BRITISH MILITARY FIREARMS:1650-1850
Reprinted from the 1994 revised edition with new introduction, 294pp., 83 illustrations on photographic plates, 33 figs., marks, paperback 2010. How does one adequately describe this book? Simply as the best study that has ever been written on the subject & will quite probably remain so. Howard Blackmore, Deputy Master of the Royal Armouries and one of the significant elite band of authors on weaponry in the post-war period provides a completely authoritative and thorough survey based on the British Board of Ordnance records. Separate chapters on the development of the flintlock, the Brown Bess, early rifles and breechloaders, the experimental arms of Henry Nock, the introduction of the rifle, later flintlocks, the adoption of the percussion system, the Brunswick rifle, Lovell's percussion arms, repeaters an revolvers, manufacture and proof.1 vol, 296 pgs 2010 UK, KEN TROTMAN LTD
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