Book Search
More options

Search results

The results of your search can be seen below. Please click here to redefine your search. If you require more detail on any item i.e. photos etc., or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our contact information can be found to the left.

Are you looking for a particular book? Please send us details and we will do our best to find it for you.


Filter results alphabetically by Author:


92 found
  • Page 1 of 1
  • 1

Image Author Title / Description Price Purchase

Item details:

Author: BACK D.H.L.

Forsyth & Co Patent Gunmakers

1995.  second revised.  Historical Firearms.  Norwich.  4to., 252 pages. Finely illustrated in b/w and colour from photographs. As New. 1st edition published in 1969, this is an extended and revised edition in 4to.,. the quality of the photograph and presentation are to a very high standard in the edition. [3218]
Price: £70.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BACK D.H.L.

Forsyth & Co Patent Gunmakers

1995.  second revised.  Historical Firearms.  Norwich.  4to., 252 pages. Extended and revised edition with 12 colour plates and 125 reproduced in b/w. these depict the guns trade cards etc. Publishers cloth with gilt gun lock to upper cover. slight rubbing to head and tail of spine of dj o/w fine. The 1st edition was published in 1969, this is an extended and revised edition in 4to format. All known examples of Forsyth's & Co work are described in detail and a diary of events trace the history of the firms by means of letters between Forsyth and his partners and employees. The quality of the photograph and presentation are to a very high standard in the edition. [21945]
Price: £60.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BACK D.H.L.

Great British Gunmakers The Mantons 1782-1878

1993.  1st thus.  Historical Firearms.  Norwich.  4to., 144 pages. Finely illustrated in b/w and colour from photographs. As New. The Mantons gunmakers was first published in 1967 with a supplement in 1978. Since then a substantial number of Manton arms unrecorded in either book has been brought to the attention of the author and also a scrapbook put together by Joseph Manton's staff. In this volume the author records some amendments from the first 2 volumes and those guns traced since 1978 together with the contents of the scrapbook. Sadly the co author Keith Neal died before publication. [20034]
Price: £70.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BADY Donald B.

Colt Automatic Pistols 1896-1955

1956.  1st Edn,.  Hollywood USA.  281 pages, illus, vg in chipped dj. [2582]
Price: £45.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BADY Donald B.

Colt Automatic Pistols 1896-1955

1973.  revised and enlarged.  Border Publishing Company.  Beverley Hills, CA, USA.  354 pages, numerous b/w full page and text illus from photographs, line drawings etc., vg in dj. The colt automatic pistol 1896-1955 with illus. [21755]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: Bady Donald.B.

Colt Automatic Pistols Enlarged & Revised Edition

2000.  Revised.  Pioneer Press.  Union City USA.  354 pp Illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs and line drawings. Pictorial green card covers VG. The history, usage types, developments application etc. [22029]
Price: £28.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAER Larry L.

The Parker Gun, An Immortal American Classic

1980.  rep Edn,.  North Hollywood, California, USA.  196 pages, 4to., illus, vg. [10130]
Price: £22.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAILEY De Witt, NIE Douglas A.

English Gunmakers, the Birmingham And Provincial Gun Trade In The 18th And 19th Century

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  127 pages, small 4to, illus in b/w from photographs, vg in dj. A catalogue of hundreds of individual and firms of the early English gun trade. [21799]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAILEY De Witt, NIE Douglas A.

English Gunmakers, the Birmingham And Provincial Gun Trade In The 18th And 19th Century

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  127 pages, small 4to, illus, blank front end paper removed, library stamp to verso of title page, no other marks, vg in dj. [21670]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAILEY De Witt, NIE Douglas A.

English Gunmakers, the Birmingham And Provincial Gun Trade In The 18th And 19th Century

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  127 pages, small 4to, illus in b/w from photographs, vg in dj., dj faded on spine, smallm chip to head of spine. A catalogue of hundreds of individual and firms of the early English gun trade. [21981]
Price: £26.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAILEY D.W.

British Military Longarms 1715-1865

1986.  revised Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  160 pages, illus from photographs, in 2 parts, Part 1 1715-1815, Part 2 1815-1865, bw illus of the guns, gun locks etc, fine in dj. [21847]
Price: £35.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAILEY D.Witt

British Board Of Ordnance Small Arms Contractors 1689 - 1840

1999.  1st Edn,.  W.S.Curtis.  Rhyl.  96 pages, 4to., frontis illus, pictorial card covers, a fine copy. [19872]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAILEY D.Witt

British Board Of Ordnance Small Arms Contractors 1689 - 1840

1999.  1st Edn,.  W.S.Curtis.  Rhyl.  96 pages, 4to., frontis illus, pictorial card covers, a fine copy. [15862]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAKER David J.

