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Author: A CORPORAL OF RIFLEMEN - CAPTAIN HENRY BEAUFOY

Scloppetaria: or considerations on the nature and use of rifled barrel guns, with reference to their forming the basis of a permanent system of national defence, agreeable to the genius of the country

1808.  1st Edn,.  Printed by C. Roworth.for T. Egerton.  T E Gerton.  xxiv 251 + 6-page index, errata, engraved frontis of standing rifleman shooting, 9 other plates and 3 target plates, some foxing to plates, and contents. Contemporary presentation inscription on FEP from Lord Berwick to Thomas Turner also later ownership name, signature of Thomas Turner to verso of the frontis and upper blank margin of the contents page, bound in a 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: ADMIRALTY

B.R.224/45 The Gunnery Pocket Book

1945.  The Admiralty SW1 Gunnery Branch.  xiii 213 pages, 21 coloured folding plates + text illus, staple rust mark to FEP, publishers blue cloth dust soiled, corners bumped, vg-. The folding plates extend to 55cm giving detailed cross section of the guns, ammunition, gunnery layout of a modern destroyer etc. This edition supercedes the Gunnery Pocket Book 1935, although titled a pocket book it measured 16x24cm! [23279]
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Author: ADMIRALTY

The Gunnery Pocket Book B.R. 224

1938.  The Admiralty.  160 pages, 25 plates some folding and coloured plate "(1)" left blank. Ownership name to front paste down dated September 1938 "H.M.S President". Publishers blue paper covered boards titled in black cloth spine light rubbing to the spine edges. Reprinted from the 1938 edition, "The primary object of this book is to give all the information and gunnery knowledge that is required of a Seaman Gunner". [23280]
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Author: ADYE Ralph Willett

The Bombardier And Pocket Gunner

1804.  4th revised and considerably improved.  T.Egerton Military Library Whitehall.  (xvi) - vi-277 pages, (10) pages of adverts, small 8vo.numerouse tables in the text, ownership signature of Capt. Duffy 43rd First. Bound in a contemporary full tan calf, military gilt motif to spine black title label neat repair to the head and tail of the spine. A popular title originally published in 1801, set out as a military dictionary with various tables, this edition considerably extended and brought up to date. Adye died in Gibraltar in 1804, a primers for artillery officers that appeared during the Napoleonic Wars. Riling 341(later edition) [23112]
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Author: Aikman, James

An Account of the Tournament at Eglinton, : revised and corrected by several of the Knights. Illustrated by representations of the various scences, from Sketches taken on the spot, by Mr. W. Gordon; with a Biographical Notice of the Eglinton Family; to which is prefixed a Sketch of Chivalry

1839.  1st.  Hugh Paton, Carver and Gilder to Her Majesty the Queen.  Edinburgh.  xii 20 pages, 4to frontis with 6 b/w drawings of armour jousting etc.4 double-page hand-coloured plates The March to the Tilting Ground, The 3 of which show knights Tilting, The Tilting Ground, Knights Tilting, the Lord of the Tournament Tilting. The text has some page browning, the plates clean and colouring bright. Bookplate of Michael Moad to front paste down. Recently bound in green cloth with gilt title to the upper cover very good. Contemporary engraved armorial bookplate of William Hugh Logan. A fine contemporary record of the great re-enactment of a medieval joust and revel held that was held at Eglinton Castle in Scotland on Friday 30 August 1839. [23673]
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Author: Albaugh 111, William A

Brass-framed Colt & Whitney

1993.  reprint.  Broadfoot Publishing Company.  Wilmington North Carolina.  105 pages, 4to. Illustrated in b/w from photographs and line drawings. Publishers black faux leather gilt title to upper cover. A fine copy reprint of the 1955 1stb edition. [23363]
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Author: AN Expert

Notes On Shooting With Instructions Concerning The Use Of Black And Patent Brown Sporting Gunpowder

