British Single Shot Rifles, Volume 7: Rook, Rabbit & Miniature Rifles - Early Types & Hammer Models
Wal Winfer and Tom Rowe
Manufacturer part number: 978-0-9676324-2-1
In this volume we cover the single shot rifles that were made in the greatest quantity in England - more than all other single shots combined. These are the small caliber rifles known as Rook Rifles. A previous book by colin Greenwoood has been published, which is excellent, but we are going to delve into much more detail with a lot more examples photographed. As nothing has been done previously on their larger brothers the Miniature Rifles, and there is so much overlap, we are including them also. When we started this project we weren't aware of how historically important these little rifles were. In this book we cover the early percussion and air rifle types and then get into the fascinating story of the needle fires. Why these were so important to the British trade as well as future cartridge design is covered in detail. We then cover the various developments in more traditional cartridge rifles through the center hammer break open designs. Also included is a large section devoted to additional information and corrections of material covered in previous books in this series as well as a few pages devoted to simple photography techniques. As this story is so large we have had to make two volumes. 404pp.