Heyday Of The Shotgun, The Art Of The Gunmaker At The Turn Of The Last Century

2000.  1st Edn,.  Swan Hill Press.  Shrewsbury.  156 pages, 440 colour and b/w illus from photographs and drawings, a fine copy in price clipped dj. An authorative study on the subject. [18243]
Price: £60.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAKER D.J.

British Handloading Cartridge Tools

2003.  1st Edn,.  the author.  182 pages, published by the author in Llandysul, 4to., illus throughout, pictorial card covers signed on title page by David Baker. A fine copy. [21640]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAKER Ezekiel

Remarks On Rifle Guns. Being The Result Of Upwards Of Fifty Years Practice And Observations, With Specific Remarks On Fowling Pieces, the Percussion Lock, And Fire Arms In General. To Which Are Subjoined Descriptions Of A new Bullet Mould And Clipper, Various Improvements In Gun And Door Locks And Spring Bolts, A Description Of Fire-Armes Deposited In The Royal Arsenal At Woolwich, Including All The Improvements And Inventions For Which Three Silver Medals have Been Awarded By The Society Of Arts, Together With Tables Of Weights Of Balls, Descriptive Plates Etc.,

1829.  10th Edn,.  Joseph Mallett.  VIII 251 pages, hand coloured frontis of a rifleman presenting, 5 other hand coloured plates, 3 of riflemen in firing positions, 2 of target plates and 1 engraved plate of bullet moulds and tables for the weight and diameter of lead balls. Bound in later 1/2 black calf marbled boards in the style of the original binding, original title label relayed to upper board. Some offsetting from the plates and occasional foxing, o/w vg. First published in 1800, the first edition was only 18 pages with plates, subsequent editions were extended and enlarged. The 11th being the last in 1835. Riling 329 [8681]
Price: £580.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAKER G & CURRIE C

The Construction And Operation Of The Air Gun, Vol. 1 The Austrian Repeating Rifle, Vol. 2 The Walking Stick Gun

2002/2003.  Privately Published.  62-78 pages, 4to., both illustrated in b/w from photographs and drawings with pictorial card covers ring bound, with thick glassine protective covers, both fine copies. A well researched work on the early air rifles, all drawings are to scale, the photos are sufficient to provide a clear understanding of the action, measurements etc. [21748]
Price: £120.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BALENTINE F.J.Pablo

Freund & Bro. Pioneer Gunmakers To The West

1997.  1st Edn,.  Newport Beach, Ca, USA.  379 pages, 4to., illus some in colour, fine in dj. [10297]
Price: £32.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BARBASETTI Luigi

The Art Of The Foil With A Short History Of Fencing

nd 1933.  Hutchinson & Co.  xii 276 pages, frontis illus of the author + numerous full page and text illus, publishers blue cloth, slight fade mark to rear boards, author's observations on the theory of fencing and its development through half a century with a short history of fencing through the ages. [21228]
Price: £65.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BARKER A J

Principles Of Small Arms

1952.  Gale and Polden.  Aldershot.  xi 82 pages, full page and text drawings, diagrams etc., publishers printed card covers, vg. The construction, operation, characteristics, ammunition, design and development of the modern weapons. [21654]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BAXTER D.R.

Blunderbusses

1970.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  78 pages, illus, vg in dj, dj has 4cm closed tear to front edge, dj now in clear removable sleeve. One of the few books dealing with this type of gun. [20944]
Price: £28.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BEAUMONT Richard

Purdey's The Guns And The Family

1984.  1st Edn,.  Newton Abbot.  248 pages, illus, vg+ in dj. [3886]
Price: £24.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BEEMAN

Precision Airgun Guide

nd Circa 1995.  19th Edn,.  Beemans Precision Airguns.  Huntington Beach.  64 pages, 4to., illus in colour, pictorial card covers. [18073]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BERETTA

Storia Delle Armi Storia Di Una Industria

nd circa 1970.  55 pages, oblong 4to., well illus in colour and black and white. The book is written in 4 languages including English and divided into 3 parts, the 1st part, The History of Weapons, The 2nd The History of Beretta, the 3rd Beretta Today, vg. [12144]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BERKELEY R.Lewis

Small Arms and Ammunition In The United States Service 1779-1865

1968.  reprint Edn,.  Smithsonian Institution Press.  Washington DC.  VIII 338 pages, 51 pages of plates, 2 folding at end, publishers green cloth, blind stamp seal to upper cover, vg. A comprehensive and detailed account of the evolution of hand carried weapons in American history. [18486]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BERNADOU John B.

