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Author: A CORPORAL OF RIFLEMEN - CAPTAIN HENRY BEAUFOY

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

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

An Essay On Shooting

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

An Essay On Shooting

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

An Essay On Shooting

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

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

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

Notes On Shooting With Instructions Concerning The Use Of Nitro Powders

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

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

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

Musketry Notes

1913.  School Of Musketry.  Hayling Island.  approx. 28cm x 23cm. 76 page manuscript, bound in contemporary green cloth, metal hinged folder, cloth dust soiled, old paper label torn with loss some writing visible. The title and date taken front the front cover. The manuscript on ruled paper written in ink in a legible hand, the first page index dust soiled and pulled from the text block, also some dust soiling to last page. The remaining pages clean with some age browning from the index. There are 30+ subjects covered from care of arms, aiming, wind direction, firing instructions, firing positions etc., judging distance etc., followed by a list of lectures, many pages have diagrams etc., also names of lecturers. A soldiers working notebook just prior to the outbreak of WWI at the Southern Command School of Musketry. there is no immediate way of identifying the owner only what is left of the paper label on the front cover "Sec Lt A Ba..." removal of the label or further research may identify the owner. [21443]
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Author: 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: 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. [21818]
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Author: ATKINSON John

Duelling Pistols And Some Affairs They Settled

1964.  1st Edn,.  Cassell and Co Ltd.  142+ pages, illus throughout in b/w and colour, 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: AUTHORITY OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONED OF THE ADMIRALTY

Handbook of Ammunition 1915 (corrected to March 1915)

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

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

1956.  1st Edn,.  XVII 154 pages, vg in dj. [571]
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Author: BACK D.H.L.

Forsyth & Co Patent Gunmakers

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

Great British Gunmakers The Mantons 1782-1878

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

Colt Automatic Pistols 1896-1955

1956.  1st Edn,.  Hollywood USA.  281 pages, illus, vg in chipped dj. [2582]
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Author: BADY Donald B.

Colt Automatic Pistols 1896-1955

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

Colt Automatic Pistols Enlarged & Revised Edition

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

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 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 Wit, NIE Douglas A.

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

1978.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  127 pages, small 4to, illus in b/w from photographs, vg in dj., dj faded on spine. A catalogue of hundreds of individual and firms of the early English gun trade . [22340]
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Author: Bailey, De Witt

Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783

1997.  1st Edn.  Thomas Publications,.  Gettysburg, PA, U.S.A 116.  116 pages, 4to 97 illustrations from photographs and line drawings showing the guns, marks., furniture. Publishers pictorial card covers a fine copy. A detailed study of the weapons carried by troops sent to North America between 1737 and 1783, or shipped to them as replacement arms. [22720]
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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 Flintlocvk Rifles 1740-1840

2002.  1st Edn,.  Andrew Mowbray.  Lincoln USA.  264 pages, 4to illus in b/w from photographs, old docs, etc. pictorial laminate binding, a fine copy. With a remarkable wealth of data about the riflemen and regiments that carried thses weapons. Includes the Pattern 1776 rilfles, Ferguson Breech-Loader, the Baker rifle, cavalry rifles and rifled carbines etc. [22787]
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Author: BAILEY D.W.

British Military Longarms 1715-1815

1971.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  80 pages with 87 illus, v of the gund from photogrph, full page and in the text, vg in dj. Presentation inscription on front end paper thaking Bill (Curtis) for his help signed by De Witt. vg in dj, small chip with loss to dj. [22761]
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Author: BAILEY D.W.

British Military Longarms 1715-1865

1986.  revised Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  160 pages, illus from photographs, in 2 parts, Part 1 1715-1815, Part 2 1815-1865, bw illus of the guns, gun locks etc, fine in dj. [21847]
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Author: BAILEY D.W.

British Military Longarms 1815-1865

1972.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  78 pages, with 79 illustrations of the guns from photographs, full page and in the text, vg in dj. Presentation inscription on front end paper thanking Bill (Curtis) for his help, signed by De Witt,armorial bookplate to front paste down. [22758]
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Author: BAILEY D.W.

