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Compound Guns 1874, Many Barrelled Rifle Batteries, Machine Guns, or Mitrailleurs

Capt. J. F. Owen

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Compound Guns 1874, Many Barrelled Rifle Batteries, Machine Guns, or Mitrailleurs

38 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.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 38

"Mitrailleurs or machine guns have attracted a great deal of attention of late years and now constitute a part of armament of most great powers. A succinct account of their gradual introduction, and description of those used by different natiuons will therefore, I trust, be found of some interest."

"In 1869, our own government, finding that in France and Belgium weapons of this nature were being manufactured in considerable numbers, purchased Mitrailleurs, both on Montigny and Gatling principles, and in 1870 a Special Committee was appointed to report upon them, and on mitrailleurs in general."

"To the two reports… I am indebted for most of the information given in the following (booklet). J.F.O."