Cobour, Ontario, Canada: Collector Grade Publications, 2004. Quarto. Item #025229
Vol. I. 400 pages; Index, bibliographic references, p. 393-400. Vol. II, 375 pages. Volume I is a beautiful later printing originally published in 1987 edition while Volume II is the first edition, second printing. These books are from a series of books published between 1979 and 2004. They comprise the most important reference work on the M 16 which amid controversy has been the longest-serving should arm in US history. Today is the center of a thriving, multi-million dollar industry involving numerous companies and military agencies. This book chronicles all the later generation rifle and carbine models which have been introduced by Colt and Diemaco and describes the myriad enhanced sights and rails systems which still contributes to what makes the MC 16 the most versatile, modular and effective combat weapons in the world. It also includes a section on those that intended only for law enforcement with details on the 222 Remington and its successors. Both volumes bound in black morocco, spine lettering gilt, Illustrations on end papers. A fine set. Complete sets are uncommon.