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Cartridges of the World
Author Frank C. Barnes and Stan Skinner
Country  United States
Language English
Subject Firearm Ammunition
Publisher Gun Digest Books
Pages 552
ISBN 0-89689-297-2
OCLC Number 70173636

Cartridges of the World is a comprehensive guide to firearm cartridges. The reference series (in its 13th edition as of 2012) is a very popular work used by firearms and cartridge enthusiasts.

The book contains separate sections dealing with cartridge nomenclature, wildcat cartridges, handgun cartridges, military cartridges (of the United States and the world), sporting cartridges, shotgun shells as well as information on obsolete ammunition.

Editions[edit | edit source]

  • 1st edition, 1965, ASIN B000CRY476[1]
  • 2nd edition, 1969, ASIN #
  • 3rd edition, 1976, ISBN 978-0-695-80326-1[2]
  • 4th edition, 1980, ISBN 978-0-910676-16-8[3]
  • 5th edition, 1985, ISBN 978-0-910676-95-3[4]
  • 6th edition, 1989, ISBN 978-0-87349-033-7[5]
  • 7th edition, 1993, ISBN 978-0-87349-145-7[6]
  • 8th edition, 1997, ISBN 978-0-87349-178-5[7]
  • 9th edition, 2000, ISBN 978-0-87341-909-3[8]
  • 10th edition, 2003, ISBN 978-0-87349-605-6[9]
  • 11th edition, 2006, ISBN 978-0-89689-297-2[10]
  • 12th edition, 2009, ISBN 978-0-89689-936-0[11]
  • 13th edition, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4402-3059-2[12]

Criticism[edit | edit source]

The series of books has often been criticised for not including dimensioned drawings of cartridges and for placing some cartridges into unusual categories (for example, the 11th edition of the book places the .303 British round inside the section of American Military Cartridges.[13])

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Barnes, Frank C. (1965). Cartridges of the World. Follett Publishing Company. pp. 346. ASIN B000CRY476. 
  2. Barnes, Frank C. (1976). Cartridges of the world (3rd rev. ed. ed.). Northfield, Ill: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-695-80326-1. 
  3. --, Frank C. Barnes, Ken Warner, editor. (1980). Cartridges of the world (Rev. 4th ed. -- ed.). Northfield, Ill.: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-910676-16-8. 
  4. editor, Frank C. Barnes ; Ken Warner, (1985). Cartridges of the world (Rev. 5th ed. ed.). Northbrook, Ill.: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-910676-95-3. 
  5. editor, Frank C. Barnes ; Ken Warner, (1989). Cartridges of the world (6th ed. ed.). Northbrook, IL: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-87349-033-7. 
  6. editor, Frank C. Barnes ; Mike Bussard, (1993). Cartridges of the world (7th ed., rev. and expanded ed.). Northbrook, IL: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-87349-145-7. 
  7. editor, Frank C. Barnes ; M.L. McPherson, (1997). Cartridges of the world (8th ed., rev. and expanded ed.). Northbrook, IL: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-87349-178-5. 
  8. McPherson, Frank C. Barnes ; edited by M. L. (2000). Cartridges of the world (9th ed., rev. and expanded. ed.). Iola, WI: Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-909-3. 
  9. Skinner, Frank C. Barnes ; edited by Stan (2003). Cartridges of the world (10th edition, revised and expanded. ed.). Iola, Wis.: Krause. ISBN 978-0-87349-605-6. 
  10. Skinner, Frank C. Barnes ; edited by Stan (2006). Cartridges of the world : a complete and illustrated reference for over 1500 cartridges (11th ed. ed.). Iola, WI: Gun Digest Books. ISBN 978-0-89689-297-2. 
  11. Barnes, Frank C. (2009). Cartridges of the world : a complete and illustrated reference for over 1500 cartridges (12th ed. ed.). Iola, Wis.: Krause. ISBN 978-0-89689-936-0. 
  12. Cartridges of the World A Complete Illustrated Reference for over 1500 Cartridges.. Gun Digest. ISBN 978-1-4402-3059-2. 
  13. Chastain, Russ. "Cartridges of the World" Book, 2005-10-27. Retrieved on 2009-04-24

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