AMATEUR GUNSMITHING. By Desmond Mills and Mike Barnes.

AMATEUR GUNSMITHING. By Desmond Mills and Mike Barnes.

SHOOTING WAYS AND SHOOTING DAYS. By J.C.M. Nichols.

SHOOTING WAYS AND SHOOTING DAYS. By J.C.M. Nichols.

THE SHOTGUN: HISTORY and DEVELOPMENT. By Geoffrey Boothroyd.

(1985) 1993 1st US edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Pp240. B/w photographs, illustrations, decorative end-papers. Red boards, spine titled in gilt.

Geoffrey Boothroyd was a frequent contributor to The Shooting Times over decades. "For this, the first of two books on the shotgun, a selection has been chosen from well over 800 articles dealing with the history and development of the sporting shotgun". Most of the photographs are the author's own. Chapters include; A brief history - early history, the flintlock perfected, the detonator, the early breechloaders, the development of the breechloader, successes and failures, the breechloader perfected, new ideas, repeating shotguns; Flint guns - double flintlock shotgun, a detached lock, "hammerless flintlock", "tin box" gun; The percussion gun - more about Forsyth and his lock, the development of the detonator, percussion locks, the conversion, a converted Manton, Scott percussion shotgun, the percussion hammer, Charles Jones patent locks, William Greener's muzzle loader, a late muzzle loader; Shooting the muzzle loading shotgun - the early breechloaders, the pinfire; Lefaucheux, modified Lefaucheux; After Lefaucheux - a Purdey pinfire, the Adams pinfire, those cunning craftsmen, the lock fast action, theWestley Richards pinfire, the Jones action, a lump to each barrel, sliding barrels, a sliding Egg, slide forward barrels, Rees L. Lloyd of Belper, pinfires are fun, Gasquoine and Dyson of Manchester, the Birmingham gun trade in 1868, the central-fire hammer breechloader; Miscellany - Schneider of Paris, central-fire conversions, the Westley Richards patents, a double double pinfire, odds and ends, Charles Lancaster's breechloader, Pape of Newcastle, Pape's extractor system, the Purdey bolt, Wiggan and Elliott shotgun, self-cocking hammer guns, Perkes' patent self-cocking guns, Stephen Grant sidelever, Stephen Grant underlever, hammers, Chassepot shotgun, a pair of Lancasters, H. Holland London, Holland and Holland Paradox No. 15629, tracing a gunmaker.
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Author Boothroyd (Geoffrey). (1925-2001).
Book Code 45403
ISBN 0940143925 / 0940143925
Book Description Very good in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper with bookseller's sticker to rear.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1993
Publisher Safari Press.
Place Long Beach, CA.