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Sniper Rifles - From the 19th to the 21st Century

by Osprey

Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Weapon - Assorted
Author: Martin Pegler
Publish Date: 2010
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 7.25x9.75x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148051189 OSPWEAP006 WEAP6 Softcover MINT/New

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 Armories 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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