EXPERIMENT AND TRIAL: PROTOTYPES AND TEST MODELS OF INTERNATIONAL MILITARY SMALL ARMS OF THE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY
624pp., 4to, superbly illustrated with approx. 1500 full colour photographs throughout. 2012.
A remarkable study of the 218 firearms from the collection of the Normal Schietschool (Dutch School of Musketry) which carried out detailed evaluations of the latest international development in small arms during its period of existence 1855-1933. This is effectively a trial & tested study of the finest firearms developed internationally over this period & probably the best single volume on 19th century gun mechanisms that exists.