1892.  5th.  67 pages 4 pages of adverts 1 being coloured for Curtis and Harvey Medium Ground Gunpowder Canister/ also a b/w illustrated advert for The Improved Cartridge Warmer, sone foxing to the contents. Publishers printed orange card covers title in black to the upper cover showing wear to the head and tail of the spine the covers remain tight. Early editions are quite scarce although there is no publisher listed it was Curtis & Harvey. Riling 1196 gives the first as 1887 and believes this title is an earlier edition of Notes On Shooting by an Expert published by Curtis's and Harvey Ltd. which is much more common than the earlier title. The book details the use of powder and shot, best shot sizes, black powder pressures, influence of wads etc. [23033]
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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: AN EXPERT

Notes On Shooting With Instructions Concerning The Use Of Nitro Powders

1904.  8th edition.  Curtis''s & Harvey Ltd.  xi 83 pages, 7 pages of related adverts including 2 full page-coloured pages showing powder tins. All edges gilt patterned end papers, bound in a limp full black leather binding with gilt title within gilt decorative borders to upper cover. Signed on the ? title "From Herbert Curtis July 1907" possible one of a few deluxe editions for presentation. 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. Chapters on testing of smokeless powders, patterns, cartridge loading, aiming at moving objects, the appendix list various tables for loading, shot size etc a very good + copy. [23024]
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Author: AN OLD GAMEKEEPER

Plain Directions For Acquiring The Art Of Shooting On The Wing, With Useful Hints Concerning All That Relates To Guns And Shooting, And Particularly In Regard To the Art Of Loading So As To Kill. To which has been added several valuable and hitherto secret recipes, of great practical importance to the sportsman

1873.  1st.  The Handicraft Publication Company.  vi (i) 88 pages, 11pp adverts, frontis illustration of a Woodcock, publishers brown blind stamped cloth with gilt title to the upper cover a VG+ copy. Riling 936 [23600]
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Author: ANGIER R.H.

Firearm Blueing And Browning

1936.  1st edn.  Small-Arms Technical Publishing Company.  Onslow County U.S.A.  viii 151 poages, advert page dated 1936 photo frontis text drawings throughout. Publishers' orange pebbled cloth titled in blue. VG in DJ worn with loss but presentable in a clear removable cover. The first edition as Smith 70. [23297]
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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: Anson Edwin George

Specification Of Improvements In Injection Mechanism For Breech Loading Small Arms

1887.  1st.  Patent Office.  6 pages, Small 4to, Application for patent original printed blue paper covers. Some closed tears to the outer blank margins of the paper wraps. Old fold mark some light dust soiling. [23170]
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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.  War Office.  39 pages, large 4to., original stitched printed titled paper covers crease to one corner, VG Gives table with description of guns, number, serviceable costs, wear to, complete gun tests and endurance projectiles also details nature of ordnance size, muzzle or breech loading, projectiles, charge, range etc. ?40 [12158]
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Author: ARNOLD Richard

The Book of The .22

1972.  revised Edn,.  Kaye Ward.  255 pages, frontis and 64 full page and text illustrations Avery good + copy+ in dj of the best edition. Updated and detailing most .22 rifles and pistols in use throughout the world today. [23222]
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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: ASKINS Charles

Modern Shotgun and Loads Together with A Treatise on the Art of Wing Shooting

1929.  1st Edn,.  Small Arms Technical Publishing,.  Marshallton, Delaware, USA.  ix, 416 pages, illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs line drawings diagrams. Publishers' ivory cloth gilt title and blind stamped cartridges to upper cover. DJ has some loss in places along the top edge and some chipping to lower edge A very good copy of the 1st edition as Smith pp 75. [23325]
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Author: Askins, Colonel Charles

Unrepentant Sinner: The Autobiography of Colonel Charles Askins

1985.  1st Edn,.  Tejano Publications San Antonio.  xii - 322pp., illustrated in b/w from photographs, a very good copy in dj 3cm closed tear to top edge of dej, dj now in clear removable sleeve. An autobiographical work spanning decades of military service and sporting adventures. Askins recalls his hunts in South Africa for oryx, Kenya after eland buffalo in Rhodesia, Botswana for lion and sable in Zambia. Czech 11 [23234]
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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, shoiwing the guns, old documents etc, armorial bookplate to the front paste down, vg in dj.the dj has a few chips now in a clear removable sleeve, contains an index of duels and encounters fought. [22762]
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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 Duelling Pistol