Smokeless Powder, Nitro cellulose, And Theory Of The Cellulose Molecule

1901.  1st Edn,.  New York.  VIII 200 pages, 16 pp advs, diagrams in text, original cloth, slight marking to upper board, signed on title H Woodend ownership stamp to title and prelims. [7282]
Price: £46.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BETHALL Major H.A.

Modern Guns And Gunnery

1905.  1st Edn,.  Woolwich.  XIII 210 VII pages, 24 page appendix on the evolution of the field gun, full page and text illus, blind stamped blue cloth, vg. A practical manual for officers of the horse, field and mountain artillery, Riling 1683 notes a 1907, 1910 and 1911 editions but not this one. [11323]
Price: £140.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: Bethell, Brevet-Colonel H.A.

Modern Guns and Gunnery, 1910. a Practical Manual for Officers of the Horse, Field and Mountain Artillery

1910.  3rd.  F.J.Cattermole.  Woolwich.  xiv -443, Large 8vo Profusely illustrated with photographs, sketches, and folding charts. Contemporary ownership inscription to front end paper. Publishers blue cloth titled to upper board and spine in black. First published in 1905 this edition entirely rewritten with numerous additional plates and illustrations. An in-depth guide to the artillery of the time, in five sections Theoretical Gunnery, - Principles of Construction of Guns, - Carriages, and Ammunition. - Practical Gunnery, - Modern Q.F. Equipment's, - Gunnery Calculations. Riling 1687 [22038]
Price: £100.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BEVIS J.R., DONOVAN Jno A.

The Modern Rifle Volume One Practical Exterior Ballistics For Hunters And Marksmen

1917.  1st Edn,.  The Authors.  Butte, Montanno, USA.  193 pages, 3pp advs, illus, diagrams, dark red cloth titled in black, no other volumes were issued. Riling 1828. [17116]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BIRMINGHAM PROOF HOUSE

Accounts 31st December

1915.  8 page folded sheet statement of arms received, and trading accounts for the year, some rusting to staples. [14529]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BIRMINGHAM PROOF HOUSE

Bye Laws Relating To The Shooting Ground And Ranges At Small Heath In The City Of Birmingham Belonging To The Guardians Of The Birmingham Proof House

1921.  14 pages, printed card covers, vg. [14541]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BIRMINGHAM PROOF HOUSE

Report Of The Guardians For The Year 1925

1926.  4to., 10 page folded sheet statement of arms received, cash accounts etc., some rusting to staples. [14528]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BIRMINGHAM PROOF HOUSE

Report Of The Guardians For The Year 1931

1932.  4to., 10 page folded sheet statement of arms received, cash accounts etc., some rusting to staples. [14527]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BIRMINGHAM PROOF HOUSE

Report Of The Guardians For The Year 1939

1940.  4to., 12 page folded sheet statement of arms received, cash accounts etc., [14526]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BIRMINGHAM PROOF HOUSE

Rules Regulations And Scales Applicable To The Proof Of Small Arms

1989.  1st thus.  30 + (2) pages, 4to., bound in red cloth, gilt title to upper board, a fine copy. [21713]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: Black Joel, Ficken Homer, Michaels Frank

Webley Solid-Frame Revolvers: Nos. 1, 1 1/2, 2, Bull Dogs, and Pugs

2009.  1st Edn.  Schiffer Publishing.  Atglen USA.  288 pages, 4to illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs, line drawings gun breakdowns etc. Pictorial end papers publisher pictorial laminated covers in DJ, as new. Over 800 illustrations of the guns etc. Gives detailed information on these often elusive, solid-frame, short-barreled handguns. Many models were previously unknown, such as the ring trigger .22 No. 2 and the Silver and Fletcher No. 2 Bull Dog. [22069]
Price: £56.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE H.L.

Royal Sporting Guns At Windsor

1968.  1st Edn,.  HMSO.  V 60 pages, 4to, 52 pages of plates, a fine copy in dj in the original card case. The Royal Armoury at Windsor contains the finest private collection of arms and armour in the country. [15174]
Price: £55.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE H.L.

