A History of Firearms: From Earliest Times to 1914

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Dover Publications, Incorporated, Mar 1, 2004 - History - 207 pages
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Thorough survey traces the history of firearms and introduces pioneers who helped shape that history--from the times of the Assyrians and Greeks to the dawn of the20th century. Essential guide covers ancient use of firearms in wartime and the development and variations of cannon, mines, handguns, muskets, and rifles; as well as experiments with arms, ammunition, grenades, and rockets. A glossary provides definitions for weapons-related terms. An indispensable reference for students and scholars; an important sourcebook for collectors and hobbyists. 34 black-and-white illustrations.

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