Sticks, Stones and GUNS: From primitive Projectiles to Modern Gunsmithing

 
9781493510634: Sticks, Stones and GUNS: From primitive Projectiles to Modern Gunsmithing

A detailed history of the creation and refinement of the projectile weapon, this book details the many aspects of building firearms and increasing their accuracy. From the shotgun and musket to hand guns and development of auto loading machine guns an in depth look of the manufacture of firearms with illustrations. · The history of gunpowder · How hand held firearms were developed from the cannon to the pistol · Muzzle loading vs. breech loading · The invention of the shot gun and it’s improvements · The evolution from hammer to firing pin · A detailed look at four different safety mechanisms · The development of cartridges and ejector systems · A look at seven different trigger systems and the first trigger patent · Ballistics, rifling, ammunition, explosives, magazines, Sport shooting, military rifles and more...

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