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Author: A CORPORAL OF RIFLEMEN - CAPTAIN HENRY BEAUFOY

Scloppetaria Or Considerations On The Nature And Use Of Rifled Barrell Guns

1808.  1st Edn,.  T E Gerton.  XXIV 251 + 6 pages, errata, engraved frontis of rifleman shooting, 9 other plates and 3 target plates, some foxing to plates, contemporary presentation inscription on FEP from Lord Berwick to Thomas Turner also later ownership name signature of Thomas Turner to upper blank margin of contents page, bound in contemporary 1/2 black calf, rubbing to head of spine and corners. The author gives details of the advantages of the rifled barrel, theory of spiral motion powder, construction of the rifle, the lock sights, the bullet etc., A scarce and important title in the development of rifles. Riling 350. [14603]
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Author: ACTON J.

An Essay On Shooting

1789.  1st Edn,.  T ADDELL.  xiii 303 pages, old tape mark to inner blank margin of 1/2 title and the original end paper. End papers browning to edges, sporting book plate to front paste down, contemporary ownership name to FEP Mr Mathaby, Banbrough, Northumberland, to verso front blank "G Weatherly Bundle 12 Aug 1835". Original full calf boards with later matching spine with original title label. The scarce 1st edition taken from the French of Magne de Marolles 1781, containing the various methods of forging, boring, and dressing gun barrels practiced in France, Spain and England and the different proofs of barrels employed in those countries, with remarks. An investigation of the causes of recoil, and of bursting with proposals for preventing or remedying an enquiry into the effects of the length of bore, and charge upon the range etc of the pieces and remains upon the articles of powder, shot wading etc. Chute 002 (very scarce) Schwerdt Vol 1 2pp, Riling 311 [19859]
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Author: ACTON J.

An Essay On Shooting

1791.  2nd Edn,.  T Caddell.  xxix 313 pages, some dust soiling to contents, recent dark red calf, spine in the style of the original retaining the original marbled covered boards. The 2nd edition has extra material to the 1st, covering method of forging, boring and dressing gun barrels, causes for recoil, length of bore, remarks on gunpowder shot, wading, instructions for the art of shooting, training pointers etc. Riling 311 "The whole work is little more than a translation of Marolles work." Chute 004, Schwerdt does not mention the 2nd edition [20041]
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Author: ACTON J.

An Essay On Shooting

1791.  2nd Edn,.  T Caddell.  xxix 313 pages, + 18 pages of adverts for books published by T Caddell, contents very clean, recent 1/2 tan morroco with gilt gun vignette to spine compartments, bound by Bayntun of Bath. The 2nd edition has extra material to the 1st, covering method of forging, boring and dressing gun barrels, causes for recoil, length of bore, remarks on gunpowder shot, wading, instructions for the art of shooting, training pointers etc. Riling 311 "The whole work is little more than a translation of Marolles work." Chute 004, Schwerdt does not mention the 2nd edition [21465]
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Author: ADAMS W.A.

Bores And Loads For Sporting Guns For British Game Shooting With Notes On The Choice Of A Gun And Powder And Shot

1894.  1st Edn,.  Horace Cox.  24 pages, 12 pages sporting adverts and adverts to end papers. Small 8vo., frontis illus, publisher dark green cloth, gilt title to upper board. A guide to what gun, what bore, and what powder size of shot to use. Adams was the author of Twenty Six Years Reminiscences of Scotch Grouse Moors Riling 1319. Rare [13173]
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Author: AN EXPERT

Notes On Shooting With Instructions Concerning The Use Of Nitro Powders

.  8th Edn.  Curtis''s & Harvey Ltd.  xi 83 pages, 7 pages of related adverts including 2 full coloured pages showing powder tins. Printed limp card cover titles in black sml 1cm chip to rear cover top front edge, vg. Riling 1196 noted the 8th edition is the first using this title , the preface notes the book has been completely revised since the last edition (1892) bringing in all the new developments, very much a promotional booklet for Curtis's & Harvey. [20136]
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Author: ANON.

