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Rifles & Muskets: Collector’s Guides

Michael E. Haskew

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... Read moreRead less

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.

Collector's Guides series

Format: 244 x 186mm hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 50,000
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and 60 colour and b/w photos
ISBN: 978-1-78274-151-0

Michael E. Haskew

Michael E. Haskew is the editor of WWII History Magazine and The World War II Desk Reference with the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. He is the author of The Sniper At War, The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces in World War II, Order of Battle: Western Allied Forces of WWII, and The Italian Campaign in World War II.

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