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Gun Making in the United States 1888 rev 1907

Col. Rogers Birnie

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Gun Making in the United States 1888 rev 1907

337 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated.

Note: The "guns" referred to in the title concerns mostly to what many people would call cannons, eg. military large bore weapons.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 146
  • By Col. Rogers Birnie, U.S. Army
  • Gun Making in the United States
  • Col. Rogers Birnie US Army
  • 1888 reprinted in 1907
  • Government Printing Office
  • Atwater 12 inch Rifle
  • Boards and Commissions by Congress
  • Cambria Iron and Steel Company
  • Cast Iron Rifles
  • Combines Cast Iron and Steel Guns
  • Conclusions
  • Converting Breech Loaders
  • Converting Muzzle Loading Rifles
  • Early Inventions
  • Erosions of the Bores
  • Experiments by the Army Ordnance
  • Firing Tests and endurance
  • Heavy Gun Board
  • Midvale Steel Company
  • Multicharge Gun
  • Parts for Assembly
  • Pressure and Strains
  • Procurement of Cannons
  • Recent plans for gun construction
  • Rodman Method of Casting
  • Stages of Assembly
  • Ward’s Cast Iron at Nut Island
  • Wire Guns
  • Work done by the Navy