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.
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