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Author: TAYLERSON A.W.F., ANDREWS R.A.N., FRITH J.

The Revolver 1818-1865, 1865-1888, 1889-1914

1968, 1966, 1970.  1st Edn, the 1865 -1888 is 1st American.  Herbert Jenkins +Crown Publishing.  London & New York.  3 Vols, 360, 292, 324 pages, well illus in b/w with 151 plates showing numerous guns from photographs, also text drawings and break downs throughout the text. Some spotting to the closed page edge of vol 2 and spotting to blank margin of the frontis of volume 3. All vg in DJs the DJ of volume 1 has a chip to bottom edge of rear flap and a couple of closed tears. The DJs are now in a clear removable sleave. A very good set in dj, of a comprehensive and well researched book taking over 4 years to complete. A major and exhaustive work on the subject. [21975]
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Author: TAYLERSON W.H.J. & CHAMBERLAIN A.W.F.

Revolvers Of The British Services 1854-1954

1989.  Museum Restoration Service.  Alexander Bay USA.  xv 80 pages, 4to., illus in b/w with photographs, drawings, diagrams etc. blue simulated leather binding, gilt initial W D to upper board, a fine copy of an exhaustive work by 2 of teh laeding authors on the pistol [21865]
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Author: TAYLOR John

African Rifles and Cartridges. The Experiences and Opinions of a Professional Ivory Hunter

1952.  Small Arms Technical Publishing Company.  Harrisburg.  431 pages, adverts, drawings by E.Stanley Smith, grey cloth, title to upper cover and spine. [18135]
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Author: TAYLOR Leslie B.

A Brief History Of Westley Richards Firm 1812 - 1913

1913.  1st Edn,.  Shakespeare Head Press.  Stratford Upon Avon.  94 pages, uncut pages, 12 full page illus + text illus, original 1/4 cloth with paper covered boards, title in black with cloth spine recased with the spine relayed, paper title label to spine, label chipped at edge. A scarce title, Riling 1769 [6514]
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Author: TEASDALE BUCKELL G.T.

Experts On Guns And Shooting

1900.  1st Edn,.  Samson, Low, Marston and Company.  XXVII 590 pages, illustrated throughout with drawings, diagrams, photos etc., brick red cloth with title in black to upper board, a vg+ clean copy rarely found in this condition. An important work on the evolution of shooting over the 19th century; shooting schools, guns, game shooting, shotgun patterns, great shots, famous guns, gunmakers, loading cartridges etc. Riling 1510 "A meticulously detailed work on all aspects of guns and their use" Chute 622, Riling 1510 [18137]
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Author: TEASDALE BUCKELL G.T.

Experts On Guns And Shooting

1986.  facsimile rep of the 1900 1st Edn,.  Southampton.  XXVII, 590 pages, illus, pictorial gilt covers, vg+. [4207]
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Author: TEMPLE B.A.

The Boxer Cartridge In The British Service

1977.  1st Edn,.  the author.  Wynnum Central, Australia.  200 pages, b/w line drawings and diagrams, pictorial green boards printed in white, vg in dj, light dust soiling and rubbing to edge of dj and chipping to head and tail of spine. The history of the cartridge as used by Britain and her colonies from 1860 to the 1930's with reference to colonial production. [21832]
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Author: TEMPLE B.A.

Identification Manual On The .303 British Service Cartridge. No: 4 Dummy Cartridges (1)

1987.  1st Edn,.  B.A.Temple.  Burbank, Australia.  84 pages, illus in b/w of the cartridges, headstamps etc., printed card covers, vg. [19980]
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Author: TEMPLE B.A.

Identification Manual On The .303 British Service Cartridge. No:5- Dummy cartridges (2)

1994.  1st Edn,.  B.A.Temple.  Kilcoy, Australia.  81 pages, illus in b/w of the bullets, head stamps etc. , printed card covers, vg. [19981]
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Author: TEMPLE B.A., SKENNERTON I.D.

