The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition

The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition

Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns, and Bullet Bows

by Richard Middleton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/11/2007

 
David slew Goliath with his slingshot: for millennia that was the norm, as men used a variety of non-explosive weapons to fire small stones and carefully rounded bullets of clay, glass, and even steel and lead. This unusual study explores in practical detail the many ways, old and new, in which man shot projectiles without recourse to gunpowder. They include the bow and arrow - a favourite for the last 10,000 years, pump-up air guns, blowpipes, catapults and homemade lead musketballs. There's information on ammunition and velocity, as well as a lively personal narrative filled with humour and the spirit of experimentation.
ISBN:
9781602391475
9781602391475
Category:
Weapons & equipment
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-11-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x155mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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