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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: ARMS & ARMOUR SOCIETY

The Journal Of The Arms & Armour Society. A Run From Vol IX No 1 June 1977 - Vol XIX No 6 September 2009

1977-2009.  The Society.  65 issues lacking Vol XVII No1 March 2000, string bound in 6 of the society's binding. All volumes illus in b/w from photographs and line drawings etc, all in fine condition. [21823]
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Author: ARMS AND ARMOUR SOCIETY

Journal Of The Arms And Armour Society Volume I 1953-1955

1955.  The Society.  230 pages, illus in black from photographs and line drawings, publishers cloth binding, gilt title and vignette to upper cover. The first volume of an important Society with contributions from many of the leading figures of the time relating to arms and armour. [21253]
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Author: ARMS AND ARMOUR SOCIETY

The Journal Of the Arms And Armour Society Volume I 1953-1955

1970.  rep Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  230 pages, illus, illus in b/w from photographs, line drawings etc., vg in dj, dj rubbed at head of spine and 3cm closed tear. A facsimile reprint of the first volume 1953-1955 of the Society. [21810]
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Author: ARMS AND ARMOUR SOCIETY

Journal Of The Arms And Armour Society Volume III 1959-1961

1961.  The Society.  326 pages + 16 page members list, illus in black from photographs and line drawings, publishers cloth binding, gilt title and vignette to upper cover. The third volume of an important Society with contributions from many of the leading figures of the time relating to arms and armour. [21254]
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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 colour, lge 8vo, small piece missing to top front edge of dj and bottom of spine. [18337]
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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 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, 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 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 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: 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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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]
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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]
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Author: BADY Donald B.

Colt Automatic Pistols 1896-1955

1956.  1st Edn,.  Hollywood USA.  281 pages, illus, vg in chipped dj. [2582]
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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]
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Author: BAER Larry L.

The Parker Gun, An Immortal American Classic

1980.  rep Edn,.  North Hollywood, California, USA.  196 pages, 4to., illus, vg. [10130]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Author: BAILEY D.W.

British Military Longarms 1815-1865

1972.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  78 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, pasted to FEP slip noting book purchased at the 1972 Arms Fair, o/w vg in dj. [20857]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Author: BAXTER D.R.

Blunderbusses

1970.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  78 pages, illus, vg in dj. One of the few books dealing with this type of gun. [21808]
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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]
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Author: BEAUMONT Richard

Purdey's The Guns And The Family

1984.  1st Edn,.  Newton Abbot.  248 pages, illus, vg+ in dj. [3886]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

British Military Firearms 1650 - 1850

1961.  1st.  Herbert Jenkins.  296 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, line drawings, armourers marks, publishers blue cloth, gilt gun lock to upper board. A vg copy in dj of a highly respected book on the subject. [21286]
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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]
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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]
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Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

British Military Firearms 1650-1850

1994.  revised Edn,.  Greenhill books.  294 pages, b/w illus from photographs, text drawings, armourers marks, vg+ in dj. A revision of the classic and important work on the subject. [21771]
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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]
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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 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. [21819]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Author: BOOTHROYD Geoffrey

The Shotgun, It's History And Development

1985.  1st Edn,.  A and C Black.  240 pages, illus, vg in dj. [21600]
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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]
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Author: BOS Johan, SCHMIT Leo

Restoration Project "Dutch Guns In Russia" The Restoration Of 17th and 18th Century Dutch Firearms From The Kremlin Armoury

1988.  1st Edn,.  H.L.Visser.  203 pages, 4to., b/w illus from photographs, pictorial card covers, bookplate of Henk Visser to front blank. Visser sponsored the restoration and publication. The restorers took two years and work was carried out on 120 weapons. An excellent association item. [15181]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Author: BROWN Nigel

British Gunmakers Volume One - Historical Data On The London Gun Trade In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries

