Rifles & Muskets
Collector's Guides - From 1450 to the present day
Michael E. Haskew
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Matchlock, wheel lock, flintlock and caplock; muzzle-loading and breech-loading; revolving and rifling – the history of muskets and rifles is a fascinating journey through the development of firearms technology.
From early matchlocks of the 15th century to the latest hunting rifles and assault rifles, Collector’s Guides Rifles & Muskets traces the development of these small arms through their technical revolutions. From a 16th century wheel-lock to today’s Knight MK-85 muzzleloader, from the Winchester to the Ak-47 to the latest sporting rifles, Collector’s Guides Rifles & Muskets offers a narrative history of the classics among these firearms. Throughout there are technical specifications for featured firearms.
Illustrated with more than 260 colour and black-and-white artworks and photographs, Collector’s Guides Rifles & Muskets is an expertly written account of the history of sporting and military firearms.