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Frank C. Barnes (June 25, 1918 – 1992[1]) was an American gunsmith and cartridge designer. He was the author of Cartridges of the World and the designer of the .308×1.5" Barnes, the .458×1.5in, and the .458×2" American.

Frank C. Barnes
Born(1918-06-25)June 25, 1918
DiedJanuary 8, 1992(1992-01-08) (aged 73)
Occupationgunsmith, author


Barnes was born in Chicago. He had a master's degree in Justice.[1]


  1. ^ a b Barnes, Frank C. (2006) [1965]. Skinner, Stan (ed.). Cartridges of the World (11th ed.). Iola, WI, USA: Gun Digest Books. p. 552. ISBN 0-89689-297-2.