Golden Guide To Guns

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Guns exists in three cover variants. And one variant to a variant. © Copyright 1961 by Golden Press, Inc. Published by Golden Press, Inc. Designed and produced by the Ridge Press, Inc. The first printing of Guns has the number 24341 on the spine. Price listed on the cover is $1.00. No letter on the last page denotes a first printing. Listed as a Golden Handbook.

The first revised edition of Guns has a new cover. Stated First Revised Edition, 1966 on the copyright page.The letter E is on page 159.

The second printing of the revised edition is dated 1968. My copy has no letter code. Cover price is $1.00.

A seventh revised edition of Guns no longer states that it is a revised edition on the copyright page. Still listed as such on the cover though. Cover price is $1.25. Publishing date reverted to 1961. Published by Golden Press. My copy has the letters GHIJK on the page 159.

The next cover change to Guns no longer states that it is a revised edition anywhere. Cover price is $1.25. Publishing date listed as 1961 again. Published by Golden Press. My copy has the letters HIJK on the page 159.

An interesting variant of Guns is an edition with an ad for the North American School Of Conservation. It has the same cover as the revised edition , except the cover price has been deleted. The NASC symbol is on the spine and the inside front cover. The back cover has the address of the school. The inside front cover talks about the school.

Guns was published as a Leisure Library edition in 1974. The size is 5 by 7 ½ inches. Cover price is $2.95. A first of this edition will have the letters ABCDE on page 159. I have yet to find this cover in a Golden Guide edition. As far as I can tell the contents are the same as the Golden Press editions.

Two versions of this title exist in a large (5 ¼ by 7 ¾ inch) hardcover. The first version has the number 63516 on the back cover. Number on the back cover of the second version is G63516. Stated revised edition on the copyright page.

Out of print.


Guns Golden Guide