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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: ACKER Steve Edited by Joe Rice

The Gunsmith Machinist

2006.  reprint.  Village Press.  Traverse City, USA.  viii 205 pages, illus throughout in b/w from photographs, brown cloth, gilt title to upper board, a fine copy in dj. [20561]
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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: 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,.  24 pages, 12 pages sporting adverts, small 8vo., frontis illus, dark green cloth, gilt title to upper board, Riling 1319. Rare [13173]
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Author: ALGER Philip R

The Groundwork Of Practical Naval Gunnery Or Exterior Ballistics 1915

1917.  2nd Edn..  United States Naval Institute.  Annapolis.  331 pages, small 4to., text diagrams, large folding charts and tables, envelope pasted to rear end paper for loose card table, publsihers red cloth, vg. [19485]
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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

Big Bore Rifles And Cartridges

1991.  1st Edn.  Wolfe Publishing Company.  Prescott, Arizona, USA.  360 pages, 4to, illus in b/w from photographs showing the guns, bullets game etc., + drawings, pictorial card covers, vg. [19469]
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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

German Submachine Guns And Assault Rifles Of World War II

.  Old Grenwich.  Conneticut.  160 + (1) pages, 4to., illus in b/w with photographs, drawings, diagrams etc., vg in dj. A detailed work on the subject includes ammunition. [19272]
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Author: ANON.

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

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

Fieldcraft, Sniping and Intelligence

1940.  1st Edn.  Gale & Polden Ltd..  Aldershot.  XV 205 pages, full page and text illus including some in colour, original red cloth, title in black uneven fade marking to spine o/w a vg copy of a scarce title detailing all aspects of sniping and field craft, not in Riling [8057]
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Author: 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, a near fine copy. A vg copy of a scarce title detailing all aspects of sniping and field craft, not in Riling [13450]
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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: ARNOLD Richard

The Book of The .22

1962.  1st Edn,.  Nicholson Kaye.  188 pages, illus with photographs and drawings, inscription on FEP, vg in dj. [13376]
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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

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. [19750]
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Author: ATKINSON John

Duelling Pistols And Some Affairs They Settled

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

THE BRITISH DUELING PISTOL

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

THE BRITISH DUELING PISTOL

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

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: 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, including illus of adverts, trade labels of some of the gunmakers, vg in dj. [20208]
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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: BAIRD John D

Hawken Rifles The Mountain Mans Choice

1976.  reprint.  The Gun Room Press.  Highland Park, USA.  xvii 95 pages, 4to., illus from photographs drawings etc, vg in dj. [20218]
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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 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: 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: BAXTER D.R.

Superimposed Load Firearms 1360-1860

1966.  1st Edn,.  Hong Kong.  XV536 pages, illus, vg+ in dj, limited to 500 copies [7461]
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Author: BAXTER D.R.Captain

Superimposed Load Firearms 1360-1860

1966.  1st Edn,.  Hong Kong.  XV 536 pages, illus, publishres black cloth binding, gilt title to upper cover, 2 corners bumped, vg in worn but presentable dj. limited to 500 copies [18857]
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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: BELFORD James N., DUNLAP Jack

The Mauser Self-Loading Pistol

1969.  1st Edn,.  Borden Publishing Company.  Alhambra, California.  208 pages, 4to., illus in b/w form photographs, drawings, diagrams etc, publishers red cloth binding, gilt title to upper cover, dj chipped at head and tail of spine, some chipping to top edge rear flap some soiling. [19881]
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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: BERNARDS

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

nk.  Bernards Publishers Ltd.  16 pages, 12mo., text drawings, printed red card covers. A booklet especially prepared for home guard and service use. [16821]
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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: 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 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, illus 80 plates, 4to., vg in dj. only 1 volume was published. [8039]
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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

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. [16348]
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Author: BLACKMORE Howard L.

