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The Gun 1835 by William Greener (England)

William Greener

Item #1356: $19.95
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The Gun 1835 by William Greener (England)

240 pages, about 8" x 6", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice photocopy. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Illustrations.

This is not the later "The Gun" book by the Greener company (and reprinted frequently thereafter) that was first published in 1881. This was W. Greener's first book and deals with small arms.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 240
  • Contents Include:
  • The Gun by William Greener 1835
  • Newcastle, England
  • A treatise on the various descriptions of Small Firearms
  • Features chapters on:
  • Iron in use for Making Gun Barrels
  • Wire Twist and Damascus Iron
  • Mr. Wiswould's Iron
  • Stub Damascus Iron
  • Charcoal Iron
  • Threeprenny Skelp Iron
  • Twopenny or Wednesbury Skelp
  • Sham-Damn skelp
  • Silver Steel
  • Swaff Iron Forging
  • Barrel Welding
  • Boring, Grinding, and Turning Gun Barrels
  • The Proof of Gun Barrels
  • Putting Double Barrels together
  • Patent Breeches
  • The Flint and Detonating Systems
  • False Breeching and Jointing Locks
  • Locks
  • Stocking and screwing together
  • The Staining of Barrels
  • The Shooting of Barrels
  • Gunpowder
  • Shot
  • Wadding
  • Patent Cartridges
  • Copper Caps
  • Guns and Shooting
  • The Rifle
  • The Musket and Other Military Arms