Learn all about the history of bolt-action rifles with this book on CD-ROM. The author looks at and interprets historical designs and reviews patents to find out why bolt-action rifles are the way they are today. Published in 2006. 577 Pages - CD-ROM.
Publisher: Wolfe Publishing CO
Date Released: January 2006
Number of Pages: 577
Summary of Material:
This is a Book reproduced in a high resolution PDF format on CD-ROM. Author Stuart Otteson explores the original records and the bolt-action rifles themselves to reveal the fine nuances of many popular bolt-action mechanisms. The drawings exemplify the study; they were done by working from the guns, not factory drawings, old blueprints or catalogs. Few draftsmen have so clearly and economically delineated firearms mechanisms. The design facts collected and interpreted by Otteson are likewise his, taken directly from the guns. You will find in this book such things as lock times, spring rates and cam angles. There is also considerable historical content. Most of it is based on the record of patents, again personally researched by the author. For the modern actions, the historical recitation is based on the public record and on the recollections and statements of the men who did the design work.
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