A Treatise On The British Military Martini The .40 & .303 Martinis 1880-C1920

1989.  1st Edn,.  B.A.Temple.  Burbank, Australia.  xvii 247 to 460 pages, 4to., illus in b/w from photographs and drawings etc, pictorial laminated binding as issued in dj, a fine copy. The progressive development of the .40 bore experimental and service Martinis from the Martini-Henry rifle. [21375]
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Author: TEMPLE B.A., SKENNERTON I.D.

A Treatise On The British Military Martini The .40 & .303 Martinis 1880-C1920

1989.  1st Edn,.  B.A.Temple.  Burbank, Australia.  xvii 247 to 460 pages, 4to., illus in b/w from photographs and drawings etc, pictorial laminated binding as issued in dj, a fine copy. The progressive development of the .40 bore experimental and service Martinis from the Martini-Henry rifle. [22040]
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Author: TEMPLE B.A., SKENNERTON I.D.

A Treatise On The British Military Martini, The Martini-Henry 1869-C1900

1983.  1st Edn,.  B.A.Temple.  Burbank, Australia.  x 246 pages, 4to., illus with photographs and numerous line-drawings in the text, publishers original cloth, pictorial covers title in black, vg+ in the pictorial dj, same illus on dj as on the covers, spine evenly faded. [21784]
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Author: TENNENT Sir J.Emerson

The Story of the Guns

1864.  1st Edn,.  Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green.  xxii 364 pages, 3 full page and text illus. inscription "from the author" to half title, bookplate to front paste down, front hinge cracked, (binding tight), publishers green cloth, vg-. The book is split into 3 sections, The Rifles Musket, Rifles Ordnance. The Iron Navy. Riling 818 particularly notable for data on the development and approval of the Whitworth Rifle system. [19737]
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Author: THE WAR OFFICE

Infantry Training Volume 1 Infantry Platoon Weapons Pamphlet No 4 the Sub-Machine Gun (all arms)

1955.  37 illus i b/w from photographs and drawings, printed card covers, punch holes to spine edges, vg. [21711]
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Author: THOMAS H.H.

The Story Of Allen And Wheelock Firearms

1965.  1st Edn,.  Cincinnati USA.  XIV 125 pages, Illus. Pictorial covers. [3491]
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Author: THOMPSON

The Thompson Submachine Gun Model 1928 .45 Calibre

1945.  Gale and Polden.  Aldershot.  32 pages, fully illustrated with14 photographic plates, showing the gun, mechanism, firing etc. Printed pictorial card covers. Very Good [22074]
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Author: THURLOW Craig compiled by, BEWLEY Eric

Webley 1790 - 1953

nd 1953.  Webley and Scott.  36 pages, text and full illus in b/w, printed card covers. vg. A brief history of the company. [20722]
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Author: TIPPINS L.R.[A.Marksman]

Modern Rifle Shooting Peace, War and Sport

1906.  3rd.  J S Phillips.  3rd vi 318 pages, frontis advert for Tippins Rifles, even browning to end papers, stamp to front blank of C Riggs Rifles Ammunition London, publishers red cloth, gilt title to upper board, small 2mm chip to spine edges on rear. First published in 1900, this has been revised, a guide to rifle shooting and the rifle including the bullet, competitions, shooting and testing automatic rifles etc, based on Tippins earlier work of 1894. Tippins was a gunmaker based at Mistley, Manningtree, Essex. Riling 1485. [21869]
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Author: TOWNSHEND R.B.

The Complete Air-Gunner

1984.  2nd Edn.  Hiller Airgun Publications.  103 pages, advs, full page and text illus + pictorial adverts, printed card covers a fine copy, first published in 1907. [21850]
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Author: TOWNSHEND R.B.

