This is a detailed examination of the work of Colonel G.V. Fosbery, especially his invention and development of the Paradox gun, produced commercially by Holland & Holland. The Paradox was designed for both shot and bullet. Essentially a smooth-bore, it was provided with an inch or two of rifling at the muzzle. With shot, the makers claimed performance comparable to the best cylinder bore shotguns of the time, and with bullets, the same accuracy as an Express rifle at 150 yards. Contents include: Section 1, George Fosbery VC, His Life and Inventions - The early years; Rifle trials; Volley and machine guns; A flood of inventions; A new generation of rifles; The origin of the Paradox; Two more rifles and magazines; The Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver; The final years. Section 2, Holland & Holland and the Paradox - Holland & Holland records and the economics of the gun industry; The development and introduction of the Paradox; The production history; The 12-bore Paradox; The 12-bore Heavy Load Black Powder Paradox and the start of the Dangerous Game Paradox; The 12-bore Nitro Paradox; The 12-bore Nitro Magnum, Long Range, and Express Paradox; The 8-bore Paradox; The 10-bore Paradox; The 16-bore Paradox; The 20-bore Paradox; The 28-bore Paradox; The Paradox and the Aero Gun go to war; The end of the Paradox. A thorough and engaging treatment of a little-known subject. A second volume is promised for the future, although no date is given.