DEVIL'S PAINT BRUSH, THE,: SIR HIRAM MAXIM'S GUN.

2002. HC. Deluxe Expanded Ed., 8 1/2 x 11", 584pp, 819 illus., Maxim Machine Gun Story; contains 200 additional pages & nearly 300 brand-new illustrations; covers origin of Maxim name; Hiram's early life in pre-Civil War New England to largely self-educated man of prominence for inventing electric light; his invention in 1883 of self-powered machine gun performing all necessary functions of loading, cocking, locking, firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, indexing & reloading by gun's own ammunition-instigated recoil energy; describes & illustrates prototype & production version of every sort Maxim from over dozen user countries along with varied, ingenious array of accessories & ancillaries produced around world during Maxim's 88-year lifespan; NET. NEW. Item #100396

Price: $60.00 NET

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