The Complete Air-Gunner

1992.  3rd rep of the 1907 1st Edn,.  103 pages, advs, illus, card covers, vg+. [17114]
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Author: UNSWORTH L.Patrick

The Early Purdeys

1996.  1st Edn,.  Christies Books.  London.  278 pages, 4to, colour and b/w illus from photographs, 12cm x 5cm mark to rear flap of dj o/w a fine copy in dj. Includes a list of every recorded weapon by serial number. [21843]
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Author: UNSWORTH L.Patrick

The Early Purdeys

1996.  1st Edn,.  Christies Books.  London.  278 pages, 4to, colour and b/w illus from photographs, a fine copy in dj. Includes a list of every recorded weapon by serial number. [22015]
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Author: VAN RENSSELAER Stephen

American Firearms An Histology Of American Gunsmiths, Arms Manufacturers & Patents With Detailed Description Of Their Arms

1947.  1st Edn,.  Century.  Watkins Glen, New York.  228 pages, illus, slight mark on front and rear EP o/w vg in publisher's brick red cloth. [3504]
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Author: VAUGHN Harold R

Rifle Accuracy Facts

2011.  4th Edn.  Precision Shooting Inc.  Manchester, USA.  292 pages, b/w illus from photographs + drawings, diagrams etc. Pictorial card covers, fine copy. The definitive study made over a number of years, by a leading researcher on the subject of why some rifles shoot very well, some shoot fairly well, and others shoot poorly [20546]
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Author: VENTURINO Mike

Shooting Lever Guns Of The Old West

1999.  1st Edn.  MLV Enterprises.  USA.  300, 4to illustrated throughout in b/w from photographs line drawings etc. Showing the guns bullets old photographs. Publishers printed card covers chipping to the head of the spine. [22088]
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Author: VILLAMIL Richard de

Resistance Of Air

1917.  1st English,.  E.F.N. Spon Ltd.  x 192 pages, adverts, 22 illus and 35 tables, publishers blue cloth, chapters on the resistance of shot, ballistics, resistance of bullets etc. [19140]
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Author: W W GREENER

The Greener Empire Gun

Circa 1920.  7+ pages, booklet, illus of the gun and parts, card covers printed in red and green. [20957]
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Author: W W GREENER

W.W.Greeners Sporting Guns And Accessories Catalogue No 51

Circa 1926.  Birmingham.  64 pages, illus throughout, green pictorial card covers showing sportsman and loader at a grouse butt, some light dust soiling. Notes on the guns, loads, mechanisms etc., the gun with testimonials including "combined punt and shoulder gun", cartridge + related equipment, a section on Greener knives, gun cases etc. [20955]
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Author: WAITE M.D.Bud, ERNST B.D.

Trapdoor Springfield, The United States Springfield Single Shot Rifle 1865-1893

1980.  1st Edn,.  Beinfeld.  North Hollywood.  213 pages, 4to, illus with numerous b/w photos of the guns and equipment + line drawings, vg in dj, dj pulled at head of spine and 3cm closed tear to front upper edge, dj now in clear removable sleeve. Includes production information, design etc. a detailed and authoritive book. [22027]
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Author: WAITE M.D.Bud, ERNST B.D.

Trapdoor Springfield, The United States Springfield Single Shot Rifle 1865-1893

1980.  1st Edn,.  Beinfeld.  North Hollywood.  213 pages, 4to, illus with numerous b/w photos of the guns and equipment + line drawings, fine in fine dj. Includes production information, design etc. a detailed and authoritive book. [21816]
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Author: WALKER Arthur

The Rifle: Its Theory and Practice

1864.  J B Nicholls and Son.  VIII 311 pages, text engravings, recased with original spine relayed in the publishers green cloth, gilt rifle vignette to upper cover, corners rubbed, some marking to cloth, a tight copy. A series of lectures on the rifle, ballistics, cartridges, bullets, trajectories, including the history, bullets, the rifle systems etc. Riling 820 (2nd edition) [14221]
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Author: WALLACK L.R.

