With each new invention, from the earliest known cannon type gun of the fourteenth century to the latest M 14 rifle, the...

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A HISTORY OF FIREARMS

With each new invention, from the earliest known cannon type gun of the fourteenth century to the latest M 14 rifle, the firearm has become a more efficient and precise instrument. The principles of operation of many guns are described along with their particular usages throughout history. The Sharps rifle, the Colt revolver, the Smith and Wesson repeating rifle and pistol are a few we inspect at close range. The book concludes fittingly with an important message on the role of safety within the proximity of these dangerous weapons.

Pub Date: May 8, 1961

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Scribner

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1961