Book Review: Osprey “Weapon” Series

We have had several people ask us about the small softcover books printed by Osprey about various types of firearms, so today we’re looking at a couple of them. Osprey has a whole series of firearms volumes, including pretty much all the important military arms of the 20th century. Think of them like a Cliff’s Notes version of the serious research works published by folks like Simpson, Mowbray, and Collector Grade – they are inexpensive and a good way to get some background on a particular gun, but don’t have very much depth.

The three specific ones we looked at today were:

The Colt 1911 Pistol, by Leroy Thompson

The Lee-Enfield Rifle, by Martin Pegler

The Uzi Submachine Gun, by Chris McNab


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