British Military Rifles - Shire album 445 (Paperback)Peter Duckers (author)
Paperback 48 Pages / Published: 01/07/2005
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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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 122 g
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 3 mm
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