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

The British Duelling Pistol

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

Fine Antique Firearms From The W Keith Neal Collection

Thursday 9 November 2000.  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: 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: AUSTYN Christopher

Classic Sporting Rifles

1997.  1st Edn,.  The Sportsmans Press.  127 pages, 4to, finely illustrated 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. [23681]
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Author: AUSTYN Christopher

Gun Engraving

1998.  1st Edn,.  Sportsmans Press.  127 pages, 4to., colour and black and white illustrations throughout, fine in dj. A survey of modern gun engravers and their work, with excellent illustrations. [23682]
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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: BACK D.H.L.

Great Irish Gunmakers Messrs Rigby 1760 - 1869

1992.  1st Edn,.  Norwich Historical.  Norwich.  196 pages, 4to., coloured frontis portrait of Captain John Rigby + 90 b/w plates from photographs illustrating a wide selection of Rigby arms, publishers' green cloth with gilt pistol vignette to upper cover, a fine copy in similar dj. An in-depth history of the firms from their inception in 1760 to 1869. Includes serial numbers with gun specifications and the original customers name. A scarce title and much in demand. [23593]
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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: 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 Wit, NIE Douglas A.

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

1978.  1st Edn,.  127 pages, lge 8vo, illustrated with photos of trade cards maps. Personal presentation inscription to title page from Doug Nie. Front end paper removed ownership sticker to the i/2 title. VG in DJ, DJ faded on the spine. A highly respected book on the subject. [22484]
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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. [22221]
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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, including illustrations of adverts, trade labels of some of the gunmakers, vg in dj. Presentation inscription on the title page to Bill (Curtis) thanking him for his assistance and support signed by De Witt and Doug. Remains the best book on the subject. [22826]
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Author: BAILEY D.W.

British Military Longarms 1715-1865

1986.  revised Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  160 pages, in 2 parts, Part 1 1715-1815, Part 2 1815-1865, illustrated from photographs, with over 160 b/w illus of the guns, gun locks from specimens in the tower collection etc, fine in dj. The combination of Baileys 2 books published 10 years earlier. A meticulous and first-hand study. [22731]
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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.

Percussion Guns & Rifles An Illustrated Reference Guide

1972.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  94 pages with illus of the guns from photographs, full page and text drawings, vg in dj. Presentation inscription on front end paper thanking Bill (Curtis) for his help signed by De Witt, armorial bookplate to froint paste down. [22759]
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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

The Royal Gunroom At Sandringham

1989.  1st Edn,.  Phaidon Christies Ltd.  Oxford.  160 pages, lge 4to, finely illus with photographs in colour, publishers green blind stampend cloth with gilt title to upper board, a fine in dj. Seventy-five guns have been chosen for their technical qualities, fine decoration and historical associations. [22401]
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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 Hand loading Cartridge Tools

2014.  2nd Edn,.  The Author.  ii 245 pages, 4to illustrated with b/w engravings, and line illustrations. Pictorial gilt green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Signed personal presentation inscription on the title page, also loose letter from David. A fine copy. [22996]
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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 Army Repeating Air Rifle. Vol 2, Thw Walking Stick Air Gun

2006/2003.  revised 2nd and 1st.  the authors.  102-78 pages, 4to., both volumes illustrated in b/w from photographs drawings and breakdown. Pictorial card covers ring bound, with thick glassine protective covers too both volumes a fine set. Volume one revised and updated 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. [22520]
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Author: BALL Robert W.D.

Mauser Military Rifles Of The World

1996.  1st Edn,.  Krause Publications.  Iola, WI, USA.  265 pages, + adverts 4to, illustrated in colour and B/W from photographs, showing the guns , marks etc. A fine copy in DJ. Excellent photographs and includes detailed descriptions of the guns. [23329]
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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: Barber (Captain)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FORMATION AND EXERCISE OF THE VOLUNTEER SHARP-SHOOTERS.

