Author: Julian S. Hatcher
Publisher: The Military Publishing Service Company (1947)
ISBN: 978-0-8117-0350-5 (Hard Cover Edition)
Format: 636 pages including plates (Electronic Version)
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Observations extracted from Amazon description of hard copy version
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 Device. It also covers noted gun makers, tips to match ammunition, interior and exterior ballistics, velocity variation, measuring methods, weights, overloads, and ranges. Invaluable information for shooters, gunsmiths, collectors, ballisticians, and hunters.
was a retired U.S. Army major general, technical editor for The American Rifleman, and author of Machine Guns, Pistols and Revolvers and Their Use, and Textbook of Firearms Investigation, Identification and Evidence. He was director of the National Rifle Association from 1922-1946.
Collector's Comments and Feedback:
1. Hatcher's Notebook is also available for preview reading on-line at Google Books (Click HERE). ...... (Feedback by "Badger")
2. A unique feature of this electronic version of "Hatcher's Notebook" is the capability to search and preview any of the 636 pages. This is due to the Adobe PDF file format used to create the electronic version. It makes it very easy to find content throughout the book. As an example, say you wanted to find all pages that referenced "heat treatment", this can be accomplished much faster with full text searching than one could do with a hard copy version. ...... (Feedback by "Badger")
3. There's also an interesting video book review of Hatcher's Notebook produced by Iraqveteran8888 on-line at YouTube. ...... (Feedback by "Badger")