2004.  1st thus Edn.  Quiller Press.  Shrewsbury.  280 pages, 4to., illus in colour and b/w, from photographs, map end paper, dine in fine dj. Includes alphabetical list of all gunmakers and related trades, giving addresses and dates with 48 individual histories. [21789]
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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. [21811]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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. [21622]
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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]
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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, signed on 1/2 title by Gordon Bruce, fine copy in dj. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [21675]
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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, signed on 1/2 title by Gordon Bruce, fine copy in dj. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [21387]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Author: CALABI Silvio and SANGER Roger

Rigby A Grand Tradition

2012.  1st Edn.  Rigby Press.  Dallas, Texas.  xi 196+ pages, long oblong 4to., finely illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs, drawings etc., pictorial laminated cover, a vg+ copy in dj, dj has 2cm closed tear to base of spine. Much on the big game hunter and their rifles including Jim Corbett, W D M Bell etc, with some excellent period photographs. [19480]
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Author: CALDWELL David H.

Scottish Weapons And Fortifications 1100-1800

1981.  John Donald Publishing.  Edinburgh.  XVII 452 pages, illus from photographs and drawings, vg in dj. 17 separate essays concerning the history of Scottish weapons and fortifications, authors include Claude Blair, Caldwell, William Reid etc., [16196]
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Author: CAMPBELL John

The Winchester Single-Shot, Volume Two Old Secrets And New Discoveries

.  Andrew Mowbray.  Lincoln, USA.  4to., 280 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, line drawings etc., publishers black cloth, title in silver, fine in dj. New information on the guns, the people, the factories etc. with over 350 illus. [21038]
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Author: CAREY A.Merwyn

English Irish and Scottish Firearm Makers

1967.  2nd Edn,.  Arco Publishing Co.,.  New York.  120 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, publishers red cloth vg in dj. Guns from the middle of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century [21278]
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Author: CAREY A.Merwyn

English Irish and Scottish Firearm Makers

1967.  2nd Edn,.  Arco Publishing Co.,.  New York.  120 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, publishers red cloth vg. Guns from the middle of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century [20510]
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Author: CARMICHEL Jim

The Modern Rifle

1975.  1st Edn,.  Winchester Press.  New York.  342 pages, illus, vg in dj. A comprehensive guide on rifles and sporting guns. [15574]
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Author: CARRINGTON-PEIRCE P.

A handbook Of Court And Hunting Swords 1660-1820

1937.  1st Edn.  Bernard Quaritch.  100 pages + appendix and blank pages for notes, errata slip, illus in b/w from photographs, publishers 1/4 cream cloth, black paper cover boards. A very good copy of a scarce work which may well be considered a modest continuation of Sir Guy Lakings European Armour and Arms which terminated with the 17th century. [20998]
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Author: CARTER Anthony

German Ersatz Bayonets 1. A concise Illustrated History Of The Emergency All Metal Designs 1914-18

1976.  1st Edn.  The Lyon Press.  Brighton.  large 4to., 64 pages, illus in b/w from photographs and line drawings, personal presentation inscription on FEP to Tom Mason signed by Anthony Carter, publishers red cloth binding, a fine copy in dj, dj light rubbing to head of spine with some fading to spine. A detailed study on the subject. [21488]
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Author: CARTER Anthony

Volume I The Models 98/02 and 98/05 Volume II The models 71/84, 69/98, 71/98, 98, KS98, 1914 and 84/98. Volume III The Ersatz, Requisitioned and Captured Bayonets. Volume IV The Regulation Pattern Sword Bayonets 1860-1900.

1984, 1991, 1992, 1994.  1st Edn.  Tharston Press.  Norwich.  124, 239, 303 384 pages, 4 volumes, large 8vo., numerous b/w illus from photographs and line drawings. Vol. I in the original pictorial card covers, the other volumes in publishers blue cloth, Vols III and IV have personal presentation inscription to Tom Mason and signed by Anthony Carter. A vg set of what must be the definitive work on the subject showing bayonets, variations, markings etc. [21490]
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Author: CARTER Anthony, WALTER John

The Bayonet A History Of knife And Sword Bayonets 1850-1970

1974.  1st Edn,.  128 pages, lge 8vo, with over 300 illus in b/w with line drawings, vg in dj, dj chipped at head of spine. [21794]
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Author: Chamberlain R H & Quigley Tom

Cartridge Reloading Tools Of The Past

.  the author.  Castle Rock, USA.  168 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, line drawings etc, publishers printed card covers includes a brief history of handloading + makers tools etc. [21028]
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Author: CHAMBERLAIN W.H.J., TAYLERSON A.W.F.

