David Penn is former Keeper of Exhibits & Firearms at the Imperial War Museum and is now a consultant.
He is President of the Arms & Armour Society, a Vice President of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association, the Muzzle Loaders Association, the British Association for Shooting & Conservation and Secretary of the British Shooting Sports Council.
His interest is in 19th and early 20th century firearms.
Did you know?
First commercial steel melting
Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.
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