qFrom the breech-loading rifles of the British Army and the American Winchesters of the U.S. Army to the German Mauser and the French Lebel, this exhaustive volume traces the evolution of rifles from the perspectives of the men who designed them and the military personnel who used them. In addition to failures like the Jennings Volcanic rifle and the British SA80, readers will encounter such successes as the AK-47, the most recognized and most common assault rifle of the 20th century.q--Jacket.A first-class assemblage of data by a master who really knew weaponry. His tables are of particular importance, and the data on the weapons is of great value . aaa. The Worlda#39;s Sniping Rifles. Greenhill Books, London, 1998. A shortanbsp;...
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