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Vintage British Shotguns

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Author: Terry Wieland
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 0892728434
Size: 32.54 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: This authoritative guide to British-made shotguns looks at individual makers, their products, and the selling points of particular guns. In some cases Wieland also notes negative points or product limitations. While the book will be welcomed by gun collectors worldwide, it is particularly useful to those who are curious about British makers whose production was or is substantial enough that their guns would have crossed the pond into North America.


Sidelocks And Boxlocks

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Author: Geoffrey Boothroyd
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781571571182
Size: 41.11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 271
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Book Description: This book is a wonderful reference tool for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of firearms. Filled with all the critical facts that American owners of British guns need, this book is the outgrowth of Boothroyd's many articles for Shooting Times. A complete reference source that is unparalleled.


Gentleman S Sporting Sale

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Author: Charlton Hall Galleries, Inc
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 24.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 93
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Great Hunting Rifles

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Author: Terry Wieland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510731717
Size: 27.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: In Great Hunting Rifles, firearms expert Terry Wieland leads the reader on a journey through the history of some of the most exquisite rifles made in the twentieth century. The rifles featured in the book, all personally owned by the author and described in loving detail, were chosen for their particular importance. Each rifle either represents a particular era of gun making, is historically important, or is simply a paragon of gun making skill. In his treatment of these special rifles, Wieland provides a close look at some individual guns that are superb in a unique way, and which illustrate high points of the twentieth century. Each chapter is dedicated to one particular rifle, and is accompanied by photographs of the author's own examples, including: James Woodward hammer double .450 Express 3 1/4" Holland & Holland hammer .500 Express 3 1/4" Haenel-Mannlicher bolt action .450 Ackley custom rifle Mannlicher-Schoenauer Model 1908 Savage Model 1899 Al Biesen custom .270 Winchester .505 Gibbs custom built on a Granite Mountain Mauser 98 And many more! Great Hunting Rifles is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about the history of those few, special rifles that have made their mark on time.


A View From A Tall Hill

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Author: Terry Wieland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510737146
Size: 41.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: africa; hunting; short stories; sporting Robert Ruark was perhaps the most renowned safari writer of the twentieth century. As a respected columnist and author during his lifetime, his writings have influenced thousands of hunters to travel to Africa to see the places that Ruark immortalized in his writings. Despite his impact, Ruark only wrote for a period of fifteen years, but it was a time where he lived his life to its fullest potential. He travelled all across the world in order to see and do everything he could dream of, but it was in East Africa that he came to find a spiritual home. As the area became increasingly independent of colonial rule, Ruark predicted the economic, social, and political ruin that has since been the daily reality of the region. In this detailed account of Ruark’s life, Terry Wieland has written a definitive book on Ruark, the restless traveler, and the times in which he lived, as well as his lifelong fascination with Africa.


Dangerous Game Rifles

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Author: Terry Wieland
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 0892729023
Size: 67.34 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: The popularity of rifles designed to take big game has never been greater. Terry Wieland, a widely recognized firearms expert, explores in detail the rifles and calibers that are drawing attention. This second edition covers what has changed in the field since the first edition was published-new calibers, new cartridges, new guns, new actions-and includes new material on action and barrel manufacture, tracing the production of a fine, custom-made, big-bore rifle.


Shooter S Bible

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Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780883171455
Size: 71.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Firearms
Languages : en
Pages : 576
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Our Indian Summer In The Far West

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Author: Samuel Nugent Townshend
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806157070
Size: 27.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book Description: In 1879 two Englishmen, writer Samuel Nugent Townshend and photographer John George Hyde, set out for a pleasant Indian summer on a tour of the American West. The duo documented their travels by steamship and train, through Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, across the Missouri to the “new state of Kansas” and the beginning of the western lands and business opportunities that were to become the focus of their narrative. Reprinted here with critical notes and introduction, Our Indian Summer in the Far West offers an enlightening—and often entertaining—perspective on an early moment in the growth of capitalism and industry in the American West. Originally published as a photographic travelogue and guide to British investment in the American West, Townshend and Hyde’s account is both idiosyncratic and emblematic of its time. Interested in the West’s economic and environmental potential, the two men focused on farming in Kansas, railroads and mining in Colorado, a bear hunt in New Mexico, and ranching in Texas. The sojourners’ own foibles also enter the narrative: alerted to the difficulty of finding a hotel with a bath, the two Victorians took along a portable bathtub made of India rubber. Their words and pictures speak volumes about contemporary attitudes toward race, empire, and the future of civilization. An introduction by coeditor Alex Hunt provides background on the creators and the travelogue genre. The recovery and republication of this extremely rare volume, an artifact of the Victorian American West, make available an important primary document of a brief but pivotal historical moment connecting the American West and the British Empire.


