Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Knopf Hardcover, No Jacket, Good Condition. Deep red cloth, gilt letting and design on spine. Solid sewn binding, square, corner tips sharp slight scuff on lower corners. Boards are rubbed. Publisher's yellow top-stain. Former owner name on ffep. Rough cut fore-edge and lower text-block. Lower text block foxed. Out of his own experience with rifles, loads, and sights-on targets and game; in Africa, South America, Alaska, and the Near East-Jack O'Connor has written this indispensable book. It is a big game hunter's book; it contains all the varmint hunter needs to know about firearms; it is a target shooter' book; it is even a book for the casual plinker. The chapters on rifles discuss bolt actions, lever and pump actions, and auto loaders. It covers every aspect of shooting, it is a veritable encyclopedia on the rifle. Illustrated with more than 160 drawings, diagrams, and tables, including 64 pages of photographs. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1964 Second Edition. 6.5"x9.5" tall; 332pp plus 5 pages Index.
Near Fine in Very Good DJ. Early 3rd printing 1950, near fine hardcover showing some mild trace wear, in very good price-clipped jacket showing mild rubbing and soil, couple of faint stains, and edge wear including closed tears and shallow open chipping at corners. 332 pages nicely illustrated. Still an attractive copy of this classic work that includes information on rifle actions, primers, powders, stocks, bullets, mounts, targets, shooting positions, and much, much more.
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