Royal Sporting Guns At Windsor

1968.  1st Edn,.  V 60 pages, 4to, 52 pages of plates, vg in dj, dj rubbed on edge, The Royal Armoury at Windsor contains the finest private collection of arms and armour in the country. [8976]
Price: £46.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

The Armouries Of The Tower Of London, Volume 1 : Ordnance,

1976.  1st Edn,.  HMSO.  ix 425 pages, TEG, 4to., , coloured frontis + folding plate, 80 pages of illus from photographs, + numerous text drawings, vg in dj. only 1 volume was published. In the original publishers box an in depth study by a leading expert [22034]
Price: £26.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

British Military Firearms 1650-1850

1961.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  296 pages, numerous full page and text illus, vg in , dj chipped at head of spine, dj now in removable sleave. A well researched and highly respected book. [21971]
Price: £40.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

British Military Firearms 1650-1850

1961.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  296 pages, numerous full page and text illus, vg+ in dj, dj chipped at head and tail of spine. A well researched and highly respected book. [18348]
Price: £40.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

British Military Firearms 1650-1850

1961.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  296 pages, numerous full page and text illus, vg in worn dj. A well researched and highly respected book. [21803]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

A Dictionary Of London Gunmakers 1350-1850 + Gunmakers Of London Supplement 1350-1850

1986 1999.  1st Edn.  Oxford Phaidon Christies Ltd, Museum Restoration Services.  Oxford-New York.  2 Vols, 222 + 156 pages, 4to, illus throughout using photographs, drawings etc from contemporary sources, map end papers to Vol I. A comprehensive survey of gunmakers in London, showing their premises, inventions, patents, documents, gun makers marks, etc. vg+ in dj. [21575]
Price: £300.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

A Dictionary Of London Gunmakers 1350-1850 + Gunmakers Of London Supplement 1350-1850

1986 1999.  1st Edn.  Oxford Phaidon Christies Ltd, Museum Restoration Services.  Oxford-New York.  2 Vols, 222 + 156 pages, 4to, illus throughout using photographs, drawings etc from contemporary sources, map end papers to Vol I. A comprehensive survey of gunmakers in London, showing their premises, inventions, patents, documents, gun makers marks, etc. vg+ in dj. [22014]
Price: £300.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

English Pistols

1985.  1st Edn,.  The Armouries H.M. Tower Of London.  72 pages, small 4to., well illus from photographs, signed on title page by Blackmore, a fine copy. Includes a section of more than 150 illustrations from the Tower Armouries collection. [21595]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

Gunmakers Of London 1350-1850 + Gunmakers Of London Supplement 1350-1850

1986 1999.  1st thus.  George Shumway Publishers, Museum Restoration Services.  New York USA, Bloomfield Canada.  2 Vols, 222 + 156 pages, 4to, illus throughout using photographs, drawings etc from contemporary sources, map end papers to Vol I. A fine set in likewise dj in thick card slipcase. A comprehensive survey of gunmakers in London, showing their premises, inventions, patents, documents, gun makers marks, etc. The USA 1st edition differs to the UK edition only in the title A Dictionary Of London Gunmakers 1350-1850 and having a slipcase. [21990]
Price: £340.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLAIR Claude Editor

Pollard's History Of Firearms

1983.  1st Edn,.  MacMillan Publishing.  New York.  559 pages, lge 8vo, well illus, fine in dj, a definitive work based on Pollard's history of firearms and updated and revised by Blair and other leading authorities. [15237]
Price: £35.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLAIR Claude Editor

Pollard's History Of Firearms

1983.  1st Edn,.  Country Life.  559 pages, lge 8vo, well illus, fine in dj, a definitive work based on Pollard's history of firearms and updated and revised by Blair and other leading authorities. [20820]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLANCH H.J.

A Century Of Guns A Sketch Of The Leading Types Of Sporting And Military Small Arms

1909.  1st Edn,.  John Blanch And Son.  XIII 153 pages, lge 8vo, over 150 illus of guns and firearms, some occasional browning, name and address neatly written and crossed out to upper margin of title page, publishers brown cloth covers rubbing to head of spine, vg-. [952]
Price: £110.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BLISS Gilbert Ames

Mathematics For Exterior Ballistics

1944.  1st Edn..  John Wiley And Son Inc.  New York.  vii 128 pages, tables and graphs throughout, grey cloth cover, title in gree, vg in dj. Riling 2482 [19305]
Price: £50.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOARD OF OFFICERS

Report Of The Board Of Officers Constituted by General Order No. 136, Headquarters Of The Army, Adjutant-General's Office, November 24, 1890, To Select Magazine Arms For The U.S Military Service

