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The Sportsman’s Directory: or, tractate on gunpowder, founded on a series of experiments: together with some remarks and suggestions on fire-arms.


Title continues: Containing, I. The advantage of small-grained powder. II. The most simple and perfect method of proving its strength. III. The unnecessary expenditure of Government powder. IV. Advantages of a Marine corps of Artillery. V. Cannon and carronades formed contrary to mechanical principles. VI. The principle on which guns burst. Vii. Muskets extremely defective. Viii. The principle of rifle barrels mistaken. IX. Choice of guns for the sportsman, with many useful instructions on the art of shooting flying. X. On Pistols-Outlines of Duelling. To which is added, a table of gun barrels, for the Use of Sportsmen, with their proper Charges and Killing Distances. By George Montagu, Esq. First edition, 8vo (203 x 125 mm), [4], vii, [1 errata], 152p., with half-title, engraved frontispiece, some light spotting, cont. calf, re-backed, corners re-newed, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, ruled in gilt.