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Sniper Rifles

Author : Martin Pegler
ISBN : 9781849086592
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Sniping Rifles On The Eastern Front 1939 45

Author : Martin Pegler
ISBN : 9781472825889
Genre : History
File Size : 90.6 MB
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The Soviet Union had developed a significant sniping force by 1939, but the extraordinary skill and cunning displayed by Finnish snipers during the Winter War forced the Soviets to innovate. On the other side, German sniping suffered from a lack of standardization of weapons and a lack of marksmen deployed at the start of the Great Patriotic War (1941–45). There were few heroes in the conflict, but on both sides, the snipers were idolized – especially on the Soviet side, gaining almost mythical status. As well as traditional bolt-action weapons, both sides used several types of semi-automatic rifle, such as the SVT-38 and the Gew 41. Offering greater firepower at the expense of long-range accuracy, such weapons would be profoundly influential in the postwar world. Fully illustrated, this absorbing study investigates the development of sniping weapons and techniques on World War II's Eastern Front.
Category: History

Sniper Rifles

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1155722108
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 55.85 MB
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: M1 Garand, M1903 Springfield, Sako Trg, Accuracy International Arctic Warfare, Sniper Rifle, Barrett M82, Dragunov Sniper Rifle, Accuracy International Awm, M24 Sniper Weapon System, Brgger
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Springfield 1903 Rifles

Author : William S. Brophy
ISBN : 0811708721
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The lifetime work of the rifle's premier authority. Exhaustive research has taken Brophy into some of the rarest collections in existence.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Practical Guide To The Operational Use Of The Svd Sniper Rifle

Author : Erik Lawrence
ISBN : 9781941998274
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.75 MB
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The most current, up to date, full color manual anywhere on the SVD Sniper Rifle. Authored by Erik Lawrence, former Special Forces Instructor and owner of one of the most realistic and experienced training companies in the US. 74 pages of great to know information with procedures that have been vetted over time. 70+ color pictures to better explain the listed procedures. Developed for weapons familiarization classes and instructor development...the best Team Room reference library available. The objective of this manual is to allow the reader to be able to use the SVD Sniper Rifle safely and competently. The practical guide will give the reader: * background/specifications of the weapon and its capability * multiple descriptive photographs * instructions on its operation * disassembly and assembly procedures * proper safe firing procedures * optics descriptions, zeroing and usage * malfunction procedures Operator level maintenance will also be detailed to allow the operator to understand and become competent in the use and maintenance of the SVD Sniper Rifle.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Sniper Encyclopaedia

Author : John Walter
ISBN : 9781784382421
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About the Author: John Walter, born in Glasgow in 1951, is among the world’s most prolific writers on small arms—author of seventy books, translated into more than a dozen languages. Walter has worked with edged weapons, bladed tools, firearms, railway locomotives, warships, scientific instruments and even heraldry. Among his published works have been several studies of the Luger pistol; four editions of Rifles of the World; The Airgun Book; The Rifle Story and The Handgun Story; Guns of the Elite and its current successor, Guns of the Elite Forces; The German Rifle; and The Greenhill Dictionary of Guns and Gunmakers.

German Sniper Rifles

Author : Albrecht Wacker
ISBN : 907852104X
Genre : History
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Describing and depicting the development of the sniper rifle in the German army, this book includes details of arms used in both World Wars.
Category: History

Modern Sniper Rifles

Author : Duncan Long
ISBN : 0873644700
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 21.61 MB
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Noted weapons expert Duncan Long describes the .22 LR, single-shot, bolt-action, semiautomatic and large-caliber rifles that can be used for sniping purposes, including the U.S. M21, Ruger Mini-14, AUG and HK-94SG1. These and other models are evaluated on the basis of their features, accuracy, reliability and handiness in the field. The author also looks at the best scopes, ammunition and accessories.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Small Arms For Urban Combat

Author : Russell C. Tilstra
ISBN : 9780786488759
Genre : History
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The urbanization of warfare has necessitated the kind of precision targeting that only small arms can deliver. Weapons not often seen on the battlefield can prove useful, even indispensible, in an urban setting. This expert reference guide examines in detail the most successful small arms in use and how changes in warfare have affected how those weapons are used and have transformed the small arms industry. Professional soldiers, law enforcement officers and students and researchers of small arms will gain a working knowledge of the most common and successful urban combat weapons (including some currently in development).
Category: History