Guns And Rifles Of The World

1971.  rep Edn,.  134 pages, 4to., over 1000 illus, vg in dj. A comprehensive and authoritative book covering the 14th to the later 19th century [3031]
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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: 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: 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. 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 fine copy in dj. [18980]
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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 large inscription to FEP from mum and dad! o/w a vg copy in dj, dj chipped at head of tail and spine. [19814]
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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, fine copy in dj. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [20436]
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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: BUCHELLE Wm

Recreating The Kentucky Rifle

1970.  2nd Edn.  George Samsung Publisher.  York, USA.  vii 189 pages, numerous b/w illus + 2 loose folding plates, publishers brown cloth in dj. A fine copy, the hard cover edition was limited to 500 copies, the 2nd edition has been enlarged with new material by the author and revised with additional new material by George Shumway. [19743]
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Author: BULL G.V. & MURPHY C.H.

Paris Kanonen - The Paris Guns (wilhelmgeschutze) and Project HARP

.  Verlag E.S. Mittler Sohn Gmbh.  Herford Germany.  248 pages, 4to., illus in colour and b/w from photographs and drawings etc., bookplate to front blank paste down, pictorial laminated cover. A highly technical and detailed work on the Pans Gun of 1918, with material on project harp high altitude research program, the development of large calibre guns. [19264]
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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 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 Maj Gerald

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

1985.  facsimile rep of the 1944 2nd Edn,.  The Field Library.  Southampton.  3 Vols, 242, 327, 512 pages, illus, pictorial gilt covers, title and gun lock vignette to upper board, vg+. [19918]
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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

1934.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins Limited.  220 pages, advs, 40 full page plates + text illus, some occasional spotting to contents, dark blue cloth title blind stamped to upper board, light rubbing to head of spine, presentation inscription by Burrard to F.W.Jones on front paste down. In the introduction he thanks his friend Jones for his help and reading the draft of the book. F.W.Jones OBE small arms and ballistics expert, also small ownership stamp of H Woodend to FEP, 1/2 blank title and title page. Herbie Woodend MBE was custodian of the Pattern Room Museum and renowned work expert on firearms. An excellent associated copy of a title difficult to fine in 1st edition. [18539]
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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, 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

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

Notes On Sporting Rifles For Use In India And Elsewhere

1932.  3rd revised and enlarged Edn,.  Edward Arnold and Co.  142 pages, 8 pages adverts for sporting guns, bullets etc, green cloth, titles in black, vg. Burrard has greatly revised the previous edition of 1925 including detailing foreign rifles, ballistic tables, etc also gives description and details of rifles for Indian big game, shooting generally, jungle and hill shooting, Riling 1977. [19753]
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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: BURRARD Sir Gerald

Notes On Sporting Rifles

1953.  4th revised and enlarged Edn,.  Edward Arnold and Co.  XII 183 pages, adverts, vg. The 4th edition has virtually been re-written, covers the development in firearms since the 3rd edition. [19920]
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Author: BURY Viscount M.P.

Manual Of Rifling And Rifle Sights

nd circa 1970.  reprint Edn,.  47 pages, illus including 2 folding plates, printed card covers, facsimile of the original 1864 edition. [20589]
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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.

United States Firearms The First Century 1776-1875

1971.  1st Edn,.  New York.  249 pages, 4to. Illus. vg in dj. [2812]
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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: CARDEW G.V., CARDEW G.M.

The Airgun From Trigger To Target

1995.  1st Edn,.  G V and G M Cardew.  Burmingham.  235 pages, b/w illus + diagrams etc. A fine copy in dj, dj slightly faded on spine. [17115]
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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: 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 worn dj. Guns from the middle of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century [20120]
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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: 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. [20460]
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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, spine of dj is faded as often found. A major study on the design, evolution, manufacture and use of the Adams Revolvers. [20186]
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Author: CHICOINE David R

Gunsmithing Guns Of The Old West

2001.  Krause Publications.  Iola, USA.  4to, 352 pages, illus throughout in b/w using photographs, diagrams, gun breakdowns etc., small mark to title page opposite blank cover, pictorial card cover. A fine tight copy of a well researched book. [20536]
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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: CLINE Walter M.

The Muzzle Loading Rifle, Then And Now

1943.  rep Edn,.  Huntingdon, USA.  162 pages, lge 8vo, illus, vg. [6899]
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Author: CLINE Walter M.