Percussion Guns & Rifles An Illustrated Guide

1972.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  79 pages, 94 b/w illustrations from photographs of the guns with descriptive text for each gun, vg in dj. [22306]
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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 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: BAKER G & CURRIE C

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

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

Freund & Bro. Pioneer Gunmakers To The West

1997.  1st Edn,.  Graphic Publishers.  Newport Beach, Ca, USA.  379 pages, 4to., illus in colour and b/w from photographs, line drawings, old adverts, map end papers. A fine copy in dj,excellent illus of the gun and period photographs. [10297]
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Author: BARBASETTI Luigi

The Art Of The Foil With A Short History Of Fencing

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

Restoring and Shooting the Antique Single Shot Rifle

2002.  2nd edn.  Cistern Publishing Co.  North Flatonia U.S.A.  vii -208 pages, illustrated in b/w with full page plates of the guns, gun parts, bullets etc. Publishers' pictorial blue card covers. A fine copy of a excellent work on the guns and there use. ?50 [22302]
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Author: BARKER Croft

The Single Shot Military Rifle Handbook

2005.  Cistern Publishing.  North Flatonia, USA.  vii - 130 pages, Illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs showing the guns bullets etc. Pictorial card covers, a fine copy. Contains instruction on preparing authentic ammunition, shooting techniques, the uses of vintage military sights, rifle refurbishing, etc. [22327]
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Author: BAXTER D.R.

Blunderbusses

1970.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  73 oages, illus in b/w from photographs mostly of guns, armorial bookplate to the front paste down, vg indj. One of the few books dealing with this type of gun. [22760]
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Author: BAXTER D.R.

Superimposed Load Firearms 1360 - 1860

1966.  1st Edn,.  privately printed.  Hong Kong.  xv - 536 pages, 170 b/w illus from photographs + text line drawing, armorial bookplate to the front paste down. Publishers' black cloth binding with gilt title to the upper cover, vg in dj, limited to 500 copies. Includes the original invoice from Baxter and prospectus. The book is the result of many years intensive research and work and covers the entire history and development of Superimposed Load Firearms [22750]
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Author: BEAUMONT Richard

Purdey's The Guns And The Family

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

Precision Airgun Guide

nd Circa 1995.  19th Edn,.  Beemans Precision Airguns.  Huntington Beach.  64 pages, 4to., illus in colour, pictorial card covers. [18073]
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Author: BERETTA

Storia Delle Armi Storia Di Una Industria

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

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

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

The Cape Gunsmith: A History of the Gunsmiths and Gun Dealers at the Cape of Good Hope from 1795 to 1900, with Particular Reference to Their Weapons

1976.  1st Edn.  Stellenbosch Museum.  South Africa.  128 pages, 4to 189 illustrations from photographs, drawings, adverts etc pictorial end papers. Presentation inscription to Bill Curtis signed by Berkovitch, to the title page, a pencil notes to margin of 1 page relating to guns. In the publishers binding with DJ, DJ chipped and rubbed along edge in places. A history of the Gunsmiths and gun dealers at the Cape of Good Hope from 1795 to 1900, with reference to their weapons. [22832]
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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: Bester Ron

Boer Rifles and Carbines of the Anglo-Boer War

1994.  1st Edn.  War Museum of the Boer Republics.  Bloemfontein.  215 pages, 4to 81 illustrations in b/w from photographs line drawings etc, pictorial end papers. Publishers binding some rubbing to head and tail of spine and lower edge in DJ. The dj showing rubbing to edges but complete, dj now in a clear removable sleeve. The book is the culmination of eight years research, the ultimate reference work for the Boer War rifle. [22223]
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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: 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: Black Joel, Ficken Homer, Michaels Frank

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

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

Royal Sporting Guns At Windsor

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

Royal Sporting Guns At Windsor

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

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

1994.  revised Edn.  Greenhill Books.  294 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, text drawings, armorer's marks, vg+ in dj. A revision of the classic and important work on the subject first published in 1961 [22741]
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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 London Gunmakers 1350-1850

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

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

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

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: BLACKMORE Howard L.

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

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

Pollard's History Of Firearms

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

Pollard's History Of Firearms

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

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

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

Mathematics For Exterior Ballistics

1944.  1st Edn..  John Wiley And Son Inc.  New York.  vii 128 pages, tables and graphs throughout, grey cloth cover, title in gree, vg in dj. Riling 2482 [19305]
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Author: BOARD OF OFFICERS

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

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

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

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

Bombing Notes Irish Command Bombing School Elm Park Dublin

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

The Shotgun, It's History And Development

1985.  1st Edn,.  A and C Black.  240 pages, illus, vg in dj. [21600]
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Author: 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 Geoffrey, BOOTHROYD Susan

Boothroyds' Revised Directory Of British Gunmakers

1997.  1st UK Edn,.  Sand Lake Press, Safari Press.  Long Beach, USA.  ix 412 pages, illus in b/w, a fine copy in dj. A comprehensive work on the subject. [22842]
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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: Bowser, Doug

Neutrality Through Marksmanship-a Collector's and Shooter's Guide to Swedish Army Rifles 1867-1942

1996.  1st Edn.  Camellia City Military Publications.  USA.  160 pages + 8 page index Illustrated throughout with photographs line drawings and diagrams. Spiral bound with printed card covers. Signed by the author to inner front cover a fine copy. One of the few if only book in English on the Swedish army rifle. Drawings of the guns bullets sights bayonets etc. [22212]
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Author: Bragg,C., C. Ross, G. Blaker, S. Jacobe, & T. Savas. +

Never for Want of Powder - the Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia.

