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Improved American Rifle 1848 with Ned Roberts Supplement

John H. Chapman | Ned H. Roberts

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Improved American Rifle 1848 with Ned Roberts Supplement

226 pages, about 8 1/2" x 6" 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: 226
  • This was originally a limited edition printing by New Roberts who believed very little had changed the rules set down by Chapman. Those ideas he felt needed updating he added at the end.
  • Improved American Rifle 1848
  • John R. Chapman's Supplement by Major Ned H. Roberts
  • To the Young Marksmen of the United States, This Treatise on Their Favorite Weapon is Humbly Dedicated by their Fellow Marksman, John R. Chapman
  • Others writing inadequate on the Subject
  • Wesson Rifle improved
  • Method of Obtaining the Curve of the line of flight
  • Oenetration of Flat ended Picket bullets
  • Defence of target shooting as a rational amusement
  • Characteriestics of the European, continuental and English Rifles
  • Pecularities of the American Rifle
  • Description of Wesson's target rifle
  • Different Sights
  • Prices of the Wesson Target Rifle
  • Description of the 12 inch Wesson Pistol
  • Cost of sights made my Mr. James, Utica New York
  • Description of moulds, caps, the swedge, starter
  • Wooden targets, wind flags
  • Requirements for making a good marksman
  • Method of calculating variations of sights
  • Target shooting in windy weather
  • Fair meaning of off-hand
  • The Mississippi off-hand doge
  • Shooting matches at Syracuse, Sherburne and Tropy
  • Recommenditions of Wesson and other makes
  • The Causes of error
  • Why Dupont and English powders do not perform well
  • Theoretic principles upon which Acurate Performance are founded
  • Dr. Ure, Robins
  • The twist
  • Conclusion