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Gun History & Development

Kevin, Brian (Book - 2012 )
Gun History & Development


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This title examines the history and development of guns and their firing mechanisms, from the early arquebus, through muskets and long guns, to today's revolvers, rifles, and shotguns. Readers will learn about the advancement from black powder to gunpowder, as well as the development of ammunition. Leaders in the field of gun development such as John Moses Browning are also introduced. The history of gun rights and important legal decisions are also examined. The Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Authors: Kevin, Brian, 1980-
Title: Gun history & development
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. :, ABDO Pub. Co.,, c2012.
Characteristics: p. cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: The Legend of Black Berthold
The Development of Gunpowder
Cannons Big and Small
The Arquebus
Arquebus to Musket
Musket to Rifle
Pistols and Revolvers
Ammunition Advancements
Mass Production
The Twentieth Century
Gun Rights
Glossary
Web Sites.
Local Note: 29 118 182 232 237 261 280
Alternate Title: Gun history and development
ISBN: 9781617833144
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