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Rifles & Muskets: From 1750 to the Present Day
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Rifles & Muskets: From 1750 to the Present Day (Hardback)

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Matchlock, wheel lock, flintlock and caplock; muzzle-loading and breech-loading; revolving and rifling - the history of muskets and rifles is a fascinating journey through the development of firearms technology.



From early matchlocks of the 15th century to the latest hunting rifles and assault rifles, Collector's Guide to Rifles& Muskets traces the development of these small arms through their technical revolutions. From a 16th century wheel-lock to today's Knight MK-85 muzzleloader, from the Winchester to the Ak-47 to the latest sporting rifles, Collector's Guide to Rifles & Muskets offers a narrative history of the classics among these firearms. Throughout there are technical specifications for featured firearms.



Illustrated with more than 200 colour and black-and-white artworks and photographs, Collector's Guide to Rifles& Muskets is an expertly written account of the history of sporting and military firearms.

Michael E. Haskew has been writing and researching military history topics for more than 25 years. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces In World War II, Order of Battle: Western Allied Tanks, 1939-45, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Postwar Armoured Fighting Vehicles, 1945-Present and The Essential Weapons Identification Guide: Postwar Artillery, 1945-Present. Mr. Haskew also served as editor of The World War II Desk Reference with The Eisenhower Center For American Studies. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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