American & British 410 Shotguns

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Krause Publications, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 208 pages
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Representing the culmination of 30 years of research, this book catalogues the 125-year developmental history of the 410 handgun in both Britain and the United States. Coverage includes makers such as Browning, Ithaca, Winchester, Boss, Holland & Holland, Purdey and others.
 

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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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Ronald s. Gabriel, a serious gun collector for more than 30 years, has been hunting small wing and ground game with the .410 bore for 60 years. Ronald is a member of several shooting and gun collecting societies, including the Parker, Winchester, and German Gun Collector associations. He resides in Los Angeles, California.

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