British Military Rifles
By (author) Peter Duckers
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British Military Rifles by Peter Duckers
Book DescriptionA spinning bullet leaving a 'rifled' barrel is much more accurate than a musket ball but the technology of grooving a barrel and shaping the projectile to make an efficient and reliable weapon has exercised military minds for centuries. Here is a concise history of the attempts to develop and improve the British Army's most important individual weapon - from the Ferguson of the American Revolution, to the Baker of the Napoleonic Wars, the Brunswick, the Snider, the Maritini-Henry and the famous Lee-Enfields - and the ammunition designed for it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806332
(210mm x 150mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Peter Duckers
Peter Duckers is a Member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.
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