Hobbies & Leisure / Hobbies & Interests -General / Gun collecting by Geoffrey Boothroyd Geoffrey Boothroyd           The Sportsman's Press, 1987 : hardcover in dust jacket: approximately 5.5 x 9 inches tall: 208 pages including index: black and white photographic illustrations and diagrams . Synopsis: First published in 1961, this 1987 edition revised by the author, includes a  comprehensive list of 19th-century gunmakers and gunsmiths.  Geoffrey Boothroyd examines the history of of the gun, and  includes information on the invention of gunpowder; the matchlock; the wheellock; development of the flintlock; military and sporting flintlocks , the blunderbuss, flintlock pistols; Forsyth and the percussion principal; percussion rifles and capping carbines; the development of the revolver and perfection of percussion revolvers; early breechloaders and breech-loading repeaters; smokeless powders and their influence on design; revolvers and automatics. Chapters on starting a collection; cleaning and repairing  guns; proof marks; the firing of antique weapons and the law as it stood in  1980 are  included. Condition: paper very slightly tanned: very clean and good overall                            used books
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  • Book Title: Gun collecting
  • Author: Geoffrey Boothroyd
  • ISBN: 094825310 x
  • Publisher: Sportsman's Press
  • Year Published: 1987
  • Our Price: £25.30 GBP ($39.97 USD)
  • Description: The Sportsman's Press, 1987 : hardcover in dust jacket: approximately 5.5 x 9 inches tall: 208 pages including index: black and white photographic illustrations and diagrams . Synopsis: First published in 1961, this 1987 edition revised by the author, includes a comprehensive list of 19th-century gunmakers and gunsmiths. Geoffrey Boothroyd examines the history of of the gun, and includes information on the invention of gunpowder; the matchlock; the wheellock; development of the flintlock; military and sporting flintlocks , the blunderbuss, flintlock pistols; Forsyth and the percussion principal; percussion rifles and capping carbines; the development of the revolver and perfection of percussion revolvers; early breechloaders and breech-loading repeaters; smokeless powders and their influence on design; revolvers and automatics. Chapters on starting a collection; cleaning and repairing guns; proof marks; the firing of antique weapons and the law as it stood in 1980 are included. Condition: paper very slightly tanned: very clean and good overall
  • Condition: Collectable- Very Good
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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