American Shotgun Design And Performance

1977.  1st Edn,.  New York.  184 pages, illus, 4to. vg in dj. [6506]
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Author: WALTER John

The Airgun Book

1982.  2nd revised.  Arms and Armour Press.  146 pages, lge 8vo, illus in b/w from photographs, drawings etc. vg in dj. A guide to guns, design, etc., in the 1980's. [21629]
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Author: WALTER John

The Airgun Book

1984.  revised.  Arms and Armour Press.  146 pages, lge 8vo, illus in b/w from photgoraphs, drawings etc. vg in dj. A guide to guns, design, etc., in the 1980's. [21633]
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Author: WALTER John

The Airgun Book

1987.  revised.  Arms and Armour Press.  160 pages, lge 8vo, illus in b/w from photographs, drawings etc. vg. A guide to guns, design, etc., in the 1980's. [21632]
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Author: WALTER John

The German Rifle A Comprehensive Illustrated History Of The Standard Bolt-Action Designs, 1871 - 1945

1979.  1st English Edn,.  Arms and Armour.  160 pages, illus., from photographs and line-drawings, lge 8vo, vg in dj. [22109]
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Author: WALTER John

The German Rifle A Comprehensive Illustrated History Of The Standard Bolt-Action Designs, 1871 - 1945

1979.  1st English Edn,.  Arms and Armour.  160 pages, illus., from photographs and line-drawings, lge 8vo, vg in dj. [20175]
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Author: WALTER John

The Greehill Dictionary Of Guns And Gunmakers From Colts First Patent To The Present Day 1836-2001, Military Small Arms, Sporting Guns And Rifles, Air And Gas Guns, Designers, manufactures, Inventors, Patentees, Trademarks, Brandnames And Mongrams

2001.  1st English Edn.  Greenhill Bools.  576 pages, large 8vo., monogram, /w illus from photographs + drawings + trademarks, fine in dj. [18974]
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Author: WALTER John

The Greehill Dictionary Of Guns And Gunmakers From Colts First Patent To The Present Day 1836-2001, Military Small Arms, Sporting Guns And Rifles, Air And Gas Guns, Designers, manufactures, Inventors, Patentees, Trademarks, Brandnames And Mongrams

2001.  1st English Edn.  Greenhill Books.  576 pages, large 8vo., monogram, /w illus from photographs + drawings + trademarks, fine in dj. [21804]
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Author: WALTER John

Guns Of The Gurkhas The Lost Arsenal: Pistols, Rifles and Machine-Guns of the Royal Nepalese Army, 1816-1945

2005.  1st Edn.  Tharston Press.  Godstone.  4to., 128 pages, illus throughout in colour from photographs, publishers pictorial laminated cover, fine. A comprehensive coverage of the military equipment of Nepal from the early 19th Century to after the second world war. [21801]
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Author: WALTER John

Luger, An Illustrated History Of The Handguns Of Hugo Borchardt and Georg Luger 1875 to the present day

1977.  1st English Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  256 pages, numerous b/w illus showing the guns etc from photographs + drawings, inscription to FEP, 4to, vg in dj. [22100]
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Author: WALTER John

Luger, An Illustrated History Of The Handguns Of Hugo Borchardt and Georg Luger 1875 to the present day

1977.  1st English Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  256 pages, numerous b/w illus showing the guns etc from photographs + drawings, 4to, vg in dj. [18518]
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Author: WALTHER

Selbstlade-Pistole P38 Kaliber 9mm Parabellum

nd 1960.  21 pages, landscape 8vo., illus in colour and b/w from photographs and drawings showing the guns, gun breakdown etc., printed paper covers, some creasing to cover, text in German. [20045]
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Author: WAR DEPARTMENT

Description And Rules For The Management Of The United States Rifle Caliber .30, Model Of 1917

1918.  revised Edn,.  Washington War Publications.  USA.  80 pages, full page and text illus + 3 folding plates, browning to title pages, small brown stain? to top margin on first 36 pages 1" x 1/4", bound in recent green buckram, gilt title to upper board. [5406]
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Author: WAR DEPARTMENT

Description And Rules For The Management Of The United States Rifle Caliber .30, Model of 1917.

