Guns of Outlaws

by Gerry Souter | 06 December 2017
Category: General History
When gunslingers chose their weapons and took their chances. From colonial-era rifles carried on the " Owlhoot Trail" to John Dillinger' s Colt pistols, the history of the American outlaw is told in guns- weapons that became each man' s personal signature. Authors Gerry and Janet Souter peer into these criminals' choices of derringers, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and curious hybrids, giving us a glimpse the minds behind the trigger fingers. With over 200 illustrations, Guns of Outlaws gives a unique look at the lives and the hardware of the most infamous outlaws in American history, and of the law enforcement officers who hunted them. As settlers moved further west, further away from authority and soft city life into the Great Plains, the push for survival through the endless prairies and jagged isolating mountain ranges bred ruthless men.Most outlaws were technology freaks who seized upon the latest weapons innovations developed in the industrial East to provide an edge in the life-and-death cosmosof the Wild West. Outlaws tinkered with their guns, creating unique hardware that became their calling cards. Attempts by lawmen to take control sparked a weapons race, pitting gunmen and bandit gangs against home-grown lawmen and vigilante posses. By the late 1930s and early 1940s, outlaws on horseback had given way to marauding bank robbers. Using fast cars and faster guns, they became folk heroes of the Great Depression, even as the law was hard on their tails.
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When gunslingers chose their weapons and took their chances. From colonial-era rifles carried on the " Owlhoot Trail" to John Dillinger' s Colt pistols, the history of the American outlaw is told in guns- weapons that became each man' s personal signature. Authors Gerry and Janet Souter peer into these criminals' choices of derringers, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and curious hybrids, giving us a glimpse the minds behind the trigger fingers. With over 200 illustrations, Guns of Outlaws gives a unique look at the lives and the hardware of the most infamous outlaws in American history, and of the law enforcement officers who hunted them. As settlers moved further west, further away from authority and soft city life into the Great Plains, the push for survival through the endless prairies and jagged isolating mountain ranges bred ruthless men.Most outlaws were technology freaks who seized upon the latest weapons innovations developed in the industrial East to provide an edge in the life-and-death cosmosof the Wild West. Outlaws tinkered with their guns, creating unique hardware that became their calling cards. Attempts by lawmen to take control sparked a weapons race, pitting gunmen and bandit gangs against home-grown lawmen and vigilante posses. By the late 1930s and early 1940s, outlaws on horseback had given way to marauding bank robbers. Using fast cars and faster guns, they became folk heroes of the Great Depression, even as the law was hard on their tails.
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€13.99
In stock online
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
Quantity:
41 Reward Points

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When gunslingers chose their weapons and took their chances. From colonial-era rifles carried on the " Owlhoot Trail" to John Dillinger' s Colt pistols, the history of the American outlaw is told in guns- weapons that became each man' s personal signature. Authors Gerry and Janet Souter peer into these criminals' choices of derringers, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and curious hybrids, giving us a glimpse the minds behind the trigger fingers. With over 200 illustrations, Guns of Outlaws gives a unique look at the lives and the hardware of the most infamous outlaws in American history, and of the law enforcement officers who hunted them. As settlers moved further west, further away from authority and soft city life into the Great Plains, the push for survival through the endless prairies and jagged isolating mountain ranges bred ruthless men.Most outlaws were technology freaks who seized upon the latest weapons innovations developed in the industrial East to provide an edge in the life-and-death cosmosof the Wild West. Outlaws tinkered with their guns, creating unique hardware that became their calling cards. Attempts by lawmen to take control sparked a weapons race, pitting gunmen and bandit gangs against home-grown lawmen and vigilante posses. By the late 1930s and early 1940s, outlaws on horseback had given way to marauding bank robbers. Using fast cars and faster guns, they became folk heroes of the Great Depression, even as the law was hard on their tails.

Product Details

Guns of Outlaws

ISBN9780785835479

Format

Publisher (06 December. 2017)

No. of Pages272

Weight1012

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 238 x 165 x 25