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William Tranter (1816-1890) is a name familiar to collectors of British firearms, but otherwise not widely known despite the significance of his contribution to the development of firearms over his lifetime. The the period 1860-1880s the Tranter firearms factory was the largest in Birmingham and William Tranter was responsible for developments in the manufacture and design of firearms that began in the pepperbox era and ended with the development of a working machine gun. This valuable reference book is designed to help collectors identify and date their won models and variations with the knowledge currently known to date. It presents a comprehensive collection of information about all Tranter makes and models. There are chapters on percussion arms production, cartridge arms production, patent details and 1868 model range, developmental models, 1878 and 1879 models, conversions and markings, other factory production, accessories and casings arrangement, and more.
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