The Gun Makers of Birmingham, 1660–1960

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Tracing the history and development of gun-making in Birmingham, England—for many years a center of the world’s firearms industry—this book covers innovations in design and manufacture of both military and sporting arms from 1660 through 1960. The city is perhaps best known for mass-producing some of the most battle-tested weapons in history, including the Brown Bess musket, the Webley revolver and the Lee-Enfield rifle. Yet Birmingham’s gun-makers have carried on a centuries-long tradition of crafting high quality hand-made sporting guns.

About the Author(s)

Joseph McKenna is a retired local studies librarian, with over 30 years experience, working in the Central Library in Birmingham, England. He formerly sat on the City Council`s Conservation Advisory Areas Committee.

Bibliographic Details

Joseph McKenna
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8378-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4146-1
Imprint: McFarland