Instructions to Young Marksmen, in All That Relates to the General Construction, Practical Manipulation, Causes and Liability to Error in Making Accurate Performances, and the Theoretic Principles Upon Which Such Accurate Performances Are Founded

Instructions to Young Marksmen, in All That Relates to the General Construction, Practical Manipulation, Causes and Liability to Error in Making Accurate Performances, and the Theoretic Principles Upon Which Such Accurate Performances Are Founded : As Exhi

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Excerpt from Instructions to Young Marksmen, in All That Relates to the General Construction, Practical Manipulation, Causes and Liability to Error in Making Accurate Performances, and the Theoretic Principles Upon Which Such Accurate Performances Are Founded: As Exhibited in the Improved American Rifle I am not aware of any treatise, published either in this country or England, that is of any use to an inquiring marksman. The observations and deductions of Robins, made more than a century ago, stand out, however, as a monument of profun dity of thought, grasp of conception, clearness of expression, and prophetical accuracy, which compel us to admire, nay, almost worship, the genius of that eminent man. Scloppetaria, or Remarks on Rifle Practice, was written by a corporal in the British Rifle service, and published in London in 1804. It is a fair performance, but falls very short of what is required by the marksman of the present day. The article Rifle, in all the Cyclo pdadias is very dry and barren and in Dr. U re's it requires te-writing. Greener on Gunnery de votes a few pages to the examination and condemna tion of Dr. Ure and the belted bullet, making extracts from Robins, advocating a decreasing twist. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 395g
  • English
  • 0331093847
  • 9780331093841