Collecting Classic Bolt Action Military Rifles by Paul S. Scarlata. Bolt action Military Rifles are the hottest field in arms collection today. In this new book, author Paul Scarlata clearly describes all of the various bolt action systems used by the different nations, and how they differ from each other. Over 400 large photographs detail key features you will need to recognize in order to identify guns for your collection. Learn the original military configurations of these service rifles so that you can tell them apart from altered guns and bad restorations. The historical sections are particularly strong, giving readers a clear understanding of how and why these rifles were developed and which troops used them. Advanced collectors will be fascinated by the countless historical photographs of these guns in the hands of troops. Scarlata tests a selection of these rifles on the range, giving you in-depth reports on their performance, not just for accuracy, but for ease of use, durability, quality of ammunition and combat effectiveness. Hardbound 280 pages, 8.5"x11", 400 b&w photos.