Diggory Hadoke (2)

Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot

ISBN: 9781873674901

Author: Diggory Hadoke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This book provides practical advice on buying the right gun for restoration. It describes the steps and potential pitfalls on the path to renovation so the gun ...


This book provides practical advice on buying the right gun for restoration. It describes the steps and potential pitfalls on the path to renovation so the gun can be used and enjoyed. The book covers all aspects of collecting and restoring shotguns for use - on an affordable budget. It is written for the shooter rather than the engineer or historian and is presented in an easy-to-read style.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2007


$95.00
Hammer Guns in Theory and Practice

ISBN: 9781910723258

Author: Diggory Hadoke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

In terms of classic firearms, the Hammer gun is a relatively primitive, totally hand-built, unique, supremely elegant and satisfying work of art; but it also ha...


In terms of classic firearms, the Hammer gun is a relatively primitive, totally hand-built, unique, supremely elegant and satisfying work of art; but it also has some genuine advantages over all the expensive modern guns used today. Using hammer guns, explains Diggory, should not be seen as an affectation, for they remain the best guns ever made – and today they are still in many ways better than anything else available, if you apply yourself to their use and ownership in the right way. He writes: I believe that nothing made in the twentieth century compares favourably with the best hammer guns made by the real artisans of the British gun trade: made in the days before celebrity engravers signed their work or CNC machinery standardised every part. What I invariably pick up and take shooting is an 1870s under-lever hammer 12-bore.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$89.99
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