The Destroying Angel: The Rifle-Musket as the First Modern Infantry Weapon             

by Brett Gibbons, with a foreword by Lt. General (ret.) Phil Jones, CB CBE DL


The Destroying Angel comprehensively argues for the rifle-musket's place as the first modern infantry weapon. New research considers the performance of the rifle-musket in the Crimean War and the Indian Rebellion of 1857, where it was decisive in the hands of trained troops. The rifle-musket's bloody contribution to the American Civil War is carefully considered, along with changes to rifle technology and tactics in the Second Schleswig War (1864) and the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. 183 pages, with numerous illustrations.


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The Handbook for the School of Musketry           $11.95

by Brett Gibbons


The definitive handbook for anyone with an interest in historically-correct marksmanship with Civil War-era rifles. This short yet meticulously researched handbook faithfully summarizes the practical marksmanship lessons of the British Army's School of Musketry at Hythe as they were presented around the year 1860. Includes numerous illustrations, a brief history of the School of Musketry, and descriptions of the crucial battles of this era that demonstrated the rifle's dominance on modern battlefields.


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The English Cartridge         

by Brett Gibbons


The English Cartridge ​ traces the history of the cartridge used in the Enfield rifle from the early development of the Minié bullet in France, to the dramatic yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the Confederate States to adopt the Enfield cartridge for the Southern armies in the American Civil War. The role of the Enfield "greased cartridge" in the outbreak of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858 is carefully handled. Each development of the Enfield cartridge from 1853 to 1864 is covered, with over 60 helpful illustrations. 249 pages.


$16.99

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