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Hatcher's Notebook, Revised Edition (Classic Gun Books Series)
Starting with the '03 Springfield and '17 Enfield, this authoritative guide describes the development of automatic and semi-automatic weapons, explaining how they work, barrels and experiments with obstructions, strengths and weaknesses of military rifles, receiver steels and heat treatment, headspace, recoil problems, gunpowder, corrosion, triggers, and the Pederson Devic ...more
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by Stackpole Books
(first published 1948)
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May 07, 2014 Checkman rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: gun buffs
Just a short review here on a classic reference book. General Hatcher's entire Army career was spent with the Ordnance branch. He was a firearms enthusiast and had a gift for technical matter. He was involved with the development (not the invention - that's different) of most of the small arms used by all of our service members (Navy, Army, Marines, Coast Guard) as well as the training programs from 1912 - 1947. In other words his work had a direct impact on the small arms carried and used in Wo ...more
Julian Sommerville Hatcher, was a U.S. Army major general, noted firearms expert and author of the early twentieth century. He is credited with several technical books and articles relating to military firearms, ballistics, and autoloading weaponsMore about Julian S. Hatcher...