Item No. CG-2828
The Devil's Paintbrush
By Dolf L. Goldsmith
Sir Hiram Maxim's Gun
This celebrated study, which has been hailed as "simply the best book
ever written about machine guns" is back in a brand-new expanded edition,
containing 200 additional pages of text and nearly 300 brand-new illustrations.
The story of the world's first true automatic machine gun begins right
at the beginning (with the aid of rare photos and patent drawings of
Sir Hiram's original working models), and charts the course to first
adoption by the British Army in 1889. In World War I the Maxim earned
the dubious distinction of being used in virtually identical versions
by both sides. After extensive coverage of Maxim models as made and
used in other countries, and the myriad Maxim accessories, the book
also includes The Maxim in Depth and The Troubleshooter's Handbook,
which explain how the Maxim works while providing many expert tips on
troubleshooting and restoring the highly collectible Maxim today.
Hard cover, 8.5" x 11", 584 pages, 819 illustrations.