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Spanish Best: The Fine Shotguns of Spain

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In his foreword to the first edition of Spanish Best, famed firearms expert Colonel Charles Askins wrote: "The greatest gun-building town in Europe is not Oberndorf in Germany, nor yet Birmingham in England, nor Liege in Belgium. It is Eibar (pronounced AY-bar) in Spain. Modest, unassuming, and unpublicized, this little city produces some of the finest firearms in the world today."

Table of Contents

  1. Machine generated contents note: Foreword: The Glass Slipper by Michael McIntosh ix — Acknowledgements xiii — Preface xv
  2. PART I: YESTERDAY — 1 The Basque Country 3 — 2 Armeria Vasca: Basque Gunmaking, 1537 to 1937 iI — 3 Gunmaker to the King 25 — 4 Birth of a Great Name: Victor Sarasqueta 33 — 5 The Spanish Civil War 39 — 6 The Rivalry: The Rise ofAYA 45 — 7 Death of a Great Name 55 — 8 The DIARM Experiment 65
  3. PART II: TODAY — 9 "One Big Gun Factory" — Eibar Today 85 — La Escuela deArmera de Eibar (The Gunmakers' School) 99 — Museo deArmas (The Gun Museum) I02 — A Walking Tour of Eibar 104 — 10 The Modern Spanish Side-by-Side — DefiningDesign 109 — Spanish Steel 121 — Spanish Walnut 134 — The Making ofa Spanish Best 138 — 11 The Spanish Over/Under 159 — 12 Express Rifles 163 — 13 AYA: AguirreyAranzabal 171 — 14 The Pride ofElgoibar: ManufacturasArrieta 187 — 15 Another Dimension: PedroArrizabalaga 205 — 16 "To Be The Best": Armas Garbi 225 — 17 The Sign of the Crane: GrullaArmas 237 — 18 The Sarriugarte Brothers Return: SportKemen 253 — 19 Tradition and Prestige: Ignacio Ugartechea 259 — 20 Spanish Guns in America 275 — 21 Tomorrow 283
  4. APPENDICES — 1 Buying a Custom Shotgun 288 — Gun Fit 289 — Nuts Bolts 293 — The BATFand Other Adventures 295 — 2 Glossary of English and Spanish GunmakingTerminology 297 — English-Spanish 298 — Spanish-English 301 — Anatomy of a Sidelock 304 — 3 Eibar Technicana — Proofand Proof Marks in Spain 307 — Eibar ProofHouse Proof Marks 315 — SerialNumbersfor Spanish Guns 318 — Bore and Choke Dimensions in Spain 321 — 4 Directory — Spanish Custom Gunmakers, 2001 322 — Spanish Shotgun Makers, 1972 323 — 5 Bibliography 326
  5. Index 328
  6. List of Maps — Spain 8 — The Basque Country 12 — Eibar follows o04.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892728428
Subtitle:
The Fine Shotguns of Spain
Publisher:
Natl Book Network
Author:
Wieland, Terry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shooting
Subject:
Shot-guns
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
Shotguns -- Spain.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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