1968.  facsimile edn.  Museum Restoration Service.  Ottawa, Ontario, 1.  viii -126 pages, 4 plates illustrating of bugle horn calls, signals for the whistle , formation and disposition to form an advanced guard and diagram for advancing and defending under cover, facsimile reprint of the 1804 edition. Limited to 700 numbered copies of which this is number 121. Publishers faux leather binding in DJ [22785]
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Author: Barber, Edward C.

The Crack Shot; or, Young Rifleman's Complete Guide: Being a Treatise on the Use of the Rifle

1868.  1st English.  Sampson Low Son and Marston.  xiv 342 pages, 24 pages of adverts, full page and text illustrations, some browning to contents. Publishers red cloth chipped at head and tail of the spine some darkening and marking to the cloth, a good + tight copy. Details: Sharps, Enfield, Henry, breech-loaders, Peabody, Remington, Spencer, rifles etc. "Especially valuable in that it shows the state of arms manufacture in post-civil war period, both American and European" Riling 858 [22811]
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Author: BARBER John L

Rimfire Cartridge In The United States And Canada, An Illustrated History Of Its Manufacturers And Their Products 1857 to 1984

1987.  1st Edn.  Armory Publications.  Tacom U.S.A.  221 pages, 4to., illustrated in b/w from photographs& line drawings, publisher faux blue leather binding, a fine copy in dj. No 359 of a limited edition of 500 copies signed by the author. The history of 40 companies that provided Rimfire cartridges with over a thousand illustrations of cartridges. [23350]
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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: Barney, Lieut. S.R. Editor

An Informal Record of 26 Machine Gun Training Centre

1946.  1st.  W.H.Evans & Sons.  Chester.  xi ? 249pp., large 8vo. illustrated with full; page and text illustrations in b/w from photographs and drawings. Publishers plain red pebbled clot titled in black to the upper cover. Detailed account of the 26 MG Training Centre at Saighton and Blacon Camps (Cheshire) during WWII with both the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and the Middlesex Regiment stationed there. Much of the book covers life at the camp and the staff, with chapters on weapon training etc. [23526]
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Author: Bartocci, Cristopher R.

Black Rifle II - the M16 into the 21st Century

2004.  1st.  Collector Grade Publications.  Cobourg Canada,.  xxv ? 375 pages, 4to illustrated throughout with 626 b/w illustrations from photographs drawings and gun breakdowns. Coloured pictorial end papers, publishers faux leather binding in DJ a fine copy. Covers all aspects the ammunition sights production etc. [23239]
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Author: BAXTER D.R.

Superimposed Load Firearms 1360 - 1860

1966.  1st Edn,.  the author.  Hong Kong.  xv 536 pages, illustrated with numerous b/w photographs and line drawings. Signed presentation from Baxter and dated 1968 to verso of the ? title. Publishers' black cloth binding, gilt title to the upper cover, vg in worn but presentable dj. limited to 500 numbered copies. [23460]
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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: Bedu Laurent

Platines. Les plus beaux fusils de chasse du monde. 2009

.  1st.  Laurent Bedu.  Pris.  397 pages, 4to numerous full page and text illustrations from colour photographs, French text. A fine copy in DJ, the colour photographs of the guns and parts are to a very high quality [23693]
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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: BERNARDS

Manual Of Modern Automatic Guns, Sten, Bren, Lewis, Thompson, Vickers, Browning etc., Loading Firing Details Of Mechanism Stoppages And Immediate Action Etc.,

nd Circa 1943.  Bernards Publishers Ltd.  (16) pages, Text also to the inner card covers 15 cm x 8.5 cm illustrated with line drawings in the text of the guns. Red card covers printed in white, and black staple bound. A booklet especially prepared for home guard and service use. Detailing the guns ammunition, mechanism etc. [23463]
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Author: Bernards

Unarmed Combat For H.G, & Service Use

no date circa 1942.  new edition.  Bernards (Publishers Ltd).  Unpaginated (16) tall 12mo 18cm x 8cm, illustrated throughout with pencil sketches. Staple bound in pictorial yellow card covers. A very good copy of an unusual and fragile booklet, no copies located in UK libraries. [22547]
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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: 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]
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Author: Betts, Paul

