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Greener (W.W.).

ISBN 10: 1850790159 / ISBN 13: 9781850790150
Published by New Orchard Editions.,, Poole,, 1988
Used Condition: VG+ Hardcover
From J. and S. Daft (Lichfield, United Kingdom)

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804 pages + ads. Fasimile reprint of the 9th edition of 1910 - regarded as the best edition. Very sl shelfwear to foot of boards and DW and one corner very sl bumped else a near fine copy. Heavy book which may require extra shipping. Size: Sm4to. Bookseller Inventory # 015339

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Publisher: New Orchard Editions.,, Poole,

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+ Price Clipped

Edition: New Edition

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A facsimile of the 1910 edition of Greener's history of firearms which includes instruction in all forms of shooting

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First published in Great Britain in 1881 and subsequently revised nine times between that date and 1910, The Gun and Its Development traces the fascinating history of weaponry from the obscure, ancient origins of the slingshot and the bow and continuing on to the invention of the crossbow, possibly around 1000 a.d.; the introduction of gunpowder into Europe in the 14th century; the development of sporting and military guns over the centuries thereafter; and the rise of modern, factory-mass-produced firearms in the early 20th century.Individual chapters cover early to modern handguns; gunpowder ignition methods from fuses and flintlocks to percussion fulminates; shotguns; hammerless guns; ejector guns; the history of the firearms industry; manufacturing methods and their development in Britain, America, and elsewhere; how to use and handle different types of guns; ballistics; the development of rifling and smokeless powder; and much more.Copiously illustrated with photographs and marvelous engravings, The Gun and Its Development is the classic, authoritative reference work on the subject, certain to be of great interest to marksmen, hunters, gun collectors, and anyone interested in military or industrial history. (6 x 9, 846 pages, illustrations, charts)William Wellington Greener (1834-1921) was a world-renowned expert on the history of guns, and a pioneer in both the development of modern firearms-especially choke barrels for shotguns-and in the metallurgy and machining processes used in their manufacture.

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