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Title: Scloppetaria: or considerations on the nature and use of rifled barrel guns, with reference to their forming the basis of a permanent system of national defence, agreeable to the genius of the country

Price: £285.00

Year: 1808

Edition: 1st Edn,

Publisher: Printed by C. Roworth.for T. Egerton

City of Publication: T E Gerton

Summary: xxiv 251 + 6-page index, errata, engraved frontis of standing rifleman shooting, 9 other plates and 3 target plates, some foxing to plates, and contents. Contemporary presentation inscription on FEP from Lord Berwick to Thomas Turner also later ownership name, signature of Thomas Turner to verso of the frontis and upper blank margin of the contents page, bound in a contemporary 1/2 black calf, rubbing to head of spine and corners. The author gives details of the advantages of the rifled barrel, theory of spiral motion powder, construction of the rifle, the lock sights, the bullet etc., A scarce and important title in the development of rifles. Riling 350.

Ref: 14603

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