May 1918.  revised Edn,.  Washington USA.  80 pages, 2 large folding plates and full page and text illus of the gun compartments, original printed paper covers. Riling 1846 notes the earlier 1918 edition of January with 62 pages [13509]
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Author: WAR DEPTARTMENT

Shotguns All Types

.  Washington USA.  illus throughout in b/w from photographs, publishers printed card covers, vg. The repeating shotgun, Winchester, Remington, Ithala, savage assembly, operation, cleaning, use etc. [21382]
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Author: WAR OFFICE

Infantry Training Volume 1, Infantry Platoon Weapons pamphlet No. 6, The Light Machine Gun (all Arms 1948)

1948.  70 pages, illus, card covers, 3 punch holes to spine edge. [12085]
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Author: War Office

Notes On Gunnery Issued by the General Staff May Mines and Booby Traps Military Training Pamphlet No 40, Part 1 (AII Arms) How To Deal With Individual Mechanisms

1943.  HMSO.  72 pages, including blank pages for notes, illustrations with full page drawings, photos, card covers, vg. Includes British and German mines etc. [19746]
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Author: WARD Donovan M.

The Other Battle, Being a History Of The Birmingham Small Arms Co. Ltd., With Special Reference To The War Achievements Of BSA Guns Ltd. BSA Cycles Ltd., And Three Other Subsidiary Companies Directly Administered From the Head Office Of The Parent Company At Small Heath Birmingham

1946.  Ben Johnson And Co, York.  179 pages, illus 2 folding, blue cloth with title in red with crossed guns vignette to upper board and spine, vg in dj. [20115]
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Author: WARLOW T.A.

Firearms, The Law And Forensic Ballistics

1996.  1st Edn.  Taylor and Francis.  XIV 298 pages, b/w illus from photographs + proof marks, pictorial laminated covers, fine copy. Includes a history of firearms, mechanism and design, ballistics, cartridge loadings, proof marks and proof of firearms etc., An important and well researched book. [18947]
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Author: WEBLEY & SCOTT LIMITED

Automatic Pistol 8 Shot MP Model

..  . Edn,.  1 pages, 38cm x 51cm, large single folio printed advertising sheet. 1st side shows title with large illus of the gun and notes of police force who use it beneath a column description of the pistol and its advantages in English and 5 other languages. to rear to edge illustration of stripping and assembling, with text column for directions for use and assembly repeated in 5 different languages. To the lower 1/2 illustrations of components with text description of component parts also in 5 different languages. A rare ephemeral item of which few could survive due to size and the paper. [18535]
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Author: Webster

Catalogue of Sporting Guns, Fishing Tackle And Accessories

.  Newington Causeway, London.  landscape 8vo., illus throughout, printed orange card covers, title in black and shotgun to upper flap, light dust soiling. the first 50 pages list the guns and cartridges, field sports requisites etc., blank sheets for notes, includes shotguns, rifles, pistols, a good section on air weapons. the remaining pages cover fishing and other sports. [21223]
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Author: WERLING Tim

Jim Corbett Master Of The Jungle

1998.  1st Edn.  Safari Press.  Long Beach California.  xvi 244 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, drawings + maps, as new in dj. A biography of Corbett, his family, hunting experiences etc. [21714]
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Author: WESLEY L.

Air Guns and Air Pistols

1955.  1st Edn,.  Cassell.  XIII 178 pages, 16 pages of half tone illus, vg in dj, cover the gun, care and repair, history and development, the 1st edition of a much reprinted title. [19725]
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Author: WESLEY L.

