Notes On Sporting Rifles by Gerald Burrard available soon at the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Edward Arnold, 1953, Hardback in dust wrapper.
4th (revised) edition. [First Published: 1920] Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements [12pp];
From the cover: THIS book has been virtually rewritten to cover the developments in firearms since the third edition was published. The author has taken the opportunity of extending its scope to cover all kinds of shooting country from jungle to open veldt, and of reclassifying the various types of improved rifles and ammunition now available to sportsmen. All the trajectories have been recalculated from the Hodsock Ballistic Tables, and an entirely new feature of this edition is the inclusion of these tables themselves. They were originally published by us, as calculated by the late F. W. Jones, and in that form have been for some years out of print. They have now been recalculated and improved by Mr. O. Western, and are printed here in that revised form together with an explanatory note on the method of using them which will enable the reader to calculate easily the trajectory and ballistic characteristics of any rifle. They can be applied not only to sporting ranges up to 300 yards but also to the longer ones used for competitive target shooting.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with spotting to both panels, closed tear to the front flap and again to the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 183 [XII] pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.