The Gun and its Development

The Gun and Its Development

The Gun and Its Development

 The Gun and its Development (Ninth Edition)

“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; the invention of the crossbow, possibly around 1000 A.D.; the introduction of gunpowder into Europe in the fourteenth 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; gunpower 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 industry history.”


~ by rdemunck on September 20, 2008.

2 Responses to “The Gun and its Development”

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  2. Wow, I agree with the last guy, that is pretty cool. “The Gun and its Development” sounds like a heck of a read. Gotta love that price on amazon too. Thanks for pointing that out! Have a great day!

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