From Musket to Metallic Cartridge is an historical introduction to the use of black powder firearms, from the primitive smooth-bore
musket to breech-loading cartridge guns, as well as a primer on their practical use for today's black powder shooters. Drawing
on his experience of countless hours on the shooting range, backed up by meticulous research, Oyvind Flatnes relates over
500 years of development and covers the huge range of different ignition systems, models and patents. He describes the use
of antique firearms and replicas, discussing their historical and safe modern use. The book is profusely illustrated throughout,
with both photographs and diagrams, showing a range of guns and their ammunition, with some live firing shots showing them
in action. Aimed at shooters, collectors and general gun and weapons enthusiasts, this book will inspire the reader to learn
more about how firearms work, and to take them onto the range too. Superbly illustrated with 265 colour photographs and diagrams.