1892.  1st Edn,.  Government Printing Office.  Washington, USA.  211 pages, XXII folding plates numbered to XXIII, No XI not present or listed Riling "this is complete", printed paper covers, chipping to front cover and spine edge lacking rear cover. Magazine tests on various arms, an effort to find one more suitable for US service. Riling 1301. [17119]
Price: £120.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOARD OF OFFICERS

Report Of The Board Of Officers Constituted by General Order No. 136, Headquarters Of The Army, Adjutant-General's Office, November 24, 1890, To Select Magazine Arms For The U.S Military Service

1892.  1st Edn,.  Washington.  212 pages, XXII folding plates numbered to XXIII, No XI missing as Riling, Ordnance Department library stamp on title and FEP and closed page edges. Recased in the original publishers red cloth, neat repair to front edge margin of title page, even browning to text. The book details tests of various magazine arms in an effort to find one or more suitable for US service, shoulder arms tested include Lee-Speed Mannlicher, Mauser, Beather etc. Riling 1301 [12551]
Price: £180.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOMBING

Bombing Notes Irish Command Bombing School Elm Park Dublin

24/31 July 1917.  Manuscript book belonging to 2nd Lieut C.R. Jennings 2nd Reserve Reg of Cavalry Newbridge. The book recording lecture and Jennings observations relating to explosives and types of hand grenades etc The album measures 24 cm x 19 cm with a hand written title page and approximately 67 single side pages all filled and written neatly in ink in a legible hand, with 7 small diagrams. The pages Interleaved with 25 folding printed drawings showing the grenades and their components and make up all titled with descriptive captions. The pages and plates have a single faint oval stamp of "Irish Command Bombing School Dublin". The lectures 11 in all cover explosives, the types of grenades including rifle grenades, throwing, organisation of bombers, attack, Bombers in defence, Blocking Trenches, German and French Grenades. The contents clean and tight and bound in the original plain dark brown ? leather with cloth covered boards some light rubbing to head of spine. Also included are a loose Bomb -Throwing Instructor Certificate for Jennings noting he is a first class instructor dated August 1917.A similar certificate dated April 1918 certifying Jennings as an instructor of signalling. A printed card Titled "Pigeon Services" detailing the care and use of messenger pigeons. A folding pamphlet detailing the service of The Second Cavalry Division from 1914-1918. Finally Jennings Dispersal Certificate for 16 Nov 1919 it notes Jennings full name as Charles Richard Jennings born 1888 married original occupation "continental Services"? etc. The agreement of his dispersal signed by Jennings to rear. [21593]
Price: £620.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BONOMI EGIDIO GUERINI GRAZIANO

ARMS OF ITALY

ND Circa 1993.  1st.  Line Edizione.  Brescia, Italy.  135 + (12) pages of gun adverts, large 8vo illustrated throughout in colour from photographs. Publisher blue cloth titled in gilt to upper board. A vg copy, a book gives a clear and accurate picture of the Italian firearms Industry. [22149]
Price: £35.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOOTHROYD Geoffrey

Boothroyd On British Shotguns

1993.  1st Edn,.  Sand Lake Press.  221 pages + index, 40 illus in b/w from photographs, at rear is a facsimile of the 1914 40 page catalogue for Webley and Scott Ltd, vg+ in dj, limited to 500 copies. [20930]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOOTHROYD Geoffrey

The Handgun

1988.  revised Edn,.  The Sportsmans Press.  566+ pages, index, 4to., illus in b/w from photographs, drawings, diagrams etc. , vg+ in dj. This edition is revised with a new chapter, a very detailed history of the handgun over the ages. [21626]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOOTHROYD Geoffrey

The Shotgun, It's History And Development

1985.  1st Edn,.  A and C Black.  240 pages, illus, vg in dj. [21600]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BORSOS Bela

Staghorn Powder-Flasks

1982.  1st English Edn,.  Hungary.  94 pages, 40 colour plates, vg in dj. One of the foremost books on the subject. [20191]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOUCHER John

The Volunteer Rifleman And The Rifle, In Three Parts: Science, Practice and the Mechanical Aids

1859.  2nd greatly enlarged Edn,.  XVIII 183+35+38+40 pages, frontis of a rifleman, some offsetting to tile, 2 folding diagrams + 2 plates, head of spine chipped, original blue blind stamped cloth, gilt title to upper boards, light rubbing to head of spine. The 3 separately paginated lectures at the end: On the rise and progress of the "Minie Expansion": On the comparative merits of the rifled small arms of England, France and the United States: On the falsity of the principles on which the present service wood-plug ammunition is constructed. Riling 631. A difficult title to find. [14511]
Price: £300.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BOUCHER John

