Volume III: AMMUNITION AND PERFORMANCE

Volume III surveys the ammunition used in the smallarms, assesses the performance of both in combination, and links performance to tactics. A mass of fresh statistical evidence is used to quantify (for the first time ever) reliability, accuracy, velocity, range, and penetration through wood. This is a vital contribution to the debate on how important technology was in the expansion of European empires in the east.

Chapter 20. LEAD SHOT

Chapter 21. GUNPOWDER

Chapter 22. CARTRIDGES AND SIZE OF CHARGE

Chapter 23. FLINTS, PERCUSSION CAPS AND MISFIRE RATES

Chapter 24. SMALLARMS TRAINING, TACTICAL `FIRINGS' AND RATES OF FIRE

Chapter 25. ACCURACY OF FIRE

Chapter 26. VELOCITY, RANGE AND PENETRATION

Chapter 27. THE BAKER RIFLE IN SERVICE

Chapter 28. THE TWO-GROOVED RIFLE IN SERVICE

Appendix, Volume III