An Essay on Shooting: Containing the Various Methods of Forging, Boring, and Dressing Gun Barrels ...

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T. Cadell, 1789 - 303 Seiten
 

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Seite 224 - ... board, one foot in length, and an inch and a half in breadth, tapering a little to one end; at the broader end are two holes, running longitudinally, through which the collar of the dog is put ; and the whole is buckled round his neck ; the piece of wood being projected beyond his nofe, is then faftened with a piece of leather thong to his under jaw.
Seite 2 - ... of the hammers. — Thefe heatings and hammerings are repeated until the whole of the barrel has undergone the fame operation, and all its parts are rendered as perfectly continuous as if it had been bored out of a folid piece. The...
Seite 241 - 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 276 - They fly in packs, confifting in general of four or five brace ; and they love to frequent moiTy places, particularly in the middle of the day, and when the weather is warm. The old cock is known by the chocking...
Seite 213 - As foon as he has fired, he (hould call in his dog, and make him lie down until he has re-loaded his piece ; for, without this precaution, he will frequently have the mortification to fee the game rife when he is not prepared to (hoot.
Seite 107 - Clerc (fee the table, gage 83) ferve to confirm thefe. It is worthy of notice, however, that in the fecond fet of experiments, the number of grains thrown, into the mark is uniformly greater than in the firft fet, although, as we have already mentioned, the only difference between them was, that, in the firft fet, the wadding was made of card-paper, and in the...
Seite 227 - This is done by only fattening to the collar of the dog, a rope, or cord, of about twenty or twenty-five fathom in length, and then letting him range about with this dragging on the ground. By the help of this cord, you will be able to keep him in, whenever you call to him, which you...
Seite 36 - ... by the jumping at the place where the fpirals are joined. As foon as one piece is jumped its whole length, another is welded to it, and treated in the fame manner, until the four pieces are united ; when the part of the old barrel, being no longer neceffary, is cut off.
Seite 288 - When once the fhooter can accuftom himfelf to let the fnipe fly away, without his being in hafte or alarmed, he will find that the flight is not more difficult to follow, than that of the quail ; and it is better to let him fly to...
Seite 164 - ... refembling the flag thrown out from an iron foundery. When the face of the hammer is too hard, the particles which the flint ftrikes off, are fo fmall, that .they are cooled before they fall into the pan ; and when the hammer is too foft, the particles driven off, are fo large as not to be fuf* ficiently heated to fire the powder.

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