The British Sporting Gun and Rifle: Pursuit of Perfection 1850-1900

By: Donald Dallas

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Large hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp 423, colour and b&w illustrations throughout, appendices, bibliography. 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 may developments such as the superseding of the two groove muzzle-loading Express rifle by the multi-groove, breech-loading rifle of smaller calibre. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Title: The British Sporting Gun and Rifle: Pursuit of Perfection 1850-1900

Author Name: Donald Dallas

Categories: Field Sports & Shooting,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 2008

ISBN Number: 1846890322

ISBN Number 13: 9781846890321

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 007056