American & British 410 Shotguns

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Gun Digest Books, Feb 28, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 208 pages
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410's are generally lightweight shotguns that produce little kick, making them a popular choice for beginners, youth, or anyone sensitive to recoil. However, their full choke barrels force them to concentrate the available shot, therefore they require the precision of an expert to be effective at any significant distant. Collectors, historians, enthusiasts, and those recapturing their youth will be captivated by this fascinating recount of the .410. Representing the culmination of 30 years of research, this book catalogs the 125-year developments history of the .410 shotgun in both the United States and Britain. A mixture of rich images and historic illustrations provide a treasure chest of information valuable to small-bore enthusiasts-both collectors and hunters alike. Coverage includes makers such as Browning, Ithaca, Winchester, Boss, Holland & Holland, Purdey, and others. Plus, all significant gunmakers include detailed listings of production numbers.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Preface
11
The Genesis of the 410 Gauge
12
The 410 Cartride
21
Ballistics of the 410 Cartridge
30
Various Actions Used to Build the 410
36
The Browing Superposed 410
43
Ithaca
52
Cogswell Harrison
120
John Dickson Son Ltd
125
WW Greener Ltd
130
Charles Hellis Sons
138
Holland Holland
141
Purdey
148
Webley Scott Ltd
160
Westley Richards Company
168

Parker Brothers
58
LC Smith
72
Winchester The Model 21
80
Interesting Early 20thCentury American 410 Shotguns
88
Atkin Grant Lang
100
Boss
106
EJ Churchill Ltd
112
Watson Bros
178
John Wilkes Sons
182
Other British Gunmakers
186
Interesting Types of Smoothbore 410S
198
Rook Rifle410 Smoothbore Conversion Story
202
Index
206
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