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A spinning bullet leaving a 'rifled' barrel is much more accurate than a musket ball but the technology of grooving a barrel and shaping the projectile to make an efficient and reliable weapon has exercised military minds for centuries. Here is a concise history of the attempts to develop and improve the British Army's most important individual weapon - from the Ferguson of the American Revolution, to the Baker of the Napoleonic Wars, the Brunswick, the Snider, the Maritini-Henry and the famous Lee-Enfields - and the ammunition designed for it.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 144 x 202 x 6mm | 117.94g
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747806330
  • 9780747806332
  • 561,339

Table of contents

The earliest 'guns' Flintlock muskets, c.1690-1840 The first British rifles, 1775-1840 Percussion rifles Breech-loading rifles Bolt-action magazine rifles Automatic rifles Carbines Plaes to visit and further reading Index

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About Peter Duckers

Peter Duckers is a Member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.

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