The book includes an appendix which provides history and background information on the various gunmakers and companies involved and this also includes contact information.
David Grant is an internationally renowned photographer of guns and in this book he has photographs of the best examples of contemporary British gunmaking along with choice historical examples. Detailed captions describe the guns illustrated and there is strong emphasis on the craftsmen who built these guns. Vic Venters (text) is the Senior Editor of America's Shooting Sportsman magazine. A lifelong shooter, he attended university in London and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He has travelled widely in the gun trade in the UK, Spain, Belgium and Italy and has visited many of the world's most important gunmakers. He met David Grant when commissioning photographs for Shooting Sportsman. Vic enjoys game and clay shooting, especially for grouse, woodcock and snipe.