In Pursuit of the Best Gun: Westley Richards 1812-2012

 
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Published by Westley Richards & Co, Birmingham, England (2012)
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Book Description Westley Richards & Co, Birmingham, England, 2012. Hardcover. First edition. Quarto; pp 335; VG-/G; Black spine with gilt text; dust jacket has slight sun fading and rubbing to exterior, minor chipping to corners; cloth has slight sun fading to exterior, strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. Seller Inventory # 13-94-1302205

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Book Description Westley Richards & Co. Birmingham, Worcestershire. 2012 1st edition. Folio (259 x 337mm). Pp335. Colour and b/w photographs, colour & b/w illustrations, bibliography, photograph end-papers. Grey cloth, upper board and spine titled in light grey. Slight use but very good in slightly used dust-wrapper. This book "is a wide-ranging and richly illustrated history of the oldest of the prestigious English gun making companies. It has been in Birmingham since it was founded and has played an important role in the development of the shotgun and the sporting and military rifle, and is especially famous for such features as the Monkey Tail carbine, an early breech loader, the Anson and Deeley box lock which marked the transition to the effective hammerless gun, and the hand detachable lock (droplock). Guns of Westley Richards & Co. have been owned and used by some of the most famous sporting shots, from Frederick Selous to Count Alfred Potocki and from the Maharaja of Patiala to Ernest Hemingway. Still patronised by clents from around the world today, including royalty, Westley Richards & Co. has had a remarkable resurgence in the past few decades which has helped it retain a worldwide reputation, 200 years after its founding." Chapters include: Making the best gun; The beginnings; Military gunnery; Sporting gunnery; The Great War; Shikar and safari; Brave New World; Old guns and new; In pursuit of perfection; Hunters' voices. Appendices include: Patents; Royal Warrants and medals; Serial numbers, 1839 to the present (sporting guns). . Seller Inventory # 49395

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