From Musket to Metallic Cartridge: A Practical History of Black Powder Firearms

From Musket to Metallic Cartridge: A Practical History of Black Powder Firearms


By (author) Oyvind Flatnes


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  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 250mm x 22mm | 860g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
  • ISBN 10: 1847975933
  • ISBN 13: 9781847975935
  • Illustrations note: 265 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 223,572

Product description

From Musket to Metallic Cartridge is an historical introduction to the use of black powder firearms, from the primitive smooth-bore musket to breech-loading cartridge guns, as well as a primer on their practical use for today's black powder shooters. Drawing on his experience of countless hours on the shooting range, backed up by meticulous research, Oyvind Flatnes relates over 500 years of development and covers the huge range of different ignition systems, models and patents. He describes the use of antique firearms and replicas, discussing their historical and safe modern use.

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Author information

Oyvind Flatnes is from Norway, and has an MA in medieval history from the University of Bergen. He is several times Norwegian and Nordic black powder shooting champion. He has previously published a book about black powder shooting and is a regular contributor of history and firearms articles to magazines and books. He owns, Scandinavia's premier black powder website.