The Muzzle Loading Rifle, Then And Now

1944.  rep Edn,.  Huntingdon, USA.  162 pages, lge 8vo, 50 plates, vg. Muzzle loaders and their shooting, with anecdotes and facts of the black powder days. [11440]
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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

Handbook Of The Colt Automatic Machine Gun Model 1924 Caliber .50 Automatic Machine Gun Aircraft Machine Gun Model 1924, Caliber.50 Air Cooled

nd circa 1925.  Hartford, USA.  27 pages, 4 large folding plates, printed card covers, vg. [12361]
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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.  Gillingham, Dorset.  XVIII 237 pages, large 8vo., illus, fine in dj. [7866]
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Author: COPE Kenneth L.

Stevens Pistols And Pocket Rifles

1971.  Museum Restoration Service.  Ottawa, Ontario.  104 pages, sign of old ownership sticker to lower margin of title page, vg in dj. [7861]
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Author: CRANZ Dr C., BECKER Captain K.

handbook Of Ballistics, Volume 1 Exterior Ballistics Being A Theoretical Examination Of The Motion Of The Projectile From The Muzzle To The Target

1921.  1st English Edn,.  HMSO.  VIII 479 pages, 4 photographic plates + text diagrams, tables, etc., green cloth, title to upper board some white spotting to cloth. Single small ownership stamp of H.J.Woodend to front end papers and top title page blank margin. Herbie Woodend was curator of the Pattern room museum amd renowned firearms experts. Translated and reprinted from the 2nd German edition all published. Riling 1690 [18522]
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Author: CRIPPS-DAY Francis Henry

A Record Of Armour Sales 1881-1924

1925.  1st Edn,.  IXVIII 327 pages, large 4to., illus throughout, original tan buckram with red label, a vg clean copy, cloth is often darkened with this title an important record of many important armour sales especially interesting prices and notes. Riling 1979 [10619]
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Author: CRIPPS-DAY Francis Henry

A Record Of Armour Sales 1881-1924

1925.  1st Edn,.  IXVIII 327 pages, large 4to., illus throughout, original tan buckram with red label, a vg clean copy, cloth is often darkened with this title an important record of many important armour sales especially interesting prices and notes. Riling 1979 [11507]
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Author: CROSSMAN E.C.

The Book Of The Springfield A Textbook Covering All The Various Military And Sporting Rifles Chambered For The Calibre .30 Model 1906 Cartridge; Their Metallic And Telescopic Sights And The Ammunition Suited To Them

1932.  1st Edn,.  Onslow County, USA.  451 pages, frontis, illus, red cloth with blind stamp of rifleman to upper book, vg in dj. The dj is from a later edition, the book is a first edition as Smith 5. [7854]
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Author: CRUDGINGTON I.M., BAKER D.J.

The British Shotgun Volume I 1850-1870

1990.  reprint Edn,.  Ashford, Buchan and Enright.  256 pages, illus throughout from photographs and drawings, fine in dj, reprinted to match the format of Vol.II. [16500]
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Author: DAEHNHARDT Rainer, NEAL W.Keith

Espingarda Perfeyta Or The Perfect Gun

1974.  facsimile rep of the 1718 1st Edn,.  XXII 466 pages, text in the original Portuguese and English, vg in dj [14154]
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Author: DALLAS Donald

The British Sporting Gun And Rifle

2008.  1st Edn,.  Quiller.  423 pages, 4to., finely illustrated with colour and b/w photos, drawings etc, fine in dj. [15841]
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Author: DALLAS Donald

Holland & Holland The Royal Gunmaker The Complete History

2003.  1st Edn.  Quiller Press.  xv 301 pages, 4to., finely illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs, drawings etc/ vg in dj, dj evenly faded on spine. [19922]
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Author: DATIG Fred A.

Cartridges For Collectors, Volume III Centerfire Rimfire Plastics

1967.  1st Edn,.  Border Publishing Co.,.  Beverley Hills, Los Angeles.  176 pages, illus in b/w with line drawings, small ink mark to 1 drawing, single personal presentation inscription to blank verso of title by Fred A Datig 1975, vg in publishers black cloth, title in gilt to upper cover. [19808]
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Author: DATIG Fred A.

Cartridges For Collectors, Volume I Centerfire,

1963.  reprint.  Alhambra, California, USA.  Border Publishing Co.  175 pages, illus in b/w from drawings, vg. [19807]
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Author: DATIG Fred A.