Air Guns and Air Pistols

1955.  1st Edn,.  Cassell.  XIII 178 pages, 16 pages of half tone illus, vg in chipped dj, cover the gun, care and repair, history and development, the 1st edition of a much reprinted title. [3297]
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Author: WESTLEY RICHARDS

Westley Richards Guns & Rifles, A Century Of Guns & Rifle Manufacture 1812-1912

1988.  reprint.  Armoury Publications.  Oceanside, California.  4to., 210 pages, illus in b/w, printed card covers, a facsimile of the 1912 catalogue [21578]
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Author: WHELEN Colonel Townsend

Small Arms And Design Ballistics. Vol 1, Design. Vol 2, Ballistics

1945/46.  1st Edn,.  Small Arms Technical Publishing Company.  Plantsville, USA.  2 Vols, 352 + 314 pages, b/w illus from photographs, 5 folding plates 10 tables in rear pocket of Vol. 2, stamp for Parker Hale to front end papers, and bookplates to paste down, publishers blue cloth,vg in dj. dj has some occasional chipping to edge of dj and 1 closed tear. [19573]
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Author: WHISKER James

Arms Makers Of Pennsyvania

.  1st Edn.  Assoc. University Press.  218 pages, 4to., illus in colour and b/w from photographs, drawings etc, fine copy in dj. From the early years of gunmaking to the 1900's. [20212]
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Author: WHISKER James B

Guinsmith Of West Virginia

1987.  2nd Edn.  Bedford, PA, USA.  128 pages, 4to., b/w illus from photographs, publishers pictorial binding, personal presentation inscription to FEP signed by James Whisker, vg. [20199]
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Author: WHITELAW Charles E.

Scottish Arms Makers A Biographical Dictionary Of Makers Of Firearms, Edged Weapons And Armour Working In Scotland From The 15th Century To 1870

1977.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  339 pages, lge 8vo, illus, vg in dj [21572]
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Author: WHITELAW Charles E.

Scottish Arms Makers A Biographical Dictionary Of Makers Of Firearms, Edged Weapons And Armour Working In Scotland From The 15th Century To 1870

1977.  1st Edn,.  Arms and Armour Press.  339 pages, lge 8vo, illus, 2 closed tear to dj, dj now in clear removable sleeve, vg in dj [20991]
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Author: WHITELAW Charles E.

Scottish Arms Makers, A Biographical Dictionary Of Makers Of Firearms, Edged Weapons And Armour Working In Scotland From The 15th Century to 1870

1977.  1st Edn,.  339 pages, lge 8vo, illus, vg in dj. [5900]
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Author: WHITWORTH Sir Joseph

Appendix To Miscellaneous Papers On Mechanical Subjects: Guns And Steel

nd 1873.  1st Edn,.  43 pages, 3pp index, text illus, vg in the original blind stamped cloth, gilt title to upper board. Privately printed for "Private Circulation", Whitworth published in the same year Miscellaneous Papers On Mechanical Subjects Guns And Steel, An article covering the rifle, small arms as well as an account of Whitworth's discovery of fluid compressed ductile steel for big guns. The appendix is a doleful collection of complaints on the unfair treatment accorded to the Whitworth Gun in official trials, Riling 953. Neatly written on rear paste down "What superiority the British land and sea forces would have had in fire power, range, accuracy, destructiveness and mobility had Whitworth's capabilities been put to earlier use. Even in the present day the British are reluctant to change from the conventional sphere". No copy in the British Library. [11189]
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Author: Wigington Robin

THE FIREARMS OF TIPU SULTAN, 1783-1799: A SURVEY AND RECORD.

