A History of Firearms: From Earliest Times to 1914, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A History of Firearms

From Earliest Times to 1914, 1st Edition

By W. Y. Carman


208 pages

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Amply illustrated with pen & ink drawings, and including a glossary of key terms, this volume, originally published in 1955, traces the history of firearms and the pioneers who made that history, step by step, to the fringe of a complex modern science.

Table of Contents

1. The Use of Fire in War 2. The Development of Cannon 3. Variations of Cannon 4. Machine Guns 5. Handguns, Muskets and Rifles 6. Carbines 7. Pistols and Revolvers 8. Experiments 9. Ammunition 10. Grenades and Fireships 11. Rockets

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Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
HISTORY / Military / Weapons