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Announcing: Thorneycroft to SA80 – British Bullpup Firearms 1901-2020

Join the Kickstarter campaign and preorder your copy of Jonathan’s “Thorneycroft to SA80: British Bullpup Firearms 1901 – 2020”:

Sorry for the poor audio quality – today I am back at the Cody Firearms Museum talking to Jonathan Ferguson, Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries in the UK. Jonathan has written a new book on the history of British bullpup firearms, which Headstamp is very proud to be publishing! The book covers all the major families of British bullpups, including:

– Thorneycroft rifle
– Godsal rifle
– Korsak’s Light Automatic Gun, 7.92 mm, (E.M. 1)
– Thorpe’s Automatic Rifle, .280 inch, (E.M. 1 aka ‘Cobra’)
– Janson’s Automatic Rifle, ,280 inch (E.M. 2 aka ‘Mamba’)
– Rifle, 7 mm, No. 9 Mk. I; Rifle, 7 mm, X1E1; and Rifle, .30 inch, X2E1
– The 4.85 mm Enfield Weapon System (Individual Weapon and Machine Gun)
– SA80 Individual Weapon (L85A1, A2, A3) and Light Support Weapon (L86A1, A2)
– SA80 Carbine (L22A2) & grenade launchers
– Several more civilian, prototype, developmental, and other weapons

Jonathan is uniquely positioned to write on this subject, with access to the British Royal Armouries archives and arms collections, and he has done substantial original research as part of this book. This is a fantastic successor to “Chassepot to FAMAS”, and we hope you will help support it by ordering a copy today!

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