The Volunteer Rifleman And The Rifle, In Three Parts: Science, Practice and the Mechanical Aids

1860.  3rd greatly enlarged Edn,.  XVIII 183+35+38+40 pages, frontis of a rifleman, some offsetting to tile, 2 folding diagrams + 2 plates, presentation inscription on top margin of title page to Colonel Somerset with the author's compliments, original blue blind stamped cloth, gilt title to upper boards, light rubbing to head of spine. The 3 separately paginated lectures at the rear cover: On the rise and progress of the "Minie Expansion": On the comparative merits of the rifled small arms of England, France and the United States: On the falsity of the principles on which the present service wood-plug ammunition is constructed. Riling 631. A difficult title to find. [7996]
Price: £320.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BRESLIN John D., PIRIE William Q. , PRICE David E.

Variations Of Colt's New Model Police And Pocket Breech Loading Pistols

2002.  Andrew Mowbray.  Lincoln USA.  159 pages, 4to., illus in b/w from photographs and drawings by Rainer Dethloff, pictorial laminated covers, a fine copy. [21650]
Price: £35.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROPHY Lt Col William

The Krag Rifle

1980.  !st.  Beinfeld Publishing, Inc.  North Hollywood, CA, USA.  4to, 256 pages, Illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs drawings diagrams etc. Bound in the publisher's dark blue leatherette binding, small bump to one lower corner in DJ. A very good copy of the first edition of an important and detailed book about the Krag rifle, "the U.S. Army's first bolt action issue rifle." Popular with hunters as well as collectors [21902]
Price: £120.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROPHY Lt Col William S.

The Springfield 1903 Rifles, The Illustrated Documented Story Of The Design, Development, And Production Of All The Models, Appendages and Accessories

1985.  1st Edn.  Mechanicesburg U.S.A.  viii 616 pages, 4to, illustrated in b/w from photographs, line drawings diagrams etc. Publishers binding with gilt title to the upper cover. Small bump to rear board front edge. Pen marks? to upper blank closed page edge. A vg copy no dj was issued. [22048]
Price: £85.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWN Nigel

British Gunmakers Volume Two - Historical Data Of The Birmingham, Scottish And Regional Gun Trade In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries

2009.  1st Edn.  Quiller Press.  Shrewsbury.  459 pages, 4to., illus in colour and b/w from photographs, map end papers, fine in dj. The Regional Gunmakers and Specialist Trade workers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, individual histories of 60 businesses where known. [22013]
Price: £80.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWN Nigel

London Gunmakers Historical Data On The London Trade In The Nineteenth Century

1998.  1st Edn.  Christies.  280 pages, 4to., full page colour illus and b/w text drawings, map end papers, ownership name on 1/2 title. A fine copy in dj. A much superior edition than the later reprints, includes a list of all gunmakers and related trades with data, addresses and 48 business histories. [21762]
Price: £70.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWN Nigel

London Gunmakers Historical Data On The London Trade In The Nineteenth Century

1998.  1st Edn.  Christies.  280 pages, 4to., full page colour illus and b/w text drawings, map end papers, ownership name on 1/2 title. A fine copy in dj. A much superior edition than the later reprints, includes a list of all gunmakers and related trades with data, addresses and 48 business histories. [19921]
Price: £65.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWNE Charles Orde

Armour, And Its Attack By Artillery

1887.  1st Edn,.  Messers. Dulau & Co.  Woolwich.  VIII 140 pages, numerous text illus, 4 plates showing perforation for British, French and German Guns, publishers dark red cloth, a vg copy based on the author's lectures to the officer of the Royal Naval College of Greenwich. The greater part of the work is devoted to tracing the development of armour and the means devised for its destruction through courses of experiments, not in Riling. [14942]
Price: £120.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWNE W H

The Art Of Pyrotrechny; Being Comprehensive And Practical Instruction For The Manufacture Of Firework Specifically Designed For The Use Of Amateurs

Circa 1880.  The Bazar.  148 pages, 16 page catalogue (catalogue dated 1880), full page and text illus, ownership oval blind stamp to title page blank margin and page 9 lower blank margin for H Holdsworth Bradford. Publishers cloth, gilt title and firework vignette to upper cover, rubbing to edges of spine occasionally going through cloth, and corners, chipping to head and tail of spine, 1 corner chipped with loss, binding tight. Descriptions of the various processes (chemical and mechanical) employed in the art of pyrotrechny includes rockets, mortars, shells, mines etc. [19129]
Price: £240.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWNING

