Historian Donald Dallas lives in Fife, Scotland. From an early age, he developed an interest in sporting guns and the history of their development. Dallas conducts historical research into gunmaking families, technical developments, and contemporary periodicals to ensure that his publications are original and accurate. This is Dallas's tenth book on gunmaking history. His previous Quiller titles include Boss & Co (978-1-904057-63-5); The British Sporting Gun and Rifle (978-1-84689-032-1); David McKay Brown (978-1-84689-100-7); and James Purdey & Sons (978-1-84689-164-9).