Drill And Rifle Instruction For The Corps Of Rifle Volunteers By 0The Authority Of The Secretary Of State For War

1869.  6th Edn,.  111, 68 pages, 9 plates folding musketry drill and practice, original blind stamped cloth. In the preface the author is credited with following Sir Charles Napier's advice in his "letters on the defence of England" and he strongly recommends all volunteers to follow that advice, "Do not let any one persuade you to learn more," not in Riling. [10565]
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Author: Anon

Musketry Notes

1913.  School Of Musketry.  Hayling Island.  approx. 28cm x 23cm. 76 page manuscript, bound in contemporary green cloth, metal hinged folder, cloth dust soiled, old paper label torn with loss some writing visible. The title and date taken front the front cover. The manuscript on ruled paper written in ink in a legible hand, the first page index dust soiled and pulled from the text block, also some dust soiling to last page. The remaining pages clean with some age browning from the index. There are 30+ subjects covered from care of arms, aiming, wind direction, firing instructions, firing positions etc., judging distance etc., followed by a list of lectures, many pages have diagrams etc., also names of lecturers. A soldiers working notebook just prior to the outbreak of WWI at the Southern Command School of Musketry. there is no immediate way of identifying the owner only what is left of the paper label on the front cover "Sec Lt A Ba..." removal of the label or further research may identify the owner. [21443]
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Author: ANON.

The Theory Of Rifle Fire With Its Practical Application With Useful Information On The P.'17 Rifle, Specially Written For Home Guard Instructors, Fire Unit Commanders, The Individual Marksman

1941.  1st Edn,.  Gale Polden.  Aldershot.  40 pages, text drawings, folding plate, printed card covers, vg. Includes sights, shooting, penetration speed of bullet etc, also instruction on the P.'17 rifle, quite scarce only 2 copies located in the British Library. [15967]
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Author: ARMSTRONG Nevill A.D.

Fieldcraft, Sniping and Intelligence

1940.  1st Edn.  Gale & Polden Ltd..  Aldershot.  XV 205 pages, full page and text illus including some in colour, original red cloth, title in black uneven fade marking to spine o/w a vg copy of a scarce title detailing all aspects of sniping and field craft, not in Riling [8057]
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Author: ARMY RIFLED GUNS

Return, Continuing and Completing The Information Contained In The Return, Army, Rifled Guns, (Parliamentary Paper, No.380, of Session 1874) to the 1st day of January 1875

1875.  39 pages, large 4to., original stitched titled paper covers, shows table with description of guns, number serviceable costs, wear to complete gun tests and endurance projectiles etc. vg. [12158]
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Author: ARTIFLEX AND OPIEFEX

The Cause And Decay In A British Industry

1907.  1st Edn,.  Longmans, Green and Co.  XVI 296 pages, folding table of the production of firearms at Birmingham and Liege, publishers blue cloth, a vg clean copy written by Charles Edward Greener and William Oliver Greener sons of W.W.Greener. translated pseudonym is "Master and Craftsman". A survey of the decline of the Birmingham gun trade giving a history of the trade, cause of decay, how legislation effects production export, with table of production, imports etc., A scarce title Riling 1633 [15985]
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Author: ASKINS Captain Charles

Super-X 12 Gauge and 20 Gauge Loads

nd Circa 1928.  Western Cartridge Company.  East Alton, IL, USA.  20 pages, pattern shot illus in text, printed paper covers dust soiled, centre fold crease. A promotional brochure for the company's shot. Not in Riling [14519]
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Author: ATKINSON John

Dueling Pistols And Some Affairs They Settled

1964.  1st Edn,.  Cassell and Co Ltd.  142+ pages, illus throughout in colour, lge 8vo, vg in dj. [21089]
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Author: ATKINSON John

Duelling Pistols And Some Affairs They Settled

1964.  1st Edn,.  Cassell and Co Ltd.  142+ pages, illus throughout in b/w and colour, lge 8vo, vg in poor dj, contains an index of duels fought. [21818]
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Author: ATKINSON John

Duelling Pistols And Some Affairs They Settled

1964.  1st Edn,.  Cassell and Co Ltd.  142+ pages, illus throughout in b/w and colour, lge 8vo, small offset tape mark to end page, vg in dj, dj chipped at head of spine, contains an index of duels fought. [21983]
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Author: ATKINSON John

Duelling Pistols And Some Affairs They Settled

1964.  1st Edn,.  Cassell and Co Ltd.  142+ pages, illus throughout in colour, lge 8vo, small piece missing to top front edge of dj and bottom of spine. [18337]
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Author: ATKINSON John A.