The Toolmakers Airgun

2010.  1st.  Cromford.  72 pages, 4to illustrated with line drawings, Publishers ring card binding vg. [22863]
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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

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 SMALL ARMS COMPANY

Rifle Sights Under Bisley Rules ? 1909

Circa 1909.  1st Edn,.  The Birmingham Small Arms Company.  Birmingham.  28 pages including paper covers. 12mo numerous illustrations and diagrams, pictorial printed paper covers. Staple bound spine reinforced with a clear document tap with clear repair to top blank corner of the rear flap some dust soiling to the covers. The first 17 pages cover sighting and shooting, the remaining pages are a catalogue of sights. A good + example of a scarce little booklet. [22803]
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Author: Black Joel, Davis Joseph L., Michaud Roger G

Webley Solid Frame Cartridge Revolvers : RIC, MP and No. 5

2010.  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 1400 illustrations of the guns etc, covers Webley production from 1864 to 1938. [22663]
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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 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]
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Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

British Military Firearms 1650 - 1850

1961.  1st Edn.  Herbert Jenkins.  296 pages, illustrated in b/w from photographs, line drawings, armorer's marks, armorial bookplate to the front paste down. Publishers' blue cloth, with gilt gun lock to upper board. A vg copy in dj of a highly respected book on the subject. [22767]
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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.

A Dictionary of 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]
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Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

A Dictionary Of London Gunmakers 1350-1850

1986.  1st American Edn,.  Shumway.  USA.  222 pages, 4to, illus throughout using photographs, drawings etc from contemporary sources, showing gunmakers, their premises, inventions, patents, documents, gunmakers marks etc, vg in dj, [22376]
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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,.  Phaidon Christies Ltd., Museum Restoration Service.  Oxford, Alexander Bay, USA.  222 + 156 pages, 4to, illustrated throughout using photographs, drawings from contemporary sources, map end papers to Vol I. A VG +set in likewise dj. Presentation inscription to the front-end paper of the supplement volume, to Bill Curtis from Howard Blackmore, Curtis an author and fellow authority on firearms and the Crimean War. A comprehensive survey of gunmakers in London, showing their premises, inventions, patents, documents, gun makers marks, etc. [23038]
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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: 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: Bloom Pete

Practical Rifle Marksmanship

1994.  2nd edn.  P.J Bloom (Publishers).  Exeter.  67 pages, Illustrated with line drawings + tables and a photo portrait of the author. Personal presentation inscription signed by Bloom. Publishers green pictorial card covers VG. Bloom served in the Royal Marines and trainend as a sniper. Shooting for the Corps shooting team 23 times, he spent the last four years of his service as Master Weapons Coach. [23567]
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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: Bogdanovic, Branko

Serbian and Yugoslav Mauser Rifles

2005.  1st English.  North Cape Publications, Inc..  Tustin California.  278 pages, illustrations from photographs drawings diagrams etc. Contents clean and tight with no inscriptions or marks. Pictorial card covers clean and tight no splits or damage. A fine copy [23295]
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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: Bond Lieut -Colonel H.

Treatise On Military Small Arms And Ammunition With Theory Of The Motion Of A Rifle Bullet A Text Book For The Army

no date 1884.  HMSO.  228 pp , Interleaved with blank pages, advert end papers. Full page illustrations some coloured showing the guns, bullets, bayonets, service swords etc + folding tables and numerous text illustrations mostly from drawings. Many of the blank pages and some text pages have handwritten related notes. The top part blank margin of the title page partly cut away with ink name underneath, R.W Thsiuces ?. Old repair to the front advert page. Recased in the original binding with spine relayed, fading to the cloth. "Based in part on Lt Col Sladens "Principals of Gunnery" and an article on breech loaders by W.P. Marshall" etc. These H.M.S.O hand books seldom appear in good condition and quite scarce more so with manuscript notes. Riling 1141 [22972]
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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]
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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

Shotguns And Gunsmiths The Vintage Years

1986.  1st Edn,.  A & C Black.  240 pages, illustrated in b/w from photographs, old advertisements etc. A fine copy in dj. An insight to the lives and skilled work of gunsmiths who helped to develop the British shotgun. [22737]
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Author: BOOTHROYD Geoffry and Susan

