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Townsend Whelen was - and remains for many of us - the dean of American firearms writers. Here is a man who truly did it all and wrote about it with the authority of experience and the modesty of a true gentleman. Despite his roots in Philadelphia society, Whelen sought outdoor adventure and hard living and he found it; we are all richer for his ability to document it so well. This book, written immediately after (and during) the Great War gives a great insight into the period from a rifleman's perspective: equipment, reloading, shooting - it's all here. A long book and worth every page.
German A. Salazar
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The American Rifle: A Treatise, a Text Book, and a Book of Practical ...
No preview available - 2006