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eBook The Classic British Rook Rabbit Rifle ePub

by Colin Greenwood

  • ISBN: 1861268807
  • Category: Antiques and Collectibles
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Colin Greenwood
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (October 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 200
  • ePub book: 1875 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1517 kb
  • Other: lrf mbr txt lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 989

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The "Classic British Rook and Rabbit rifle" is one of the best books written on that subject. Most of the major manufacturers are listed - the articles are well detailed, and easy to read - and the book is nicely illustrated with first class pictures

The "Classic British Rook and Rabbit rifle" is one of the best books written on that subject. Most of the major manufacturers are listed - the articles are well detailed, and easy to read - and the book is nicely illustrated with first class pictures.

Start by marking The Classic British Rook Rabbit Rifle as Want to Read . In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the rook and rabbit rifle was one of the mainstays of British gunmaking, and were produced by every gunmaker of note, although very little has been written about them

Start by marking The Classic British Rook Rabbit Rifle as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the rook and rabbit rifle was one of the mainstays of British gunmaking, and were produced by every gunmaker of note, although very little has been written about them.

Colin Greenwood, The classic British rook & rabbit rifle, The Crowood Press Ltd, Marlborough, 2006

Colin Greenwood, The classic British rook & rabbit rifle, The Crowood Press Ltd, Marlborough, 2006, ISBN 978-1-86126-880-8. php?title Rook shooting&oldid 932273249".

The rook rifle, originally called the rook and rabbit rifle, is an. a b c d Colin Greenwood, The classic British rook & rabbit rifle, The Crowood Press Ltd, Marlborough, 2006, ISBN 978-1-86126-880-8.

The rook rifle, originally called the rook and rabbit rifle, is an obsolete English single-shot small calibre rifle intended for shooting small game, particularly rook shooting. 1 Design Use. As indicated by its name, the rook rifle's intended quarry was small game including rooks and rabbits.

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Colin Greenwood has written a fine book on British rook and rabbit rifles. These rifles were very popular until the early years of the twentieth century. They are popular today with collectors who have had to make do with little in the way of reference material

Colin Greenwood has written a fine book on British rook and rabbit rifles. They are popular today with collectors who have had to make do with little in the way of reference material. Greenwood has restricted his work to that of the premium end of the market and ignores the many fine Martini action rook rifles. No doubt this will create a niche for another book.

The rook rifle, originally called the rook and rabbit rifle, is an obsolete English single-shot .

The rook rifle, originally called the rook and rabbit rifle, is an obsolete English single-shot small calibre rifle intended for shooting small game. YouTube Encyclopedic  . Imperial War Museums, . 55 Jeffery rook rifle", iw. rg. uk, retrieved 18 April 2017.

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the rook and rabbit rifle was one of the mainstays of British gunmaking, and were produced by every gunmaker of note, although very little has been written about them.

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Very good history and detailed examination of about a dozen specimens. A must have book if you have an interest in these rare guns.
Mbon Mbon
Great book. I love it. Great information on a subject usually not covered. Covers the ammo as well as the firearms.
Kakashkaliandiia Kakashkaliandiia
The author limits the book to "classic" rook and rabbit rifles, which he defines as low volume, mostly hand crafted singles. This definition excludes doubles and mass made miniatures of the principle military rifles such as Martini, Comblain, and rolling block, although he has limited coverage of a few of these when well crafted examples are available to him. He further limits the discussion to those in the principle R&R cartridges such as 380 & 320 Long, 360 No.5, 300(295), and 297/250. This class of rifle was killed off by the .22 rimfires.

He often gives a short but nice biography of the founders of the firms which made these rifles. He also takes time to describe technical details including patent dates, but he relies on photos instead of drawings to illustrate ideas.

It's a nice enough book, but my shelf space is limited, so I donated my copy to the ASSRA Archives.
Kuve Kuve
great book-received quickly-thank you
Doath Doath
This was a very good book overall. Provided valuable information I was unaware of on a rook cartridge for which a rifle I have is chambered. I wish it provided more information on Martini actioned rook rifles. I have owned or encountered several by British makers or retailers not mentioned in the book.
Gri Gri
The Classic British Rook & Rabbit Rifle

Good photos and well-researched text on a few selected rook & rabbit rifles, all break-action except one. Narrow definition of "classic" keeps the book from including a wider range of guns and being more interesting.
Maman Maman
As a gentleman more than a little interested in the shooting sports and in hunting from a fairly early age, I like to read up on the history of purveyors of such instruments of hunt and sport. I am a bit of a man of limited interest: but I can say that this book was well in my personal alley. The book is Extremely { with a capital E just to be sure you knew it was no typing mistake } informative on the subject advertised on it's cover. The book tells you every, possible, thing { punctuated to emphasize the wholeness and completeness } you could possibly want to know about this family of small-game firearms. I love the book, as does my most favoured Grandfather { my Dear Mother's Father to be specific } , and he is quite a sportsman as well. If this sort of topic interests you, than I cannot extoll the virtues and wisdom of this little volume enough.
British single shot rifles are, in general, too expensive for most of us. But there is one class of hand made British single shots that are still affordable: the mostly lightweight but well-made single shots, typically tip ups but including a variety of falling block actions, made between the 1870s and 1920s for small game shooting. Greenwood is an expert on the subject, and he does an excellent job of covering the field, describing details of the actions and rifles marketed by dozens of different sellers. Most of the rifles, even those marketed by well-known "makers" such as Gibbs, Jeffrey, Lancaster, Westley Richards, and Holland & Holland, were made in small independent workshops by individual craftsmen, who sold the completed rifles to the better known companies to be marked with their trade names and sold. Greenwood covers rifles from the pinfire era up to the rarest types actually made by the better known companies, but excludes mass-produced formats including the Martini, Comblain, rolling block, and bolt action versions. Discusses the ammunition for which they were originally chambered, from the 22 Long Rifle centerfire(!) up through the 380 Long Rifle, and some suggestions on reloading (written chiefly for a British audience assumed not to have access to American loading equipment). An excellent book, with information and excellent photographs available from no other single source.