The No.4 (T) SNIPER RIFLE

            and the Holland & Holland Connection

             PETER  LAIDLER

             with Ian Skennerton

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            ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                                             4

            FOREWORD                                                                                 5

            PROLOGUE                                                                                  6

 1.        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE No.4 (T)                                    7

 2.        WHY CHOOSE THE No.4?                                                        11

 3.        THE CONTRACTS                                                                      15

 4.        THE COSTS                                                                                  20

 5.        PRODUCTION FIGURES                                                            23

 6.        CONVERSION; THE HOLLAND & HOLLAND STORY         27

 7.        TRIALS, TRIALS AND MORE TRIALS                                    37

 8.        THE CANADIAN CONNECTION                                              49

 9.        OPEN SIGHTS AND ZEROING THE RIFLES                           55

10.        TELESCOPIC SIGHTS, THE No.32                                            59

11.        CASE, SIGHTING TELESCOPE No.8                                         71

12.        CHEST, SMALL ARMS No.15                                                     75

13.        THE COVER, SHORT RIFLE                                                       77

14.        RIFLES, TELESCOPES AND THE POST-WAR YEARS           79

15.        EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY                                           85

16.        THE MYSTERY OF THE .22-in. MODELS                                 89

17.        ENGINEERING AND GAUGING STANDARDS                        91

18.        THE ILL-FATED L8 (T) SNIPER RIFLE                                     99

19.        INTRODUCTION OF THE L42 Al RIFLE                                  103

20.        RIFLE, 7.62mm L42 Al                                                                 107

21.        AN ARMOURER'S POSTSCRIPT                                               115

             COMPLETE EQUIPMENT SCHEDULES                                  124

             INDEX                                                                                           125

 


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