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Published by Jenkins in London .
Written in English


  • Manton, Joseph.,
  • Manton, John.,
  • Firearms industry and trade -- Great Britain.,
  • Firearms, British.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography, p. 294-295.

Statement(by) W. Keith Neal and D. H. L. Back.
ContributionsBack, D. H. L.
LC ClassificationsTS535.M34
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19543169M

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