By Edward C. Barber
• common rules of firing and the movement of projectiles
• a number of kinds of rifles
• international rifles
• tips to hunt various kinds of game
• and masses more!
With over 50 classic black and white illustrations, this publication will pride gun lovers from all walks of existence. nonetheless well timed regardless of being over a hundred years in age The Crack Shot shows how undying books on rifles really are.
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In either case, its lateral expansion, at the moment the gun is fired, is enough to compel it to fill the barrel perfectly; in fact, to seal the tube hermetically till the projectile has passed the muzzle. The bore being as smooth as that of a shot-gun, the increase of friction is not great, and the bullet speeds upon its errand, without being in the slightest degree jagged or indented. The precise form of the fore-part of the Lancaster bullet, whether acute or obtuse, is not of primary importance, though it is essential that it should fit the barrel accurately.
In considering these different systems it will not be necessary to give any extended explanation of the first, as it is so common that it would be a work of supererogation. With respect to the second system, Hans Busk, in “The Rifle, and How to Use It,” discourses as follows: “Of all the modifications of the principle of rifling that have ever been brought out, none can be said to exceed in simplicity the one now commonly known as Mr. Lancaster’s system of elliptic rifling. I say commonly known, because it is in fact merely the revival of a very antiquated system, alluded to and accurately described in ‘Scloppetaria’ as ‘a very old invention, quite obsolete’ more than a century ago.
Could his spirit re-visit this terrestrial sphere and see the general use this much-despised weapon has come into, and the marvelous accuracy with which the “hunters of Kentucky” and others can draw a bead, he would find that there was little likelihood of its use being given up. Fire-arms were gradually improved through many gradations down to the present time, when we have an arm of great merit, and of which I will proceed to speak, commencing “de noro” for the instruction of the novice, and later on, trust that the more experienced may find something worthy of commendation.