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Military Sniper Weapons of the World Tom        Murphy

Military Sniper Weapons of the World

Tom Murphy

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ISBN : 9780760333907
Hardcover
160 pages
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A compendium of sniper rifles from the earliest models to the most recent, this book takes readers through the history of these lethal weapons from their first use by British soldiers in India in the 1770s to their latest service in Iraq andMoreA compendium of sniper rifles from the earliest models to the most recent, this book takes readers through the history of these lethal weapons from their first use by British soldiers in India in the 1770s to their latest service in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Firearms expert Tom Murphy describes the different sniper weapons employed in combat from the Sharps 1859 and the British Whitworth (the best Civil War sniper rifle) to the British Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE--“smelly”) of World War I, the Springfields and Mausers of WWI and Korea, the M21s, M40s, and Russian Dragunovs (called “Medved,” or Bear) of Vietnam, and the high-powered, X-ray equipped, sniper weapon systems of today.  The book chronicles the role of sniper weapons in military operations and law enforcement, illustrating details of accuracy and range, ballistics and action.  It also includes a guide to current sniper rifles by country and an index of manufacturers of rifles and parts.