1992.  1st Edn.  John Taylor Book Ventures.  Hatfield.  148 pages, All edges gilt ,4to Illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs throughout. Publishers' blue cloth with gilt crest to upper cover. A fine copy in likewise DJ. A survey of the characteristics of the arms with references to the man they were made for and the craftsman who made them. This is followed by a detailed description of the entire group. Tipu had a love of firearms and so great was this interest that he employed European artificers, mainly French, to make weapons of the very latest design. [22115]
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Author: WILKERSON Don & Carol, HOYT Kathleen

The Official Record Colt Single Action Army Revolver 1873-1895

.  Carol K Wilkerson.  xvii 464 pages, 4to., illus in colour and b/w from photos + drawings etc., A fine copy in dj. An extremely detailed book on the guns with production figures etc, some fine photographs of the guns and some early period photographs have been used. [21335]
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Author: WILKINSON F.

Flintlock Guns And Rifles, An Illustrated Reference Guide To Flintlock Guns And Rifles From The 17th To The 19th Century

1971.  1st Edn,.  Arms And Armour Press.  80 pages, b/w illus from photographs showing the guns and components also includes a list of famous gunmakers with dates, vg in dj. [21783]
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Author: WILKINSON Frederick

Those Entrusted With Arms A History Of The Police, Post, Customs And Private Use Of Weapons In Britain

2002.  1st Edn,.  Greenhill Books.  x 294 pages, numerous b/w illus in thentext from photographs, fine in dj. A unique study examining the use of arms within British society principally for the protection of life and property from medieval times to the present. [22064]
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Author: WILKINSON Frederick

Those Entrusted With Arms A History Of The Police, Post, Customs And Private Use Of Weapons In Britain

2002.  1st Edn,.  Greenhill Books.  x 294 pages, numerous b/w illus in thentext from photographs, fine in dj. A unique study examining the use of arms within British society principally for the protection of life and property from medieval times to the present. [22011]
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Author: WILKINSON Henry

Engines Of War Or Historical And Experimental Observations On Ancient And Modern Warlike Machines And Implements Including The Manufacture Of Guns, Gunpowder, And Swords With Remarks On Bronze, Iron Steel etc

1841.  1st Edn,.  Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman.  VIII 268 pages, 32 pages advs, light dust soiling to contents, small ink drawing of crest to blank opposite title initials CH. Armorial bookplate for Sir J J Hamilton to front paste down, presentation inscription on FEP from the publishers, recased in the original black cloth, vg-. Wilkinson an eminent London gun and swordsmith, Greener in his 1841 Science Of Gunnery exposes an error in Wilkinson's Observation On The Composition Of Gunpowder. Wilkinson accuses Greener that his "Science Of Gunnery" was plagiarism on his work, which Greener then denies stating that "he had nothing to lend and nothing worth borrowing" Riling 517, Scarce [11673]
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Author: WILLIAMSON Harold

Winchester The Gun That Won The West

1952.  1st Edn,.  Combat Forces, Washington, USA.  494 pages, 4to., illus, 2 tone cloth, head of spine pulled, vg in similar dj. 1st edition of a classic work. [10286]
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Author: WILLIAMSON Harold

Winchester The Gun That Won The West

1952.  1st Edn,.  Combat Forces, Washington, USA.  494 pages, 4to., illus, 2 tone cloth, head of spine pulled, vg in similar dj. 1st edition of a classic work. [15198]
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Author: WILSON R L

The Book Of The Colt Firearms Third Edition

2008.  3rd edn.  Blue Book Publications.  Minneapolis, USA.  xv 632 pages, 4to., illus throughout in colour and b/w from photographs and drawings etc, a fine copy in dj. An updated revised book one of the cornerstone books on the Colt with over 1250 b/w and 75 colour photographs. [21339]
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Author: WILSON R L

The Book Of The Colt Firearms Third Edition

2008.  3rd edn.  Blue Book Publications.  Minneapolis, USA.  xv 632 pages, 4to., illus throughout in colour and b/w from photographs and drawings etc, a fine copy in dj. An updated revised book one of the cornerstone books on the Colt with over 1250 b/w and 75 colour photographs. [22200]
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Author: WILSON R.K.

