Practical Guide to Man-Powered Bullets: Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns & Bulletbows

Practical Guide to Man-Powered Bullets: Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns & Bulletbows

by Richard Middleton
     
 

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David slew Goliath with his slingshot: for millennia that was the norm, as men used a variety of non-explosive weapons to fire small stones and carefully rounded bullets of clay, glass, and even steel and lead. This unusual study explores in practical detail the many ways, old and new, in which man shot projectiles without recourse to gunpowder. They include

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David slew Goliath with his slingshot: for millennia that was the norm, as men used a variety of non-explosive weapons to fire small stones and carefully rounded bullets of clay, glass, and even steel and lead. This unusual study explores in practical detail the many ways, old and new, in which man shot projectiles without recourse to gunpowder. They include the bow and arrow, a favorite for the last 10,000 years; pump-up air guns; blowpipes; catapults; and homemade lead musketballs. There's information on ammunition and velocity, as well as a lively personal narrative filled with humor and the spirit of experimentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602391475
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,179,407
Product dimensions:
9.72(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.67(d)

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