Scloppetaria: or Considerations of the Nature and Use of Rifled Barrel Guns, with Reference to ... Scloppetaria: or Considerations of the Nature and Use of Rifled Barrel Guns, with Reference to ... Scloppetaria: or Considerations of the Nature and Use of Rifled Barrel Guns, with Reference to ...

Scloppetaria: or Considerations of the Nature and Use of Rifled Barrel Guns, with Reference to Their Forming the Basis of a Permanent System of National Defence, Agreeable to the Genius of the Country

A Corporal of Riflemen [attributed to Captain Henry Beaufoy]

Published by Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard, Temple-Bar, for T. Egerton, Military Library, Near Whitehall, London, 1812
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Title: Scloppetaria: or Considerations of the ...

Publisher: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard, Temple-Bar, for T. Egerton, Military Library, Near Whitehall, London

Publication Date: 1812

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: Second Edition

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xxiv, 251, [7] pages, including the errata sheet. Nine engraved plates and three target plates, showing the accuracy of various rifle bores. With a fourth target illustration, in manuscript, bound in. A significant early work on the rifle (the title is a Latinized word meaning The Militiaman) describing attempts to increase the accuracy of weapons. The anonymous author of this book argues for a greater twist to the rifling than was prevalent at the time. The person who inserted the additional manuscript target plate (initials R.E.P.) agreed with that proposition and his manuscript target plate results using quarter, half, and three-quarter twists supports that conclusion. Second ediiton. Recently half-bound in blue straight-grained morocco and marbled paper. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 16298

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