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Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns, and Bullet Bows

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ISBN-10: 1602391475

ISBN-13: 9781602391475

Edition: 2007

Authors: Richard Middleton

List price: $14.95
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Description:

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 favorite 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 humor and the spirit of experimentation.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
Ammunition
The fibreglass bullet-shooting crossbow
Yew-wood bullet crossbow
Catapults
The hand stonebow
Blowpipes
Low-pressure airguns: the theory
Low-pressure airguns: the practical
High-pressure airguns: the theory
High-pressure airguns: the practical
Compounding and complexity
Velocity measurements
Notes and references