British Military Rifles, Paperback

British Military Rifles Paperback

Part of the Shire album series



A spinning bullet leaving a 'rifled' barrel is much more accurate than a musket ball but the technology of grooving a barrel and shaping the projectile to make an efficient and reliable weapon has exercised military minds for centuries.

Here is a concise history of the attempts to develop and improve the British Army's most important individual weapon - from the Ferguson of the American Revolution, to the Baker of the Napoleonic Wars, the Brunswick, the Snider, the Maritini-Henry and the famous Lee-Enfields - and the ammunition designed for it.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, colour and b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: History of engineering & technology
  • ISBN: 9780747806332



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