I will try to bring you weekly links to free eBooks that focus on firearms and hunting. Many of these books are in the public domain today, therefore you are free to download and share! This week I bring you Sporting firearms, Written in 1912 by Horace Kephart, this book allows you to look back in time at the way sporting guns were viewed and used. Kephart was born in East Salem, Pennsylvania, and raised in Iowa. He was the director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library in St. Louis, Missouri from 1890 to 1903. In these years Kephart also wrote about camping and hunting trips. Earlier, Kephart had also worked as a librarian at Yale University and spent significant time in Italy as an employee of a wealthy American book collector. The book was primarily towards the novice hunter, but still provides look at how sporting rifles evolved into modern day firearms. They book also provides the reader with descriptions of basic ballistics (little has changed in past 100 years).
Click here to download the eBook in PDF format. Enjoy!