410's are generally lightweight shotguns that produce little kick, making them a popular choice for beginners, youth, or anyone sensitive to recoil. However, their full choke barrels force them to concentrate the available shot, therefore they require the precision of an expert to be effective at any significant distant. Collectors, historians, enthusiasts, and those recapturing their youth will be captivated by this fascinating recount of the .410. Representing the culmination of 30 years of research, this book catalogs the 125-year developments history of the .410 shotgun in both the United States and Britain. A mixture of rich images and historic illustrations provide a treasure chest of information valuable to small-bore enthusiasts-both collectors and hunters alike. Coverage includes makers such as Browning, Ithaca, Winchester, Boss, Holland & Holland, Purdey, and others. Plus, all significant gunmakers include detailed listings of production numbers.