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THE GUN AND ITS DEVELOPMENT: THE CLASSIC HISTORY OF SPORTING AND MILITARY FIREARMS, FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE 20TH CENTURY
by Greener, W.W.

Publisher: Lyons Press

Place Published: New York

Publish Date: 2002

Edition: Nineth Edition

Description: Rewritten, and with many Additional Illustrations. 804 pages plus advertising section. Contains over 700 illustrations plus many tables.Individual chapters cover early to modern handguns; gunpowder ignition methods from fuses and flintlocks to percussion fulminates; shotguns; hammerless guns; ejector guns; the history of the firearms industry; manufacturing methods and their development in Britain, America, and elsewhere; how to use and handle different types of guns; ballistics; the development of rifling and smokeless powder; and much more.Firearms manufacturers covered in detail include Southgate, Winchester, Marlin, Colt, Holland, Harrison, and many others, including of course Greener, the famous firm founded in Newcastle, England in 1829 by William Greener, the authorís father. authoritative reference work on the subject, certain to be of great interest to marksmen, hunters, gun collectors, and anyone interested in military or industrial history. *** 2 left in stock ***

Binding: Softcover
Condition: MINT
ID Number: 8501

Price: $19.95


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