Sniper Rifles

From the 19th to the 21st Century

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Sniper Rifles

From the 19th to the 21st Century

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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 as laser range-finding sights and night vision devices. Using first-hand accounts, the book brings the dangerous world of the sniper to life revealing their training and concealment techniques as well as their mastering of their weapon of choice.

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Introduction /Development /Use /Impact /Conclusion

Product details

Published 20 Nov 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849083980
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 32 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Weapon
Short code WPN 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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