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Hadoke (Diggory).

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ISBN 10: 1910723258 / ISBN 13: 9781910723258
Verlag: Merlin Unwin Books. Ludlow, Shropshire.
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2016 1st edition. 4to (223 x 282mm). Ppviii,216. Colour photographs throughout, b/w photographs and illustrations. Black boards, spine titled in gilt. Mint in dust-wrapper. "I believe that nothing made in the twentieth century compares favourably with the best hammer guns made by the real artisans of the British gun trade: made in the days before celebrity engravers signed their work or CNC machinery standardised every part. What I invariably pick up and take shooting is an 1870s under-lever hammer 12-bore." "They remain, according to the author, the best guns ever made - and today they are still in many ways better than anything else available. .Using hammer guns, explains Diggory, should not be seen as an affectation, - if you apply yourself to their use and ownership in the right way." Chapters include: Hammer guns appreciated in literature and history; The hammer gun era, shorter than you thought; The breech loader makes an entrance; The pin-fire catches on; The arrival of centre-fire; Locking mechanisms; The Jones Screw Grip; The real 'Golden Age' of gun-making; Emi-hammerless guns; Bar-action or Back-action?; Non-rebounding and Rebounding Locks; The classic lock makers of the era; Factories and aritsans; US gun-making heroes; Hammer ejectors; Self-cocking hammer guns; Chambers, bores and barrels; Parts of the hammer gun; Whitworth one-piece steel barrels; Hammer guns - pigeon shooting; Double rifles; Famous hammer guns and their owners; The intrinsic qualities of the hammer gun; The glory of the 'No Name'; Selecting appropriate ammunition; The proof house; Auctions; Victorian small rifles; Chamber sleeving; The future of lead shot; Where have all the gunmakers gone?; Travelling overseas with hammer guns; Hammer gun stripping and assembly; To restore or to prserve?: Restoration - a case study; Barrel browning - getting it right; Trouble shooting - what to look for; Customisation - possibilities and limitations; Hammer gun syndicates; Obsolete calibres and Section 58; Collecting for investment; Researching your hammer gun's history. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40336

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Verlag: Merlin Unwin Books. Ludlow, Shropshire.

Einband: Soft cover

Auflage: 1st Edition

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Vintage gun expert Diggory Hadoke (author of Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot and The British Boxlock Gun & Rifle) has now produced an accessible work on the subject for which he is best known: the hammer gun. With a fascinating mixture of historical analysis, practical application and personal reflection, he makes a robust case for the Victorian hammer gun as the finest sporting gun available today, just as it was a century ago. The reader will discover all that is worth knowing about the subject: how the guns were devised, crafted and used, how they were perfected and how they work. Modern applications are given equal weight to historical ones and subjects such as the selection of suitable ammunition, stripping, refurbishing and customising will prove invaluable to anyone contemplating taking a hammer gun into the field and using it as they would a modern gun. More than a reference book, this is a clearly-written guide for owners and collectors that will prove invaluable for buying and maintaining Victorian hammer guns.

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