In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the rook and rabbit rifle was one of the mainstays of British gunmaking, and were produced by every gunmaker of note, although very little has been written about them.
Colin Greenwood's involvement with firearms has been long and wide ranging. He has shot competitively with smallbore and fullbore rifles and pistols. Colin served for twenty-five years in the police in West Yorkshire, retiring as a Superintendent. In 1969 he was awarded a research fellowship at Cambridge University's Institute of Criminology to study the effect of firearms legislation on the use of firearms in crimes, accidents and suicides. The results of his research were published in a book entitled Firearms Control [Routledge & Kegan Paul 1972]. On retirement Colin embarked on a freelance career as editor of Guns Review magazine and remains an active shooter and student of firearms history. Resident - West Yorkshire