History of the Machine Gun (1973).
Sections in this article:
- Early Small Arms
- Evolution of the Rifle
- Breechloaders and Revolvers
- Automatic Weapons
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