March 20th, 2008

Definitive Cartridge Guidebook on Sale

Cartridges of the World, 11th Edition by Frank Barnes, is considered by many to be the definitive print resource on firearm cartridges. The most recent 552-page edition describes over 1500 cartridges, including the latest wildcat and military cartridges. It also describes many historical or obsolete cartridges, making it useful for antique firearms collectors. This important reference features detailed photos, dimensional drawings and loading data.

Now through the end of March, 2008, MidwayUSA has Cartridges of the World (item 743700) on sale for $16.99, marked down from $19.99.

About the Author, Frank Barnes
Frank Barnes (1918-1992) began collecting information on handgun cartridges at the early age of 12, thanks to his father who was a police officer. Most people don’t know that Frank had a Masters degree in Justice and served as college professor, a pilot, and a racecar driver. He was an innovator, and came up with the original 308 x 1.5″ Barnes, predecessor of the 30BR case. Decades ago Barnes started working with different cartridges and decided to publish a manual for all of them. Cartridges of the World was first published in 1965, and is now in its 11th Edition.

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