The Browning Automatic Rifle Illustrated

nd circa 1945.  Gale & Polden Ltd.  Aldershot.  Fold out booklet 18cm x 8.5 cm, printed on two sides when unfolded illustrated with a photograph of the gun + line drawings of components etc. Printed card covers VG copy. A guide to the gun its breakdown and assembly, firing etc. [22072]
Price: £22.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWNING

The Browning Heavy Machine Gun .300 Calibre Model 1917 water cooled Mechanism Made Easy

1942.  Gale & Polden Ltd, Aldershot..  31+ pages, b/w illus, including breakdown and components pictorial card covers printed in red and black with illus of the gun to upper cover, vg. [20323]
Price: £15.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BROWNING

The Tripod Mounting For Browning Automatic Machine Rifle Model 30

nd Circa 1940.  F.N..  Liege, Belgium.  28 pages, illus from photographs, printed card covers, 2 staple puncture holes to spine margin. [16201]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BRUCE Gordon

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

1992.  1st Edn,.  Verlag Stocker Schmid.  Zurich.  304 pages, lge 8vo., b/w illus from drawings and photographs, a vg copy in dj. The history and development and manufacture, distribution, etc with excellent illus of the guns from photographs and drawings and gun branding. [21623]
Price: £45.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BRUCE Gordon

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

1992.  1st Edn,.  Verlag Stocker Schmid.  Zurich.  304 pages, lge 8vo., b/w illus from drawings and photographs, a vg copy in dj. [21674]
Price: £45.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BRUCE Gordon

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

1992.  1st Edn,.  Verlag Stocker Schmid.  Zurich.  304 pages, lge 8vo., b/w illus from drawings and photographs, a vg copy in dj. The history and development and manufacture, distribution, etc with excellent illus of the guns from photographs and drawings and gun branding. [21761]
Price: £45.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BRUCE Gordon

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

1992.  1st Edn,.  Verlag Stocker Schmid.  Zurich.  304 pages, lge 8vo., b/w illus from drawings and photographs, a vg copy in dj. The history and development and manufacture, distribution, etc with excellent illus of the guns from photographs and drawings and gun branding. [22059]
Price: £45.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BRUCE Gordon, REINHART Christian

Webley Revolvers, Revised From William Chipchase Dowell's "The Webley Story"

1988.  rev Edn,.  Verlag Stocker-Schmid AG, Dietikon-Zurich.  Zurich.  256 pages, 4to., b/w illus from photographs and drawings, fine copy in fine dj. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [22140]
Price: £240.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BRUCE Gordon, REINHART Christian

Webley Revolvers, Revised From William Chipchase Dowell's "The Webley Story"

1988.  rev Edn,.  Verlag Stocker-Schmid AG, Dietikon-Zurich.  Zurich.  256 pages, 4to., b/w illus from photographs and drawings, fine copy in fine dj. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [21951]
Price: £240.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BUCHELE William

Recreating the Kentucky Rifle

1967.  2nd Edn,.  George Shumway.  USA.  83 pages, text illus, 2 folding plates loose at rear, grey cloth some slight fox marks to top corner, limited to 500 copies. [13515]
Price: £30.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURGESS Captain

Sporting Firearms For Bush And Jungle or Hints To Intending Griffs And Colonists On The Purchase, Care, And Use Of Fire-arms, With Useful Notes On Sporting Rifles etc.,

1884.  1st Edn,.  W H Allen and Co.,.  VIII 136 pages, 44pp adverts, frontis, 6 plates of guns, bullets locks etc, a clean copy in the original green cloth, gilt title to upper board. The book describes powder, loads, bullets, suitable guns including types "advantages of express rifles in shooting moving animals", comparisons to the .450 Express and Martini Henry etc. also a chapter on pistols, the final chapter deals with shooting in India, Riling 1142, Gerrare 1019. [2277]
Price: £220.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

The Identification Of Firearms And Forensic Ballistics

1934.  1st Edn,.  220 pages, advs, 40 full page plates + text illus, dark blue cloth title blind stamped to upper board, a vg copy of the difficult to find 1st edition. [5267]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

The Identification Of Firearms And Forensic Ballistics

1934.  1st Edn,.  220 pages, advs, 40 full page plates + text illus, dark blue cloth title blind stamped to upper board, a vg copy of the difficult to find 1st edition. [13370]
Price: £25.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

The Identification Of Firearms And Forensic Ballistics

1951.  revised Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  217 pages, full page and text illus from photos and drawings, publishers green cloth, vg in poor but presentable dj. a new and revised work of the 1934 edition. [19722]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

