Used – The Target Rifle in Australia – 1860 – 1900



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Condition: Very Good – 221 Pages

The Target Rifle in Australia 1860 – 1900 is of great historical value in tracing the formation of competitive shooting leagues, both in Australia and England and the impact of breechloading rifles. This is the first book on this subject. It is enhanced with numerous pictures, schematics and data charts.

Topics include the following:

  • The National Rifle Associations in England and Australia – 1854 – 1861
  • Some Rifles of the Mid-1800’s – Metford’s observations
  • The Small Bore Target Rifle – Rigby, Whitworth, Gibbs, Metford, Alexander Henry, Kerr, Purdy
  • The Growth of Competitive Rifle Shooting in Australia
  • Australian Teams Compete Overseas
  • The Introduction of Breechloaders – Snider, Martini Henry, Gibbs Farquharson
  • The Progress of Intercolonial Matches
  • An Australian Rifle Team Competes for the Kolapore Cup, 1886
  • The Formation of the General Council of The Rifle Associations of Australia
  • Regulations and Ballistics
  • Shooting Positions
  • Ballistic Detail
  • The Performance of Target Rifles

Printed in 1995 – 221 pages – Hard bound with dust cover. Condition: Very Good.


Author – JE Corcoran

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