The British Over-And-Under Shotgun

1996.  1st Edn,.  The Sportsmen''s Press.  128 pages, 4to., well-illustrated in colour and black and white from photographs line drawings etc. A fine copy in dj. [22995]
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Author: BOOTHROYD Geoffry and Susan

The British Over-And-Under Shotgun

1996.  1st U.S.A Edn,.  Sand Lake Press.  Oregon.  128 pages, 4to., illus in colour and black and white from photographs, old adverts line drawings. Fine in Dj. "Frederick Beesley, Tomas Boss, Robert Churchill, William Greener, Holland & Holland, James Purdey, James Woodward and Westley Richards, the great names of British gun making, have all played a notable part in the development of fine over-and-under shotguns during the twentieth century. Geoffrey Boothroyd and his daughter, Susan Boothroyd, trace the histories of these and other celebrated British gunmakers". [23685]
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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,.  W.O. Mitchell Military Library.  xviii -183+35+38+40 pages, frontis of a rifleman, offsetting to the title page 2 folding diagrams + 2 plates, armorial bookplate to the front paste down with a ownership inscription. Publishers blue blind stamped rubbing to the base of the spine. Three separately paginated lectures: 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. [22836]
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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: Brandt, Jakob H.

Die Militrpatronen Kaliber 7,62 x 51 mm NATO - ihre Entwicklung und Abarten The Military Cartridges Caliber 7,62 x 51 mm NATO - their development and variants.

nd circa 2001.  1st Edn.  Journal-Verl. Schwend.  Germany.  Unpaginated, 4to English and German text, illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings. Showing the bullets head stamps with detailed descriptions. Publishers' grey cloth title to upper cover and spine printed in green, a fine copy. [23426]
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Author: BRANDT Jakob H.,

Manual Of Pistol And Revolver Cartridges: Revised & Expanded

1998.  new.  Journal-Verlag Schwend GMBH,.  Schwabisch Hall GMBH Germany.  706 pages, 4to English and German text illustrated in b/w from photographs and drawings. Publishers pictorial laminated binding, a fine copy. The original 3 volumes now completely revised and published in one volume. [23440]
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Author: Brigadier A.L. Pemberton, M.C. (Compiler)

The Development of Artillery Tactics and Equipment

1951.  The War Office.  X - 349 pages, 49 full page plates from photographs + tables and diagrams, 22 maps of which 20 are folding bound at the rear of the book. Publishers red cloth titled in black to upper cover and marked Restricted, paper label number to upper cover VG The book is one of a series of volumes compiled by authority of the Army Council the object of which is to preserve the experiences gained during the Second World War. [23283]
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Author: Brink E.A.

Colt Rimfire Automatic Pistols a Collectors Guide

1984.  1st Edn.  Edward Brink.  Fairborn Ohio U.S.A.  101 pages, Landscape 4to illustrated in colour from photograph, gun breakdowns etc. Limited to 1000 numbered copies this being 968. Personal presentation inscription to front end paper signed by Edward G. Brink. Publishers dark blue faux leather with gilt title to the upper cover, a fine copy in DJ. [23602]
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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]
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Author: BROPHY William

Marlin Firearms, A History Of The Guns And The Company That Made Them

1989.  1st Edn,.  Stackpole Books.  Harrisburg, PA, USA.  696 pages, 4to., illustrated throughout with photographs drawings old adverts gun breakdowns etc. A fine copy in DJ The book cover The History, description of Marlin firearms, details - the length, stock choke, weight, serial number, caliber, etc. [23335]
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Author: BROWN Nigel

British Gunmakers: Volume One London

2007.  reprint.  Quiller Press.  Shrewsbury.  280 pages, 4to illustrated throughout with fine colour illustrations from photographs the end papers show relevant town plans, a fine copy in DJ. A comprehensive listing with a individual histories of 48 London gunmakers and related business. [23395]
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Author: Brown Nigel

British Gunmakers: Volume One London; Volume Two Birmingham, Scotland And The Regions; Volume Three Index, Appendices And Additional London, Birmingham, Regional And Scottish Records