2007.  1st Edn.  University of South Carolina Press,.  Columbia.  xvi -318 pages, Large 4to illustrated with 75 colour plate and 54 b/w photographs and drawings. A fine copy in DJ. The story of munitions factory constructed by the Confederacy in 1861. [22793]
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Author: BROOKER Jr R.E.

British Military Pistols 1603-1888

1978.  1st Edn,.  Le Magazin Royal Press.  Coral Gables, Florida, USA.  138 pages, (2), 4to., over 150 illustrations of the guns from photographs + makers marks etc. vg in publishers binding, with gilt title and pistol vignette to the upper cover. A fine copy limited to 1000 copies. The book is dedicated to H.L Blackmore, much of the material found in the book reflects his research. [22734]
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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 with photographs drawings old advert gun breakdowns throughout. Ownership name to front end paper and title to part 1 "P Latham". A fie copy in DJ The book cover The History, description of Marlin firearms, details - the length, stock choke, weight, serial number, calibre, etc. [22328]
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Author: BROWN Nigel

British Gunmakers: Volume One London

1913.  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 an individual histories of 48 London gunmakers and related business. Includes serial number records, and various schedules list those individuals who have taken a leading part in the administration of the trade over the years. [22699]
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Author: BROWN Nigel

British Gunmakers: Volume One London

2004.  1st Edn,.  Quiller Press.  Shrewsbury.  280 pages, 4to illustrated throughout with fine colour illustrations from photographs the end papers show relevant town plans. Inscription to the verso of the front-end paper otherwise a fine copy in DJ. A comprehensive listing with an individual histories of 48 London gunmakers and related business. [22370]
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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.  80, 459, 299 pages, 4to., illustrated throughout with fine colour illustrations from photographs the end papers show relevant town plans. A 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 [22526]
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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

2010, 2008, 2009.  rep, rep 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. A 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.  459 pages, 4to., finely illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs, the end papers show relevant town plans. Publishers' black cloth binding titled in silver, 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. [22542]
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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. [21762]
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Author: BROWN Nigel

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

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

Armour, And Its Attack By Artillery

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

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

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

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

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

The Tripod Mounting For Browning Automatic Machine Rifle Model 30

nd Circa 1940.  F.N..  Liege, Belgium.  28 pages, illus from photographs, printed card covers, 2 staple puncture holes to spine margin. [16201]
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Author: BRUCE Gordon

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

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

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

1992.  1st Edn,.  Verlag Stocker Schmid.  Zurich.  304 pages, lge 8vo., b/w illus from drawings and photographs, a vg copy in dj. [21674]
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Author: BRUCE Gordon

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

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

Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols

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

Webley Air Pistols, Their History And Development

2001.  1st Edn,.  Robert Hale.  vii 212 pages, 4to., illus in b/w from photographs of the guns, gun breakdowns etc., A fine copy in dj. A comprehensive guide from the first production in 1924 to 1999 includes the development of the pellets, targets, oil dispensers etc. [22293]
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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 fine dj. A major revision of Dowell's original work with new photographs and drawings. A highly respected work. [22140]
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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: BRUCE Gordon, REINHART Christian

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

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

Recreating the Kentucky Rifle

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

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

1884.  1st Edn,.  W H Allen and Co.,.  VIII 136 pages, 44pp adverts, frontis, 6 plates of guns, bullets locks etc, a clean copy in the original green cloth, gilt title to upper board. The book describes powder, loads, bullets, suitable guns including types "advantages of express rifles in shooting moving animals", comparisons to the .450 Express and Martini Henry etc. also a chapter on pistols, the final chapter deals with shooting in India, Riling 1142, Gerrare 1019. [2277]
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Author: BURRARD 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. [13370]
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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

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

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: BURTON Major Gen E.F.

Reminiscences of Sport in India

1885.  1st Edn.  W.H.Allen and Co.  ix -419 pages, 44 + 4pp adverts, frontis and 7full page plates, armorial bookplate to front paste down. Publishers brown cloth, gilt vignette of hunter to the upper cover, a vg clean copy.Burton recalls his service in India in the early 19th century, encounters with tiger, panther and hunting for wild game in the central and northern India. Czech 36. [22805]
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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, A History And Analysis

1995.  1st.  Andrew Mowbray Inc.  Lincoln RI USA.  4to., illus throughout in b/w from photographs, drawings etc. bound in the pictorial green cloth, titles in silver in dj. A fine copy. An in depth survey fully illus with Winchester designs, drawings, production charts and 100's of photographs. [22102]
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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: CAMPBELL John

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

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