Author: Julian S. Hatcher
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jan 2008
The classic reference by a renowned expert. Includes invaluable information for shooters, gunsmiths, collectors, ballisticians, & hunters. Includes a new foreword. 75 B&W photos; 50 illus; 6x9 inches, 656 pgs.
* Classic reference by a renowned expert
* Invaluable information for shooters, gunsmiths, collectors, ballisticians, & hunters
* Includes new foreword
In any field, certain books are recognized as classics. Serious riflemen/ experimenters have for two decades placed Hatcher's Notebook in this category . . . this extensive work is probably the most useful single volume available to riflemen." --Game News
Starting with the ?03 Springfield & ?17 Enfield, this authoritative guide describes the development of automatic & semiautomatic weapons, explaining how they work, barrels & experiments with obstructions, strengths & weaknesses of military rifles, receiver steels & heat treatment, headspace, recoil problems, gunpowder, corrosion, triggers, & the Pederson Device. It also covers noted gun makers, tips to match ammunition, interior & exterior ballistics, velocity variation, measuring methods, weights, overloads, & ranges.
A Stackpole Classic Gun Book
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julian S. Hatcher was a U.S. Army major general, technical editor for American Rifleman, & director of the National Rifle Association from 1922?1946.