Author : Joseph McKenna
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN 13 : 1476683786
Total Pages : 259 pages
Book Rating : 4.82/5 ( download)
Book Synopsis The Gun Makers of Birmingham, 1660-1960 by : Joseph McKenna
Download or read book The Gun Makers of Birmingham, 1660-1960 written by Joseph McKenna and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-03-05 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the history and development of gun-making in Birmingham, England--for many years a center of the world's firearms industry--this book covers innovations in design and manufacture of both military and sporting arms from 1660 through 1960. The city is perhaps best known for mass-producing some of the most battle-tested weapons in history, including the Brown Bess musket, the Webley revolver and the Lee-Enfield rifle. Yet Birmingham's gun-makers have carried on a centuries-long tradition of crafting high quality hand-made sporting guns.