2004, 2005, 2009.  1st Edn.  Quiller Press.  Shrewsbury.  280, 459, 299 pages, 4to., illustrated throughout with fine colour illustrations from photographs the end papers show relevant town plans. inscription to inner blank of volume 1, o/wa fine set in dj's. An important and major reference work on the British Gunmaker giving an alphabetical list of gunmakers and related trades serial number records etc. [22209]
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Author: BROWN Nigel

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

2005.  1st Edn.  Quiller Press.  Shrewsbury.  4to., finely illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs, the end papers show relevant town plans. Publishers' black cloth binding titled in silver, small chip to front upper outer corner of the dj otherwise a fine copy in dj. The Regional Gunmakers and Specialist Trade workers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, individual histories of 60 businesses where known, detail of their serial number records. A scholarly and important work on the subject. [22712]
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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: BROWNE W H

FIREWORK MAKING For Amateurs: Complete and Explicit Instructions in the art of Pyrotechny. Especially prepared for the use of Amateurs and Beginners.

1888.  L. Upcot Gill.  200 pages, 26 + (6) pages of adverts dated 1888 and adverts to the inner card covers. Illustrated with 203 figures mostly in the text and some full page, some spotting to the first few pages. Original pictorial front card cover and rear advert cover present, light rubbing to edges. Now bound in a recent 1/4 cloth over paper covered boards. The authors object in the present work is to give a lucid description of the various processes (chemical and mechanical) employed in the art of Pyrotechnic. Illustrated with wood engravings showing the tools apparatus required, the fireworks in situ manufacture etc. [22923]
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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]
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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 And Scott Automatic Pistols

1992.  1st Edn,.  Verlag Stocker Schmid.  Zurich.  304 pages, 4to illustrated in b/w from line 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. [23341]
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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.  Zurich.  256 pages,4to., illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs and line drawings, a fine copy in fine dj. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [23573]
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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.  Zurich.  256 pages, 4to., illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs and line drawings, fine copy in DJ DJ has a 5 cm closed tear to outer fold of the front flap, DJ now in clear removable sleeve. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [22216]
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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: Burke, Ronnie

Ruger Model 77 Bolt Action Rifles

1983.  1st edn.  Ron Burke Publications.  Broken Bow Oklahoma.  100 pages, 4 to illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs gun breakdowns etc, showing the guns, marks, actions etc. publishers faux leather binding gilt title and rifle vignette to the upper cover, a fine copy. [23382]
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Author: BURRARD Maj Gerald

The Modern Shotgun, Vol I The Gun, Vol II The Cartridge, Vol III the Gun And The Cartridge

1931, 1931, 1932.  1st Edn.  Herbert Jenkins.  252 314 523 pages, + adverts 3 volumes full page plates from photographs and text drawings tables etc throughout ownership name to front end paper of volume 1, some foxing to the contents. Publisher's blue cloth gilt titles to the spines, a very good set of the 1st edition of Burrard's monumental and important work on English shotgun and cartridges. Riling 2096 [22427]
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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

The Identification of Firearms and Forensic Ballistics

1956.  revised Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  217 pages, 41full page plates and text illustrations from photos and drawings, publishers' green cloth, vg in dj. A new and revised work of the 1934 first edition . Burrard deals with forensic ballistics in the first part of the book followed by identification of individual firearms fired bullets and cartridges "set out clearly and concisely in a language which no reader can fail to understand". [23211]
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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, 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

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]
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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]
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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

The Rifle And How To Use It, Comprising A Description Of That Valuable Weapon In All Its Varieties And An Account Of Its Origin

1859.  5th considerably enlarged and improved Edn,.  Routledge Warnes and Routledge.  225 ?(1) pages, 6pp adverts, 12mo., engraved frontis + text illustrations and diagrams, armorial bookplate to the front paste down. Publisher's 1/4 black leather over pebbled red cloth, head and tail of the spine chipped. A popular work with particular attention to Whitworth and his products, rarely found in VG condition Riling 693 [22835]
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Author: BUSK Hans

The Rifle And How To Use It, Comprising A Description Of That Valuable Weapon In All Its Varieties And An Account Of Its Origin

1860.  7th considerably enlarged and improved Edn.  Routledge Warnes and Routledge.  225 pages, 12mo., engraved frontis + text illus and diagrams, even browning to contents armorial bookplate to front paste down. Publisher's 1/4 black leather, cloth sides, head of the spine chipped, the cloth covered boards stained a G+ copy. A popular work with particular attention to Whitworth and his products. Riling 693 [22794]
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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: BUTLER David F.

