The Gun - Afield & Afloat (History of Shooting Series - Game & Wildfowling)

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Read Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 364 pages
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THE GUN AFIELD & AFLOAT. By Henry Sharp This scarce volume was first published in London 1904, and is considered one of the foremost books on wildfowling and game shooting of its time. The author was an experienced wildfowler and game shot and an acknowledged expert on game guns, big bore guns and their associated ammunition and loads, to which subject he has devoted several detailed chapters. The books 350 pages contain 16 comprehensive chapters on: - Game Guns. - Wild-Fowl Guns. - Gun Testing. - Target Results. - Shotgun Patterns. - Ammunition. - Powder Caps and Cartridge Cases. - Wadding and Shot. - Gundogs. - Sportsman's Quarry. - Great Bustard, Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Ptarmigan, Pheasant, Partridge, Quail, Landrail, Woodcock, Great Snipe, Common Snipe, Jack Snipe. - Hare, Rabbit, Wild Pigeons and Rooks. - Wild-Fowl, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Plover and Shore Birds. - Game Shooting. - Wildfowling with Gun and Punt. - Vermin. Furred and Feathered. etc. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now re-published "the Gun Afield & Afloat" using the original text and incorporating its 13 full page plates and numerous text illustrations. This wonderful historical record of late 19th century shooting is recommended for inclusion in the library of all true sportsmen. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are reprinting these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions. These editions are republished using the original text and artwork.

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