THE BRITISH DUELING PISTOL

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  Bloomfield, Ontario.  108 pages, illus, 4to, fine in dj, dj has 2 closed tears to head of spine, no loss. [20505]
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Author: ATKINSON John A.

THE BRITISH DUELING PISTOL

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  Bloomfield, Ontario.  108 pages, illus, 4to, fine in dj. [20198]
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Author: ATKINSON John A.

The British Dueling Pistol

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  Bloomfield, Ontario.  108 pages, illus, 4to, vg+ in dj, head and tail of dj chipped. The origin and development of the English dueling pistol with carefully chosen illustrations. [20860]
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Author: ATKINSON John A.

The British Duelling Pistol

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  Bloomfield, Ontario.  108 pages, illus, 4to, vg+ in dj, head and tail of dj chipped. The origin and development of the English dueling pistol with carefully chosen illustrations. [21259]
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Author: ATKINSON John A.

The British Duelling Pistol

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  Bloomfield, Ontario.  108 pages, illus, 4to, vg+ in dj, head and tail of dj chipped. The origin and development of the English dueling pistol with carefully chosen illustrations. [21984]
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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE

Fine Antique Firearms From The W Keith Neal Collection

Thursday 9 November 2000 and T.  Christies.  356 and 361 pages, 4to., 273 Lots and 274 Lots, fine colour illustrations with loose prices realised in 9 Nov 2000 sale, invitation card to viewing for second sale only enclosed, both fine copies. Keith Neal assembled one of the finest collections of firearms. An early sale in 1995 disposed of 328 Lots. An excellent reference on the subject. [21260]
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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE

Fine Antique Firearms From The W Keith Neal Collection

Thursday 9 November 2000.  Christies.  356, 4to. 274 Lots, fine colour illustration, publishers pictorial card covers, some small creases to cover. There were 3 sales held of the collection, this is the second sale. Keith Neal assembled one of the finest collections of firearms. An early sale in 1995 disposed of 328 Lots. An excellent reference on the subject. [20984]
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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE

Historic American Swords, Butterfield & Butterfield

Nov 20 1989.  Los Angeles.  4to., unpaginated, 200+ Lots illustrated in colour and black and white, pictorial card covers, light rubbing. [15368]
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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE

The Russell Goldstein Collection Of Antique Firearms

June 8 1970.  96 pages, small 4to., illus card cover, sold by Richard Bourne and Co. Ma. USA, the sale included many rare Colts. [15191]
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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE

The Russell Goldstein Collection Of Antique Firearms

June 8 1970.  96 pages, small 4to., illus card cover, sold by Richard Bourne and Co. Ma. USA, the sale included many rare Colts. [15192]
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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE

The Wardlow, Cline, Degenhardt & Adolph Collections

September 1994.  Moline, USA.  244 pages, landscape 4to., well illustrated in colour, ring bound card covers as issued. Sale conducted by Richard Ellis auctioneers Ltd of important firearms, Lots well illustrated and described. [15187]
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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE Butterfield Butterfield

The John R Woods Collection Of Important Winchester Firearms

October 22 1991.  San Francisco.  81 pages, 169 lots, 4to, illus through out, prices written in margin, card covers. [5924]
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Author: AUSTYN Christopher

Classic Sporting Guns

1981.  1st Edn,.  Sportsmans Press.  127 pages, 4to., colour and black and white illus from photographs. A vg copy in dj. [19682]
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Author: AUSTYN Christopher

Classic Sporting Rifles

1997.  1st Edn,.  The Sportsmans Press.  127 pages, 4to, finely illus in colour and black and white from photographs. A fine copy in dj. A well illus work covering the best rifles, double rifles, developments, British markers etc. [21588]
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Author: AUTHORITY OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONED OF THE ADMIRALTY

Handbook of Ammunition 1915 (corrected to March 1915)

1915.  184 pages, 44 colour plates + text illus, original black pebbled cloth, chipping to head and tail of spine. A detailed account of ammunition powders rockets etc., including cartridges for B.L. and Q.F. Guns, Aiming Rifles, Machine Guns and Small Arms Ammunition, Tables Of Ammunition for each gun. [20775]
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Author: AYALON David

Gunpowder And Firearms In The Mamluk Kingdom, A Challenge To A Mediaeval Society

1956.  1st Edn,.  XVII 154 pages, vg in dj. [571]
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