An essay on shooting [based on La chasse au fusil by G.F. Magné de Marolles].

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Seite 2 - ... than the intended bore of the barrel. The edges of the plate are made to overlap each other about half an inch, and are welded together by heating the tube in lengths of two or three inches at a time, and hammering it with very...
Seite 251 - The dog will then run as faft as he can, by reafon of the pain in his tail, which he imagines is caufed by the fowl. By dint of dragging the fowl, he will kill it; and fpent with...
Seite 101 - From thefe trials frequently repeated, we found that the fliot pierced an equal number of meets, whether it was fired from a barrel of 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, or 40 inches in length. Nay more, we have compared two barrels of the fame caliber, but one of them 33, and the other 66 inches long, by repeatedly firing them...
Seite 234 - The next ftep will be to throw down a piece of bread on the ground, at the fame moment taking hold of the dog by the collar, calling out to him, " take heed
Seite 301 - ... beginning to fly, the fportfman is fure to find them early in the morning, dabbling at the edges of the pool, and amongft the long grafs, and then he may get very near to them : it is ufual alfo to find them in thofe places at noon.
Seite 292 - ... at four or five times, before he will leave the wood to go to an adjoining; one, or to a hedge-row. During the day-time, the woodcock remains in thofe parts of the woods where there are void fpaces, or glades, picking up earth-worms and grubs from amongft the fallen leaves. When night...
Seite 275 - As foon as the dawn begins to peep, the partridge will begin to call, and foon afterwards will perform the fame manoeuvre as on the preceding evening, that is to fay, after having called a while, they will take their flight, and will moft commonly fettle at a little diftance. There, in a few minutes they will call again, and fometimes take a fecond flight, but that will be to no great diftance.
Seite 211 - Fifteen or eighteen fhots, therefore, fhould only be fired with the fame flint ; the expence is too trifling to be regarded, and by changing it thus often, much vexation will be prevented. A gun...
Seite 274 - ... and there wait until the partridge begin to call or " juck" which they always do at that time ; not only for the purpofe of drawing together when feparated, but alfo, when the birds compofing the covey are not difperfed. After calling in this manner for fome little fpace of time, the...
Seite i - Effects of the Length, Bore, and Charge, upon the Range, &c. of the Piece. — • And Remarks upon the Articles of Powder, Shot, Wadding, &c.

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