[PDF] Sniper Rifles: From the 19th to the 21st century Pegler, Martin


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INTRODUCTION; THE PURSUIT OF ACCURACY; THE RIFLED BARREL; THE AMERICAN RIFLE; THE 19TH-CENTURY MILITARY RIFLE; EARLY OPTICS; THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SHARPSHOOTER; THE BOLT-ACTION AGE; WORLD WAR I; GERMAN RIFLES; BRITISH RIFLES; AMMUNITION; ALLIED RIFLES; WORLD WAR II; SOVIET SNIPER RIFLES; GERMAN SNIPER RIFLES; COMMONWEALTH SNIPER RIFLES; AMERICAN SNIPER RIFLES; THE MODERN SNIPER; THE KOREAN WAR; THE VIETNAM WAR; STARLIGHT AND SILENCE; THE FALKLANDS LEGACY; OPTICAL IMPROVEMENTS; THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX; Specifications of primary sniping rifles mentioned in text.;A technical outline of the history of the sniper rifle, from its introduction in warfare during the Napoleonic wars, through the US Civil War to its current apogee as the most frequently used combat rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book details the development of ammunition, different weapons types including single shot, magazine loading and semi-automatic, as well as the introduction and use of optical sights. Martin Pegler, a leading expert on the history of sniping and former Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Leeds, also details the current advances in technology, such.

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