British Sporting Gun and Rifle by D. Dallas
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British Sporting Gun and Rifle
By D. Dallas

The British Sporting Gun and Rifle

Pursuit of Perfection 1850-1900

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British Sporting Gun and Rifle by D. Dallas

Book Description

The period 1850 to 1900 witnessed the most far reaching changes sporting gun and rifle design had ever experienced. Prior to this, changes had been pedestrian and the muzzle-loader still ruled the day in 1850 as it had done for previous centuries. In this major work the author details the many changes that occurred. He describes at length the pinfire, centre-fire and hammerless developments along with all the ancillary changes made to sporting guns. Likewise with rifles he outlines the many developments such as the superseding of the two groove muzzle-loading Express rifle by the multi-groove, breech-loading rifle of smaller calibre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846890321
ISBN-10: 1846890322
Format: Hardback
(300mm x 230mm x 30mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Swan Hill Press
Publisher: Quiller Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - D. Dallas

This is Donald Dallas's fifth book on the history of gunmaking. His previous books encompassed detailed histories of renowned gunmakers Boss, Purdey and Holland & Holland.

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