A History of Firearms: From Earliest Times to 1914

A History of Firearms: From Earliest Times to 1914

by W. Y. Carman
     
 

Thorough survey traces the history of firearms from the times of the Assyrians to the dawn of the 20th century. Essential guide covers ancient use of firearms in wartime and the development and variations of cannon, mines, handguns, muskets, and rifles as well as experiments with arms, ammunition, grenades, and rockets. 34 black-and-white illustrations.

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Thorough survey traces the history of firearms from the times of the Assyrians to the dawn of the 20th century. Essential guide covers ancient use of firearms in wartime and the development and variations of cannon, mines, handguns, muskets, and rifles as well as experiments with arms, ammunition, grenades, and rockets. 34 black-and-white illustrations.

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Carman, the former deputy director of London's Imperial War Museum, released this illustrated volume in 1955. He covers the earliest incarnations of single-shot cannons and the development of semi- and full-automatic weapons around World War I, along with rockets and grenades. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486433905
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/19/2004
Edition description:
Unabridged Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.46(d)

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