British Single Shot Rifle Volume 7
Book one of a two-volume set that chronicles, in great detail, the story of the most popular of all the single shot rifles. These are the early models, air, percussion, needle fire and the center hammer types.
In this book we cover the early percussion and air rifle types and then get into the fascinating story of the needle fires. Why these were so important to the British trade as well as future cartridge design is covered in detail. We then cover the various developments in more traditional cartridge rifles through the center hammer break open designs. Also included is a large section devoted to additional information and corrections of material covered in previous books in this series as well as a few pages devoted to simple photography techniques. As this story is so large we have had to make two volumes. Volume 8 (to be published) will conclude the story. That book covers the hammerless rifles, ammunition and reloading and shooting the rook rifle today. We have also included a few recipes for those that would like to prepare a rook dinner.