Written by the author of the famous The Gun and Its Development. Over 100 illustrations. The detailed contents cover a wide range of subjects: Central Fire Guns - Breech Loading Shotguns - The Bacon, Horsley, Wesson, Allen and Abbey Breech Loaders - Gun Powder - Spherical Ball Rifles - Cartridges for Express Rifles - Explosive Shells - The Snider Bullet - Rifling - Breech Loading Revolvers and Double Barrel Pistols - Smith and Wesson revolver - Colts Revolvers - Military Rifles and Cartridges - The Westley Richards Rifle - Trajectories - Cartridges for Military Breech Loading Small Arms etc. Many of the earliest gun books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.