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Gunnery in 1858: Rifles, Cannon & Sporting Arms (UK)

William Greener

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Gunnery in 1858: Rifles, Cannon & Sporting Arms (UK)

477 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.

Full title:
Gunnery in 1858: Being a Treatise on Rifles, Cannon & Sporting Arms; Explaining the Principles of the Science of Gunnery, and Describing the Newest Improvements in Firearms.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 477
  • Gunnery in 1858: Rifles, Cannon & Sporting Arms
  • American Machined Guns
  • Artillery in Ancient Times
  • Birmingham Guns
  • Breech Loading Guns
  • British Artillery
  • Cannons
  • Colt’s Repeating Pistol
  • Colts Revolver
  • Crossbows and Slings
  • Damascus Barrels
  • Dean and Adams Revolvers
  • Double Barrel Guns
  • Enfield Rifles explained
  • Enfield the name and Weapons
  • English Mortar Practice
  • French Crutch or Breech Loading Shotgun
  • Gun Making
  • Iron for Gun Barrels
  • Lancaster the Greener Bullets
  • Manton and his Rifle Cannon
  • Modern Field Guns
  • Nitre at the Center of Discovery
  • Origin and Invention of Gunpowder
  • Primitive Hand Guns
  • Proof of Gun Barrels
  • Revolving Pistols
  • Roger Bacon’s recipe
  • Russian Guns
  • Ship Guns
  • Shot, Caps and Wadding
  • Tanter’d Double Trigger
  • Tests for Safety
  • The Harpoon Gun for Whale Shooting
  • The Rifle and Rifle Trials
  • The Science of Gunnery
  • Volocity in Projectiles
  • Whitworth and Enfield Trials