Adams' Revolvers

1976.  1st Edn,.  Barrie Jenkins.  240 pages, 4to., illus from photographs and drawings, vg in dj. A major study on the design, evolution, manufacture and use of the Adams Revolvers. [20815]
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Author: CHAMBERLAIN W.H.J., TAYLERSON A.W.F.

Adams' Revolvers

1976.  1st Edn,.  Barrie Jenkins.  240 pages, 4to., illus from photographs and drawings, vg in dj dj evenly faded on spine and edges. A major study on the design, evolution, manufacture and use of the Adams Revolvers. [21343]
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Author: CHAMBERLAIN W.H.J., TAYLERSON A.W.F.

Adams' Revolvers

1976.  1st Edn,.  Barrie Jenkins.  240 pages, 4to., illus from photographs and drawings, vg in dj dj evenly faded on spine and edges. A major study on the design, evolution, manufacture and use of the Adams Revolvers. [21840]
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Author: CHISNALL Barry & DAVIES Geoffrey

British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols of The Napoleonic Period

2013.  1st Edn.  Maine Military.  4to, 218 pages, finely illus in colour and b/w from photographs, bound in the publishers laminated boards. A fine copy signed on the title page by Geoffrey Davies. There are some 98 pages of colour photographs covering 91 carbines and pistols of the period. A well researched book on the subject. [21835]
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Author: CHRISTIES

The Armoury Of Their Serene Highnesses The Princes zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck (part I)

1992.  Christie.  137 (11) pages, 4to., sale catalogue of 270 Lots illus in colour and b/w. a fine copy in dj. [20924]
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Author: CHURCHILL R.

Shooting "Flicker" No XXV

nd circa 1930.  a small booklet 7.5 x 5.5cms of photo illus where the top is flicked through fingers, Mr Churchill is seen loading, mounting and position for away birds, by reversing, Part 2 is showing stance footwork, gun mount and swing, printed green card covers, staples rusting with some marking, Inside the card cover to front cover an advert for Robert Churchill's How To Shoot 1930 edition, to rear adverts for The Gun Club Shooting Grounds, an unusual and difficult item to find. [21589]
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Author: CHURCHILL Robert

Game Shooting A Textbook On The Successful Use Of The Modern Shotgun

1955.  1st Edn,.  Michael Joseph.  250 pages, illus from photographs on how to mount the gun, taking shots, the gun etc., also text drawings and diagrams, vg in dj, some light dust soiling and creasing to dj. [20853]
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Author: CHURCHILL Robert

Game Shooting A Textbook On The Successful Use Of The Modern Shotgun

1955.  1st Edn,.  Michael Joseph.  250 pages, illus from photographs on how to mount the gun, taking shots, the gun etc., also text drawings and diagrams, a vg clean copy. [20587]
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Author: CLAWSON Charles W.

Collector's Guide To Colt .45 Service Pistols Models of 1911 and 1911A1

2004.  revised and enlarged Edn,.  Clawson Publicationa.  Fort Wayne, USA.  vi 146 illus throughout with b/w photographs of the guns + drawings, marks etc, pictorial laminated covers, fine copy of a title much in demand covering the period from 1911 to the end of production in 1945, military identification including all contractors. Also includes the loose CD in original envelope, as new [21345]
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Author: COCHRAN Keith

Colt, Cavalry, Artillery And Militia Revolvers (1873-1903)

1987.  1st Edn,.  Cochran Publishing Co.  Rapid City, USA.  288 pages, 4to., numerous b/w full page and text illus from photographs, vg in dj. [21767]
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Author: COCHRAN Keith

Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia

1986.  1st Edn,.  Keith Cochran.  Rapid City, USA.  434 pages, 4to., numerous b/w illus, publishers binding, title in silver to upper board and spine. A fine copy in dj. [21756]
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Author: COGSWELL & HARRISON LTD

Guns Rifles Pistols Binoculars & Accessories

nd circa 1959.  120 pages, well illus, pictorial card covers, vg. [20613]
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Author: COLES Captain

A Musketry Catechism For The Use Of Both Services And Rifle Clubs

1860.  2nd Edn,.  32 pages, 3 plates, 2 of gun locks 1 of a rifle, large folding plate of distance and trajectory, small split on 1 fold, light browning and dust soiling to contents, red cloth covered boards, gilt title to upper board, some darkening to edges, vg-. Covers the stripping of the rifle, principles of firing, aiming, distance etc. Riling 734, Riling does not mention the 1st edition. [11488]
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Author: COLES R.E.

Illustrated Musketry Vade Mecum

1865.  W. Clowes And Sons.  158 pages, frontis diagram showing reproduction of cavalry and infantry at distances with a separate 1/2 moon paper scale showing the rifle and where the bullet descends, 3 other plates of the musket lock and parts, diagrams in text. Original blind stamped red cloth. A captain in the royal regiment and late instructor of musketry fleetwood. The book is layed out as a series of letters with questions and answers. Not in Riling. [13118]
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Author: COLT

A Century Of Achievement 1836-1936

1937.  USA.  96 pages, illus, pictorial card covers, the weapons, manufacturing and shooting. "A concise well written promotional brochure." Riling 2217 [12298]
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Author: COLT

A Century Of Achievement 1836-1936

1937.  Colts Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co.  Connecticut, USA.  96 pages, b/w illus from photographs etc,. bookplate to blank verso of 1/2 title, deluxe edition, bound in full dark blue leather with raised title and sailor examining a pistol in silver, rarely found in this binding. There was a cloth and a paper edition. There is also a modern facsimile reprint. The book covers, the weapons, manufacturing and shooting. "A concise well written promotional brochure." Riling 2217 [19416]
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Author: COLT

Instructions For The Operation Of The Colt Aircraft Machine Gun - Caliber .50, Fixed Type With Alternate Feed (MG 53A) 'B' Type

nd Circa 1939.  Hertford, Connecticut, USA.  12 pages, 4to., illus + diagrams, large folding plate at rear showing gun and components, card covers stud binding. [12214]
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Author: COLT Samuel

Armswear: The Home, The Arm And The Armoury Of Samuel Colt, A Memorial

1976.  facsimile rep in a limited Edn,.  399 pages, 1776 numbered copies, the original edition published in 1866, illus, lge 8vo., full brown morroco gilt, a fine copy. [7863]
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Author: COOPER John S.

For Commonwealth And Crown, English Gunmakers Of The Seventeenth Century

1993.  Wilson Hunt.  Gillingham, Dorset.  xviii 237 pages, large 8vo., illustrations from photographs, fine in dj. The book, which is centred round the Civil War and Commonwealth period and singles out some of the more interesting and important gunmakers who worked during those years." Chapters include; An early English flintlock pistol - the rescue, barrel stock and furniture, the lock, decoration, the marks, the date and the maker; Ralph Venn; William Parsons;. [7866]
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Author: COOPER John S., WESTWOOD Kenneth J.

John Dafte Gunsmith And The Horrid Conspiracy Of 1683

1989.  1st Edn,.  Cooper Westwood.  xi 80 pages, privately printed by the author, 4to., coloured frontis + b/w illus from photographs etc, folding plate of the Rye House. 1/2 dark red cloth over marbled boards, the book was limited to 100 copies of which 20 were leather bound, this being no 40, presentation inscription to Ed Bullan signed by both authors on 1/2 title. The book traces the conspiracy and describes the search for Daftes premises, his career from apprenticeship to apprentices and the various firearms he produced, includes a detailed illustrated catalogue of 19 located surviving specimens [21837]
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