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African Rifles and Cartridges

Taylor, John

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ISBN 10: 0882270133 / ISBN 13: 9780882270135
Published by The Gun Room Press, Highland Park, N.J., 1977
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Large 8vo. The Complete Title: African Rifles and Cartridges: The Experiences and Opinions of a Professional Ivory Hunter with some Thirty Years of Continuous Living in the African Bush --- Who Has Used all of the Various Calibers and most of the Suitable Cartridges, and with Them Killed the Many Species of Big Game Found on the Continent of Africa. (6) 431 pp, foreword, 1. Difinitions and Details of Rifles; 2. Double vs Magazine; 3. The Large Bores; 4. The Large Medium Bores; 5. The Medium Bors; 6. The Small Bores; 7. An All-Around Rifle; 8. Sights, Sighting and Trajectories; 9. Marksmanship in the Bush; 10. Bullet Design and Construction; 11. The Revolver or Pistol as Auxiliary; 12. A Summiong-Up; 13. Miscellaneous Odds and Ends; 14. Afterthoughts; index with b&w illustrations throughouts. Reprinted, 1977. Faintly foxed text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Bookseller Inventory # 000876

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Title: African Rifles and Cartridges

Publisher: The Gun Room Press, Highland Park, N.J.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: E. Stanley Smith

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Reprint.

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This new,high-quality reprint features the original photos (from first edition) on coated paper so that the images can be clearly seen by the reader. A must for anybody interested in rifles.

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John Taylor was a professional ivory hunter with some thirty years of continuous living in the African bush. He used all the various calibers of British, American, and German makers and rifles, and with them killed many species of big game found on the continent of Africa. Acknowledged to be one of the finest reference works on the large-caliber rifle (both double and bolt action), this new, high-quality reprint features the original photos (from first edition) on coated paper so that the images can be clearly seen by the reader. A must for anybody interested in rifles.

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