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Vintage British Shotguns

Author : Terry Wieland
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This authoritative guide to British-made shotguns looks at individual makers, their products, and the selling points of particular guns. In some cases Wieland also notes negative points or product limitations. While the book will be welcomed by gun collectors worldwide, it is particularly useful to those who are curious about British makers whose production was or is substantial enough that their guns would have crossed the pond into North America.

Great Hunting Rifles

Author : Terry Wieland
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In Great Hunting Rifles, firearms expert Terry Wieland leads the reader on a journey through the history of some of the most exquisite rifles made in the twentieth century. The rifles featured in the book, all personally owned by the author and described in loving detail, were chosen for their particular importance. Each rifle either represents a particular era of gun making, is historically important, or is simply a paragon of gun making skill. In his treatment of these special rifles, Wieland provides a close look at some individual guns that are superb in a unique way, and which illustrate high points of the twentieth century. Each chapter is dedicated to one particular rifle, and is accompanied by photographs of the author's own examples, including: James Woodward hammer double .450 Express 3 1/4" Holland & Holland hammer .500 Express 3 1/4" Haenel-Mannlicher bolt action .450 Ackley custom rifle Mannlicher-Schoenauer Model 1908 Savage Model 1899 Al Biesen custom .270 Winchester .505 Gibbs custom built on a Granite Mountain Mauser 98 And many more! Great Hunting Rifles is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about the history of those few, special rifles that have made their mark on time.

A View from a Tall Hill

Author : Terry Wieland
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africa; hunting; short stories; sporting Robert Ruark was perhaps the most renowned safari writer of the twentieth century. As a respected columnist and author during his lifetime, his writings have influenced thousands of hunters to travel to Africa to see the places that Ruark immortalized in his writings. Despite his impact, Ruark only wrote for a period of fifteen years, but it was a time where he lived his life to its fullest potential. He travelled all across the world in order to see and do everything he could dream of, but it was in East Africa that he came to find a spiritual home. As the area became increasingly independent of colonial rule, Ruark predicted the economic, social, and political ruin that has since been the daily reality of the region. In this detailed account of Ruark’s life, Terry Wieland has written a definitive book on Ruark, the restless traveler, and the times in which he lived, as well as his lifelong fascination with Africa.

Sport in Museums

Author : Kevin Moore
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This book explores, in breadth and depth, the role of sport in museums. It surveys the history of sport in museums, including the growth in sport museums and halls of fame driven by major sports teams and sport organisations. The book considers the humanistic benefits of the promotion of sporting heritage within museums, and presents cases, museums stories and best practice from around the world. Sport in Museums is essential reading for all students, researchers, curators, and historians with an interest in sport. It is also a useful resource for researchers and advanced students working in museum studies, heritage studies or cultural history.

Shooter s Bible

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Dangerous Game Rifles

Author : Terry Wieland
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The popularity of rifles designed to take big game has never been greater. Terry Wieland, a widely recognized firearms expert, explores in detail the rifles and calibers that are drawing attention. This second edition covers what has changed in the field since the first edition was published-new calibers, new cartridges, new guns, new actions-and includes new material on action and barrel manufacture, tracing the production of a fine, custom-made, big-bore rifle.

Sidelocks and Boxlocks

Author : Geoffrey Boothroyd
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This book is a wonderful reference tool for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of firearms. Filled with all the critical facts that American owners of British guns need, this book is the outgrowth of Boothroyd's many articles for Shooting Times. A complete reference source that is unparalleled.

Our Indian Summer in the Far West

Author : Samuel Nugent Townshend
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In 1879 two Englishmen, writer Samuel Nugent Townshend and photographer John George Hyde, set out for a pleasant Indian summer on a tour of the American West. The duo documented their travels by steamship and train, through Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, across the Missouri to the “new state of Kansas” and the beginning of the western lands and business opportunities that were to become the focus of their narrative. Reprinted here with critical notes and introduction, Our Indian Summer in the Far West offers an enlightening—and often entertaining—perspective on an early moment in the growth of capitalism and industry in the American West. Originally published as a photographic travelogue and guide to British investment in the American West, Townshend and Hyde’s account is both idiosyncratic and emblematic of its time. Interested in the West’s economic and environmental potential, the two men focused on farming in Kansas, railroads and mining in Colorado, a bear hunt in New Mexico, and ranching in Texas. The sojourners’ own foibles also enter the narrative: alerted to the difficulty of finding a hotel with a bath, the two Victorians took along a portable bathtub made of India rubber. Their words and pictures speak volumes about contemporary attitudes toward race, empire, and the future of civilization. An introduction by coeditor Alex Hunt provides background on the creators and the travelogue genre. The recovery and republication of this extremely rare volume, an artifact of the Victorian American West, make available an important primary document of a brief but pivotal historical moment connecting the American West and the British Empire.

101 Extraordinary Investments Curious Unusual and Bizarre Ways to Make Money

Author : Toby Walne
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'101 Extraordinary Investments' is a fascinating exploration of curious and unusual ways to make money. Inspired by the great adventurers of the Victorian era, who hunted for everything from orchids to shrunken heads, this book keeps the spirit alive with its own modern twist on collectables. A full range of subjects is covered, from superhero comics, toy robots and magic tricks to cigars, celebrity hair, feudal titles and pedigree pigs; plus a fresh look at classic alternatives such as wine, stamps, cigarette cards and books. We share these investment secrets for the very first time, along with other exciting discoveries for the modern fortune-hunter. Each topic is covered in a comprehensive and entertaining manner, providing subject insight as well as practical investment guidance including cash returns, contact information and essential trading tips. Investing need not be a bore, nor a gamble made by overpaid men in pinstriped suits. Join us and celebrate the derring-do spirit of adventure, as we share in 101 fun and fascinating money-making opportunities.

Gun Craft

Author : Vic Venters
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Gun Craft examines today's artisanally made guns, as well as the craftsmen who make them. In it, the author takes the reader into the workshops and factories of the world's best gunmakers, making their sometimes-arcane craft skills accessible and relevant to anyone who shoots, owns or collects fine guns. Each chapter explores a separate topic; each has been chosen, however, to provide readers with a unified insight into the complicated task of making hand-made guns in both Europe and the United States.