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Tales of the Gun

Dueling Pistols, the Etiquette of Death
(DVD )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Tales of the Gun
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Title: Tales of the gun
Dueling pistols, the etiquette of death
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Publisher: A & E Home Video
ISBN: 6313510429
9786313510429
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"At the turn of the 19th century, upper-class men of Europe and America fought pistol duels to the death. The pistols created for these duels were some of the most beautiful ever made. We'll examine these magnificent weapons that gave this strange ritual its deadly character."


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Nov 08, 2012
  • Luciele rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This History Channel DVD has a nice overview of that roughly 100-year period (1750 to 1850) when the often deadly contest of dueling was in vogue. A lot of details on the firearms involved--not about duels with swords. Also has reenactments of some of the more famous duels.

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