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The Story of the Guns 1864

Sir Emerson Tennent

Item #2892: $24.95
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The Story of  the Guns 1864

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. Illustrated. This is a history of firearms and cannons.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 391
  • Story of the Guns 1864
  • By Sir Emerson Tennent
  • Armstrong Gun is extraordinary
  • Broken Shot
  • Brown Bess
  • Bursting of the 68 Pounder in 1859
  • Cannons
  • Capt Blakeley’s Gun
  • Comparison of the Enfield and the Whitworth
  • Defects in the Old ordnance
  • Delvigne Rifle
  • Duke of Wellington
  • Early Patents
  • Enfield Bullet
  • First Rifled Cannons
  • Guns of Britten, Thomas and Jeffery
  • Lord Hardinge and Mr. Whitworth
  • Mr. Brunel’s Musket
  • Napoleon III
  • Opinion of the Times and Sunday Review
  • Rifle Gallery at Manchester
  • Rifling explained
  • Sir William Armstrong
  • State of firearms in the Russian and Indian Wars
  • Striping and Jamming
  • The Lancaster Gun
  • The Rifled Musket
  • Tug Boat Trusty
  • Whitworth begins manufacturing
  • Windage