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Guide to Big Game Hunting in India- 1920 Shikar Field Book

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Guide to Big Game Hunting in India- 1920 Shikar Field Book

28 pages, about 8" x 11", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice copy. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 28
  • Guide to Big Game Hunting in India- 1920 Shikar Field Book
  • The Indian Field Shikar Book 1920
  • Compiled by W. S. Burke
  • Thacker, Spink & Co. Calcutta and Simla India
  • Preface - the need for a small encyclopedia about big game hunting
  • Guns Rifles and Ammunition
  • Differences in Guns
  • Jeffery, Henry, Westley Richards, Sherwood, Rigby, Holland, Gibbs
  • Boswell, Lang, Lancaster
  • Table of Shotgun or Smooth Bore Gauges
  • How to find the twist of the Rifling
  • Hints on Shotgun and Express Cartridges
  • Hints on Casting Lead Bullets and Loading Express Cartridges
  • Pressures and Velocities
  • Drachms to Grains
  • Selecting and Cleaning a gun.
  • What to do before using
  • Shikar Wrinkles ( problems)
  • What to wear on the hunt and what to pack
  • How many coolies to take with you
  • Medicine to take with you
  • How tall is the elephant?
  • Fishing accessories and necessities
  • Howdah Accessories
  • The Sportsman Library
  • Restrictions on the .303 and Martini Henry Rifle