The Complete Encyclopedia of Rifles & Carbines by A. E. Hartink newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Rebo, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1997] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Mankind has always been fascinated by firearms. Over the centuries, rifles and carbines have been used to wage war, to hunt, and for sport. Most hunters and sports marksmen have at least one rifle or carbine in their collections. You will find most, though not all, of the current makes, models, and calibres in this book. The range produced by arms manufacturers is so huge that some types had of necessity to be omitted, but all the modern, most popular rifles and carbines are dealt with in detail.
This encyclopaedia is a true catalogue of modern rifles and carbines. Starting from the development of the firearm, the author moves on to discuss weapons technology in considerable detail. Safety and the use of firearms are covered in depth. There are full and dear explanations of such technical aspects of firearms as safety catches and locking mechanisms. The types of ammunition suitable for rifles and carbines are also discussed.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Pictorial boards. 315 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¾”.
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