Synopses & Reviews
This book is the story of William B. Ruger's unflinching dedication to traditional yet innovative design and to manufacturing excellence, with products sold at a reasonable price for a broad ranging clientele from the youthful plinker to the mature African safari devotee, from the ordinary citizen to the president of the United States.
This richly illustrated, beautifully presented work is the official history of William B. Ruger of Sturm, Ruger and Co., and of Ruger firearms. This volume features more than 185 color and over 100 black and white illustrations, with appendixes, index, and -- for the first time--serial number tables for all models by years of manufacture.
Features more than 185 color and over 100 black and white illustrations, with appendixes, index, and--for the first time--serial number tables for all models by years of manufacture.
The life and history of the most famous gun in America, includes serial number tables for all models by years of manufacture.
About the Author
R. L. Wilson is a freelance consultant and author in broad fields of firearms and engraving. His career began with intern positions at the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum, where he was appointed curator of firearms at the age of twenty three. He is president of The Armor and Arms Club of New York and has served on the advisory board or as consultant on arms related subjects to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United States Historical Society, the United States Society of Arms and Armour, Colt Mfg. Co. Inc., and the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum. He is also consultant on American arms to Christie's, the international auction house, and several private collectors.
He is the author of thirty books and over two hundred articles on firearms and their embellishment.