This book features a selection of the most significant black powder weapons in military history between 1370-1870, with approximately 290 colour and monochrome photographs, with close-up sequences showing handling, loading, and live firing with ball ammunition, by shooters wearing period uniforms to put these historic weapons in their visual context.
The author provides a concise illustrated account of the weapon’s historical and technical background, and a description of it’s actual firing characteristics and performance from the view-point of the ordinary soldier.
Weapons include the hand gun, the matchlock musket, the wheel lock pistol, the flintlock rifle, the flintlock musket, the percussion rifled musket, the percussion revolver, the percussion breech-loading rifle and the cartridge rifle.
The dust wrapper is in vg condition, clean ans bright, with rubbing and small closed tears to the top and tail of the spine. The binding is tight. there are a few minor marks to the top edges of the pages. Inside, the content is clean, bar a few minor specks, and in near fine condition.
- Published by the Crowood Press, 1998
- First edition
- 127 pages