Winchester '73 '76, The First Repeating Centerfire Rifles

1970.  1st Edn,.  Winchester Press.  USA.  95 pages, Colour frontis b/w illus throughout from photographs drawings gun breakdowns bullets old prints etc.VG in rubbed DJ. The full story of these guns and there radically new ammunition. [22316]
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Author: CALABI Silvio and SANGER Roger

Rigby A Grand Tradition

2012.  1st Edn.  Rigby Press.  Dallas, Texas.  xi 196+ pages, landscape 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. [22095]
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Author: CANFIELD Bruce N

Complete Guide to the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine

1999.  Imoproved 2nd edn.  Andrew Mowbray Publishers.  Lincoln, U.S.A.  293 pages, 4to illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs drawings and gun breakdowns. Publishers pictorial laminated covers. Personal presentation inscription to the front-end paper signed by Bruce Canfield, a fine copy. Expanded and updated coverage of the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine. Detailed photographs show the specific features that separate valuable rarities from fakes and rebuilds. [23240]
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Author: CANFIELD Bruce N

Illustrated Guide to the '03 Springfield Service Rifle

2004.  1st Edn.  Andrew Mowbray Publishers.  Lincoln, U.S.A.  239 pages, 4to illustrated with numerous b/w illustrations from photographs line drawings and tables. Bound in the publishers pictorial laminated boards a fine copy as new. Includes all the models, manufacturers, variations, accessories, and sniper rifles from WWI &, WWII and beyond. [22025]
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Author: Captain H.W. Wilkins of The Sherwood Foresters.

1910 printed invoices

.  2 are on engraved headed pages listing items to be shipped for Wilkins to Nairobi via Mombasa. 1/ from Jas. Shoolbred & Co Export London, 6 handwritten pages listing general provision to be shipped in 23 cases giving weight and costs. 2/ George Gibbs Gun & Rifle Manufacturer 35 Saville Row London. 18 handwritten lines, listing various bullets, cartridges with caliber's, powders etc with prices. 3/ Ja, Shortbred &Company, 151-158 Tottenham Court Road London. Handwritten invoice listing the purchase of a Very Signal Pistol and several cartridges with prices. All in very good condition with legible handwriting, and sill retaining the original envelope. Captain H.W. Wilkins WW1 papers are held by the Imperial war Museum. [23058]
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Author: CARDEW G.V., CARDEW G.M., ELSOM E.R.

The Air Gun From Trigger To Muzzle

1978.  reprint.  the authors.  Birmingham.  96 pages, Illustrated from photographs, graphs diagrams etc. Printed pictorial card covers vg. The internal ballistics of spring-operated weapons, the culmination of five years' work. [22524]
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Author: CARDEW G.V., Cardew G.M.., ELSOM E.R.

The Air Gun From Trigger To Muzzle

1980.  reprint.  the authors.  Birmingham.  96 pages, Illustrated from photographs, graphs diagrams etc. Printed pictorial card covers vg. The internal ballistics of spring-operated weapons, the culmination of five years' work. [22854]
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Author: CAREY A.Merwyn

English Irish and Scottish Firearm Makers

1954.  1st Edn.  Thomas Y Crowell Ltd.  New York.  xv -120 pages, illustrated in b/w from photographs, blank pages for notes armorial bookplate of Bill Curtis to front end paper. Publishers red cloth gilt title and crest to the upper cover vg. Numerous pencil notes to the blank pages and page margins listing gunmakers and makers references, Bill Curtis was a publisher and a well-respected authority on 19th century gunmakers and shooting. Also a 12page folding typed list of Birmingham Gunmakers 1767 -1800 compiled by Douglas Nie. Guns from the middle of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century. [22881]
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