Books by David R. Chicoine





Smith & Wesson

Sixguns of the Old West

All about the big Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 top-break revolvers. . . covers all aspects of this popular and often copied American revolver throughout it's forty-plus year history. From the beginnings of the Model Number Three .44 American revolver in 1869 to the last .44 Double Action top-break sold in 1913.

This massive, high quality work in hardcover, 480 pages with over 840 photographs and illustrations will form the cornerstone of your Smith & Wesson library.

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$75. plus $10 P&H per book autograped, from the author.

Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly

Using a combination of professionally written text, traditional exploded views and photographic step-by-step instructions, this valuable book offers disassambly procedures with easy, photographic guides. Covering over 65 models of both original antique and replica weapons, including many obsolete American classics.

Over 1000 photos!

Paperback: 528 pages, ISBN 0873497678

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Guns of the New West!

Cimarron, Colt, Dixie Gun Works, EMF, Pedersoli, Pietta, Ruger, Stoeger, Uberti, U.S. Firearms Co. . . just how good are these new, replica guns?

Find out right here!

This heavily illustrated book offers the reader an in-depth look at many of the popular weapons, the ammo and some leather being used by todays Cowboy Action Shooters. Complete with shooting tests, impressions and expert evaluations of new, right out-of-the-box guns and factory ammunition.

ISBN 0-87349-768-6. 264 pages S/C, + 8 page color section, 350 b/w photos.

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Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West -2nd edition

Packed with expanded coverage of the 1st edition's featured guns, as well as updated gunsmithing tips and advice. Included are an additional 125 new diagrams & illustrations, 5 new hand guns, 4 new long-guns and an expanded glossary. Contains step-by-step, detailed illustrations that demonstrate how to repair and upgrade old-west firearms. This valuable knowledge is passed along to both novice shooters and advanced gunsmiths alike from a working professional with over 35 years of experience with a reputation for quality, custom gunsmithing work.

448 pages, soft cover. 400 plus black and white photos. Extensive coverage of over 50 original and replica old west firearms

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Member: S.A.S.S., Colt Collectors Assn., Remington Society, contributing editor American Rifleman.

Manuscripts currently being written:
Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West, 3rd Edition (no publication date set)
Smith & Wesson Sixguns of the Old West, 2nd Edition (no publication date set)
Smith & Wesson's Five-Shooters. The Small Frame Top-Breaks (no publication date set)
Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector Revolvers: A gunsmith’s shop manual (no publication date set)
Form, Function and Firearms: Firearms advances of 19th Century that shaped our world (no publication date set)

Copyright David R. Chicoine 2009