The Luger Pistol (Pistol Parabellum) Its History And Development from 1893-1945

1958.  4th revised Edn,.  USA.  328 pages, advs, b/w illus from photographs, bookplate and signature of Henk Visser, vg in dj. [6352]
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Author: DATIG Fred A.editor

DWM Cartridges 1896-1956

1962.  1st Edn,.  Fadco Publishing.  Beverley Hills, California.  unpaginated, 4to., illustrated by Eugene L Scranton, loose 19 page typed index list, limited to 1000 copies this being numbered 45 signed by Datig, personal presentation inscription to Henk Visser signed April 1962, bookplate of Visser to FEP with his signature. Original blue simulated leather binding, title in silver. [19681]
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Author: DAVIES-LANGDON John

The Home Guard Training Manual Based By Permission On War Office Instruction Books

1940.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  156 pages, 12mo, b/w illus, limp printed cloth covers, vg. Includes chapters on rifle and rifle shooting, automatic weapons and training, hand grenades, village defence and street fighting etc. [16820]
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Author: DAVIS Tenney L

The Chemistry Of Powder & Explosives

nd Circa 2002.  reprint.  Angriff Press.  Las Vegas, USA.  490+ pages, b/w text illus from photographs etc, vg in dj. A facsimile reprint of the 1943 edition [20117]
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Author: DAVIS Tom & BODSWORTH John

Small Arms Training 1942 Pamphlet Manual

2006.  1st Edn.  John Bodsworth.  91 pages with a 2 page update sheet, illus in b/w, a reprint of 28 manuals with an introduction by the author an a list of pamphlet release dates with print runs, new editions, printers date codes etc. card covers, large 8vo, originally issued by Command, British Military Training Publications, fine copy. [19842]
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Author: DE GHEYN Jacob

The Exercise Of Armes

1971.  1st thus Edn,.  McGraw Hill.  New York.  folio, 117 full page illustrations, a vg copy in dj. A facsimile edition of the 1607 1st Dutch edition with a 46 page English commentary by J B Kist, separately bound, and loosely inserted at rear, one of the earliest and most famous manuals of Armes. [15172]
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Author: DE HAAS Frank

Mr Single Shot's Gunsmithing Idea Book

1983.  reprint.  168 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, diagrams etc. pictorial card covers, vg. How to improve the accuracy, appearance and handling of classic single shot rifles. [20535]
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Author: DEANE

Deanes' Manual Of The History And Science Of Fire-Arms

1858.  1st Edn,.  Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts.  Huntingdon USA.  VIII 291 pages, 3 folding plates, errata slip, even browning to contents, recased in the original blind stamped cloth, spine relayed, gilt title to upper board, the covers are darkened and soiled, a g+ copy of a difficult title to find giving a history of firearms, a background of gunpowder and "modern" explosives. Riling 694. [13580]
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Author: DEANE

Deanes' Manual Of The History And Science Of Fire-Arms

nd circa 1946.  facsimile reprint of the 1858 1st Edn,.  Huntingdon USA.  VIII 291 pages, 3 folding plates, inscription to FEP, vg+. [13371]
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Author: DEFENCE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Small-Caliber Ammunition Identification Guide Volume 2 20-MM to 40-MM Cartridges

.  US Army.  Washington DC, USA.  XII 165 pages, illus with b/w photographs and line drawings, printed card covers. [19908]
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Author: DENZIG Edgar F.

In Defence Of Lives And Property, the Weapons Used In Australia In The Wild Colonial Days

1981.  . Edn,.  Kangaroo Press.  Kenthurst Australia.  96 pages, 4to., illus in b/w from photographs. 1 of a special edition of 100 signed and numbered copies by the author bound in 1/4 leather, gilt title to upper cover in slipcase. A fine copy. The weapon was used in the period 1850 to 1880 by settlers, police, bushrangers etc. [18581]
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Author: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FIELD MANUAL

Carbine Cliber .30 M1, M1A1, M2, and M3

..  382 pages, illus, drawings etc, printed paper covers, 1" split along front edge of spine, vg. [15810]
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Author: DERBY harry L., BROWN James D.

Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945

2003.  revised and expanded Edn,.  Schiffer Military Publisher.  Atglan, PA, USA.  384 pages, 4to., colour and b/w illus form photographs, a fine copy in fine dj. [18457]
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Author: DEXTER F.Theodore

Forty Two Years' Scrapbook Of Rare Ancient Firearms

1954.  limited Edn,.  Los Angeles, USA.  320 pages, 4to., 2,000 numbered and signed copies, illus, vg in chipped dj. [7848]
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Author: DICKENS Bernard

"M.B" - The Gunmakers Silversmith, A Question Of Attribution

1998.  1st Edn,.  privately published.  27 pages, 4to., b/w illus including marks etc. A fine copy bound in 1/4 dark red morroco, gilt title to upper board, printed limitation to verso of title page, "No 11 of 30 copies produced privately by the author and presented to Major David H.L.Back, M.A. whose work in conjunction with the late W.Keith Neale and alone, has imparted much knowledge and pleasure over the years, with thanks for assistance and encouragement generously given" signed in ink "with best wishes Bernard Dickens". Also a loose typed letter from Dickens to David noting his thanks to David and asking him to accept the book as the article will appear later in the spring of next year in The Journal Of The Arms And Armour Society. The article addressed the identity of MB. A scarce item with excellent association from the library of David Back. [18416]
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Author: DILLIN Capt John G.W.

The Kentucky Rifle, A Study Of The Origin And Development Of A Purely American Type Of Firearm

1924.  1st Edn,.  Washington, USA.  VIII, 124 pages, frontis, illus, 4to., publisher's maroon cloth, spine & corners rubbed. Riling 1959 [7847]
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Author: DILLIN Captain John G.W.

The Kentucky Rifle, A Study Of The Origin And Development Of A Purely American Type Of Firearm

1946.  3rd Edn,.  New York.  136 pages, index, 4to., 131 plates, blue cloth with gilt title and rifle to upper boards, vg in worn and repaired slipcase. The 3rd edition contains a chapter on the Kentucky pistol. Riling 1959 [11477]
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Author: DILLIN Captain John G.W.

The Kentucky Rifle, A Study Of The Origin And Development Of A Purely American Type Of Firearm

1959.  4th Edn,.  Trimmer Printing.  New York.  154+ pages, index, 4to., 167 full page illus, vg in publishers slipcase, a highly respected work on the subject also includes Kentucky pistols. [13517]
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Author: DIXON Norman

Georgian Pistols The Art And Craft Of The Flintlock Pistol, 1715-1840

1971.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  184 pages, small 4to., illus from photographs and drawings includes gun marks etc., vg in poor dj. [20213]
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Author: DOBSON William

Kunopaedia A Practical Essay On Breaking Or Training The English Spaniel Or Pointer With Instructions For Attaining The Art Of Shooting Flying

1817.  2nd Edn,.  Sherwood, Neely and Jones.  xiiv 235 pages, pages uncut, 8 pages of publisher's adverts, chipping to page edges where badly opened approx. 2cm x 1cm except last page 3cm x 2cm. vignette frontis of a sportsman and dog. Recased using the original paper covered boards with paper spine in the style of the original. Chute 177 [20053]
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Author: DOLINEK Vladimir, KARLICKY Vladimir, VACHA Pavel

Czech Firearms And Ammunition

1995.  1st English Edn,.  Prague.  190 pages, oblong 4to., illustrated throughout in colour, bookplate of Henk Visser to front paste down, a fine copy in dj. An authorative work on the subject. [15378]
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Author: DOLINEK Vladimir, KARLICKY Vladimir, VACHA Pavel

Czech Firearms And Ammunition

1995.  1st English Edn,.  Prague.  190 pages, oblong 4to., illustrated throughout in colour, bookplate of Henk Visser to front paste down, a fine copy in dj. An authorative work on the subject. [15379]
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Author: DOLINEK Vladimir, KARLICKY Vladimir, VACHA Pavel

Czech Firearms And Ammunition

1995.  1st English Edn,.  Prague.  190 pages, oblong 4to., illustrated throughout in colour, a fine copy in dj. An authorative work on the subject. [14973]
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