In The Gunroom

nd circa 1930.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  125 pages, publishers green cloth, titles in black, vg. Burrard answers some questions put to him relating to guns over 10 years. [19728]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

The Modern Shotgun, The Gun, the Cartridge, the Gun And The Cartridge

1931, 1931, 1932.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  3 Vols, 252 314 523 pages, full page and text illus, publisher's blue cloth bright and clean, a vg set of the 1st edition of Burrard's important work on English shotgun and cartridges. Riling 2096 [19985]
Price: £180.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

The Modern Shotgun, The Gun, the Cartridge, the Gun And The Cartridge

1931, 1931, 1932.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  3 Vols, 252 314 523 pages, full page and text illus, occasional spotting to contents, publisher's blue cloth bright and clean. Each volume has a personal inscription signed and dated by Burrard to F.W.Jones for his help. The printed dedication in Vol I is to F.W.Jones, in the preface of each volume Burrard thanks Jones for his help with the manuscript for the books. Vol II On The Cartridge Jones contributed Appendix V an analysis of the internal ballistics of a shotgun. On leaving college Jones joined Colonel Schutze's factory and helped in the development of smokeless shotgun powder later becoming manger of the factory. Jones was an expert on ballistics and small arms. Each volume also has on the FEP, 1/2 title blank and title blank the small ownership stamp of H.J.Woodend, Herbie Woodend MBE was the custodian of the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room Museum and firearms expert. The 1st edition of Burrard's important work on English shotgun and cartridges with an excellent association. Riling 2096 [18538]
Price: £350.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

The Modern Shotgun: The Gun, The Cartridge, The Gun And The Cartridge

1951, 1955, 1952.  rep of the revised Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  3 Vols, 242, 327, 512 pages, advs, full page + text illus, vg in publishers blue cloth, Vol II in slightly darker cloth, o/w vg in worn but presentable djs, now in removable clean sleeves. The classic work on the British Shotgun [21445]
Price: £80.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

Notes On Sporting Rifles

1958.  rep of the 4th revised and enlarged Edn,.  Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd.  xii 183 pages, advs, originally published in 1920 for sportsmen in India, contains much on the big game rifle etc. this edition includes the Hodstock ballistic tables recomputed by O.Western, publishers green cloth, title in silver, a fine copy in dj. [21863]
Price: £50.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

Notes On Sporting Rifles

1958.  rep of the 4th revised and enlarged Edn,.  Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd.  xii 183 pages, advs, originally published in 1920 for sportsmen in India, contains much on the big game rifle etc. this edition includes the Hodstock ballistic tables recomputed by O.Western, publishers green cloth, title in silver,vg in dj, couple of closed tears to dj, dj now in removable sleeve. [22139]
Price: £40.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Gerald

Notes On Sporting Rifles For Use In India And Elsewhere

1920.  1st Edn,.  VIII 80 pages, 20 pages of sporting advs, publishers green cloth, title to upper boards in black, very small nick in cloth to front cover. A vg copy of the scarce 1st edition, chapters on details of the rifle, rifles for hill and jungle shooting, sights and sighting. Riling 1977 lists the 1924 2nd and not the 1st. [10148]
Price: £95.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BURRARD Major Sir Gerald

The Modern Shotgun, The Gun, The Cartridge, The Gun And The Cartridge

1963.  reprint.  3 Vols, 242 327 XIII 512 pages, advert illus, pasted to rear EP on Vol II colour illus of a pair of side by side guns. a vg set, Volume I and II in worn dj's. [19541]
Price: £70.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BUSK Hans

Handbook For Hythe Comprising A Familiar Explanation Of The Laws Of Projectiles And An Introduction To the System Of Musketry

1971.  facsimile rep of the 1860 1st Edn,.  Richmond Publishing Company.  Richmond.  viii 184 pages, 12mo, text illus, vg in dj. [21661]
Price: £20.00 Add to basket

Item details:

Author: BUSK Hans

The Rifleman's Manual, Or Rifles And How To Use Them

1858.  2nd Edn,.  129 pages, illus, advs, foxing to title page, some age browning to contents, 2 ownership inscription on FEP one being contemporary for Captain Hopkins Sherwood Forester 1858, rear end paper tear to inner bottom edge with numerous pencil notes relating to guns, original cloth, gilt target vignette to upper board repeated in blind stamp to rear cloth, showing wear to head and tail of spine. [7990]
Price: £125.00 Add to basket
92 found
  • Page 1 of 1
  • 1

Popup content
things