Gun Craft

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Author: Vic Venters
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 0892729821
Size: 73.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 270
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Book Description: Gun Craft examines today's artisanally made guns, as well as the craftsmen who make them. In it, the author takes the reader into the workshops and factories of the world's best gunmakers, making their sometimes-arcane craft skills accessible and relevant to anyone who shoots, owns or collects fine guns. Each chapter explores a separate topic; each has been chosen, however, to provide readers with a unified insight into the complicated task of making hand-made guns in both Europe and the United States.


Uncivil Rites

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Author: Steven Salaita
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608465780
Size: 54.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book Description: In the summer of 2014, renowned American Indian studies professor Steven Salaita had his appointment to a tenured professorship revoked by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Salaita’s employment was terminated in response to his public tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s summer assault on Gaza. Salaita’s firing generated a huge public outcry, with thousands petitioning for his reinstatement, and more than five thousand scholars pledging to boycott UIUC. His case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on campus, and the movement for justice in Palestine. In this book, Salaita combines personal reflection and political critique to shed new light on his controversial termination. He situates his case at the intersection of important issues that affect both higher education and social justice activism.


A Southern Sportsman

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Author: Ben McC. Moïse
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611173574
Size: 15.53 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: Henry Edwards Davis (1879–1966) began his hunting adventures as a boy riding in the saddle with his father on foxhunts and deer drives in the company of Confederate cavalry veterans. Born on Hickory Grove Plantation in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, Davis developed his taste for the hunt at an early age. In later years he became a renowned sportsman and expert on sporting firearms. Published here for this first time after a four-decade-long hiatus, his collection of southern hunting tales describes his many experiences in pursuit of turkeys, deer, ducks, and partridges through the fields, forests, and swamps of South Carolina’s Pee Dee region. His memoir offers a lucid firsthand account of a time before paved roads and river-spanning bridges had penetrated the rural stretches of Williamsburg and Florence counties, when hunting was still one of a southerner’s chief social activities. With a sportsman’s interest and a historian’s curiosity, Davis intersperses his hunting narratives with tales of the region’s rich history, from before the American Revolution to his times in the first half of the twentieth century. Davis, a connoisseur of fine sporting firearms, also chronicles his personal experiences with a long line of rifles and shotguns, beginning with his first “Old Betsy,” a fourteen-gauge, cap-lock muzzleloader, and later with some of the finest modern American and British shotguns. He describes as well a host of small-bore rifles, many of which he assembled himself, bedding the barrels and actions in hand-carved stocks. Edited by retired lowcountry game warden Ben McC. Moïse and featuring a foreword by outdoor writer Jim Casada, Davis’s memoir is a valuable account of hunting lore and historic firearms, as well as a record of evolving cultural attitudes and economic conditions in post-Reconstruction South Carolina and of the practices that gave rise to modern natural conservation efforts.


Faulks On Fiction Includes 3 Vintage Classics Great British Heroes And The Secret Life Of The Novel

Faulks on Fiction  Includes 3 Vintage Classics   Great British Heroes and the Secret Life of the Novel PDF

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Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446416267
Size: 32.32 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book Description: The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation baplaudsut shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest heroes in fiction - from Tom Jones to Sherlock Holmes. Also included are three classic novels: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: The legendary story of a shipwreck on a desert island. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray: The story of a young woman's spectacular rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society and the Napoleonic wars. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes' most famous case as he uncovers the truth behind the terrifying legend of a supernatural hound which preys upon the cursed Baskerville family.