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Rifle Ammunition, 1859- Manufactures Therewith, Royal Arsenal- Woolwich

By Arthur B. Hawes

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Rifle Ammunition, 1859- Manufactures Therewith, Royal Arsenal- Woolwich

108 pages, about 6" 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.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 108
  • Rifle Ammunition, 1859- Manufactures Therewith, Royal Arsenal- Woolwich
  • By Arthur B. Hawes
  • What Small-Arms Ammunition consists of
  • THE BULLET.
  • Material used, and the Tests for it
  • Chemical Test or Examination
  • 'l'lle "Lead-squirting" Machine
  • Bullet-Machine
  • Unwinding the Lead-rod, and passing it up to thru Cutting-off
  • I.evers and Nippers
  • Cutting off the Lead Pellet, and delivering it to the Die
  • Compressing the Bullet into the Die
  • Ejecting the Bullet from the Die
  • Cutting off the Film
  • Forging, Turning, and Finishing of Dies for thl' Buliet-machine
  • Forging and Finishing the Punches. Film-plates, and Steel Bushes.-
  • of Cutting off Levers of the Bullet-machines.-The Punch
  • Film-plate
  • Cost of Enfield Rifle Bullets, and Rate' of Production
  • Casting Bullets
  • THE PLUG
  • Description of Wood used
  • The Plug-cutting Machine
  • Plugging. gauging. and Examining the Bullets
  • THE CARTRIDGE
  • Paper and the' Tests for it
  • Cutting the Paper 10 the Different Shapes required for forming Cartridges
  • Operation of Rolling or forming Cartridges
  • Manufacture of I3ag~ for Cartridges from the Pulp
  • Filling. Twisting. Lubricating. and Packing Cartridges, and the
  • Precautions taken in Royal Laboratory
  • Packing Small-arms Cartridges
  • 'New Blank Cartridge
  • The old form of Blank Ammunition
  • Mode of forming Sharp's Breech•loading Carbine Cartridge
  • Appliances required for rolling these Cartridges
  • Sharp's Breech-loader Cartridge
  • METALLIC TUBES.
  • Manufacture of Metallic Tubes for preserving Cartridges from clamp
  • LUBRICATION.
  • 11lc Lubrication. or Anti-fouling Agent.-Material used and Tests
  • Breaking up Ammunition
  • THE CAP
  • Materials used. and Tests for
  • test for Copper
  • Abraham's Cap-Machine
  • Cleaning
  • Filling
  • Pressing
  • Varnishing
  • Drying
  • Examining
  • Second Drying
  • Packing
  • Composition used in Filling Percussion Caps
  • Chlorate of Potash
  • Fulminate of Mercury
  • Preparation
  • AMMUNITION BARRELS.
  • Manufacture or Cooperage of Ammunition Barrels
  • Making the Staves
  • Making the "'Heads"
  • Bending the Thongs
  • Forming thco Barrel
  • Heating the Wood. and Preparing the Barrel for Heads
  • Hooping and Fixing the Heads in Ihe Barrel
  • RIFLE-PRACTICE TARGETS
  • EXPERIMENTAL TARGETS
  • MANTELETS
  • RIFLE RESTS.
  • Shoulder Rest .
  • The Fixed Rest
  • THE MIROOMETER.
  • Micrometer. or Spheromf'ter. u..;eu for M('asllIing the Diameter of
  • l3ullel~. Cartridges. &c
  • PENETRATION OF RIFLE-BULLETS.
  • Testing the Penetration of Projectiles
  • EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICE.
  • Carrying on Experimental Practice with Small Arms
  • VERNIER
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC Supplement