The Newton Rifle, Second Edition

9780615586076: The Newton Rifle, Second Edition
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Charles Newton contributed numerous innovative ideas and designs to the firearms industry between the years of 1905 and 1932. His ballistic experimentations using the premise of a large shell case for caliber to attain high velocity, led to the development of many new cartridges from. Newton marketed high power rifles from 1914 to the late 1920s. He imported rifles from Germany in 1914 and 1922 and manufactured two models of Newton rifles using his own design ideas. The second edition of The Newton Rifle is the most complete source of information available concerning Charles Newton and his contributions to the firearms industry. The data in this volume was compiled using over 100 historical and contemporary sources of reference to present the complete history and details of the Newton story. All models of Newton rifles are detailed: 1914 Rifle Group, First Model 1916, Model 1922, Second Model 1924 Buffalo Newton rifle and the LeverBolt rifle. Standard and factory available options, mechanical workings of each model, one-of-a-kind rifles and developments that never came to be are discussed in this book Some of the information included herein has never been presented by any other source i.e. a rifle from the first and only shipment of 24 rifles imported by Newton in 1914 and an original, custom rifle made by Fred Adolph in caliber .40 Newton. The Newton Rifle, contains the history of each Newton associated enterprise along with sections on Newton related products such as ammunition, cartridge head stamps, cartridge boxes, catalogs and reloading tools. The book contains over 240 color pictures including rifle design details, ammunition boxes, cartridges and 48 rifles. There are over 80 scans of various subjects related to Newton rifles. This book was written as a reference guide for the Newton collector as well as a source of historical information for the firearms admirer who may want to know more about this interesting aspect of the firearms industry.

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