Textbook Of Automatic Pistols Beings A Treatise On The History Development And Functioning Of The Modern Military Self Loading Pistol - Its Special Ammunition - And Their Evolvement Into The Sub-Machine Gun - Together With A Supplementing Chapter On The Light Machine Gun 1884-1935

1944.  1st Edn,.  Small Arms Technical Publishing Company.  Plantsville, USA.  XI 349 pages, illus, vg in worn but presentable dj, dj now in clear removable sleeve. [22006]
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Author: WILSON R.K.

Textbook Of Automatic Pistols Beings A Treatise On The History Development And Functioning Of The Modern Military Self Loading Pistol - Its Special Ammunition - And Their Evolvement Into The Sub-Machine Gun - Together With A Supplementing Chapter On The Light Machine Gun 1884-1935

1944.  1st Edn,.  Small Arms Technical Publishing Company.  Plantsville, USA.  XI 349 pages, illus, covers beginning to fade, vg-. [2892]
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Author: WILSON R.L.

Colt An American Legend

1985.  1st Edn,.  IX 406 pages, oblong 4to, over 300 illus in colour, vg+ in dj, the official history of colt revolver 1836 to the present. [9918]
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Author: WILSON R.L.

Colt An American Legend

1985.  1st Edn,.  Sequicentennial, New York.  406 pages, oblong 4to, coloured photography, fine in dj, the official history of colt firearms from 1836 to the present. [10224]
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Author: WILSON R.L.

The Colt Engraving Book Volume One 1832-1921 Volume Two 1919-2000

.  Bannermans Inc.  New York.  xvii 525 pages and xlix 883 pages, continuous pagination, 4to., illus with over 1350 photographs, drawings, old engravings etc, many in colour. Limited to 3000 signed copies bound in the publisher's blue cloth, gilt title to upper cover. A fine set in fine price clipped dj. A finely produced and definitive book on the subject. [21330]
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Author: WILSON R.L.

Silk And Steel, Women and Arms

2003.  1st Edn,.  Random House.  New York.  318 pages, oblong 4to., finely illus in colour, personal presentation inscription to Henk Visser on verso of FEP, signed and dated by Wilson with Visser's bookplate, a fine copy in dj. A comprehensive presentation on the subject of women and firearms. The photographs are by Peter Beard, G Allen Brown and Douglas Sandbere. [15923]
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Author: WILSON R.L., EBERHART L.D.

The Deringer In America, Volume I the Percussion Period

1985.  1st Edn,.  Andrew Mowbray Inc.  Lincoln, USA.  271 pages, 4to., b/w illus from photographs, signed presentation inscription to Henk Visser from Eberhart, vg+ in dj. [15205]
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Author: WINANS Walter

Animal Sculpture

1913.  1st Edn,.  G.P.Putnams And Son.  XII 128 pages, 26 full page illus, some rubbing to head and tail of spine, original blue cloth darkened, pictorial horse vignette to upper board, some marking to cloth, a g+ copy of a difficult title to find. The author wrote various books on guns and shooting, he was also an award winning sculpture. [16984]
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Author: WINANT Lewis

Early Percussion Firearms. A History of Early Percussion Firearms Ignition - From Forsyth to Winchester .44/40

1959.  1st Edn,.  New York.  292 pages, illus, vg in chipped dj. [3555]
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Author: WINANT Lewis

Early Percussion Firearms A History of Early Percussion Firearms Ignition from Forsyth to Winchester .44/40

1961.  1st UK Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  280 pages, illus, vg in dj. A much reprinted title, this edition is of a better quality [3068]
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Author: WINANT Lewis

Pepperbox Firearms

1952.  1st Edn,.  Greenberg.  New York.  177 pages+ (ii) page bibliography, includes 225 figs mostly photographs of the guns. The end papers show copies of old adverts. Personal presentation inscription in ink on the ? title page presenting the book to Fred, A. Datig and signed by Lewis Winant. A vg copy in DJ, DJ has been neatly repaired with brown tape along top and bottom edge and to closed tears. The definitive work on the gun with excellent provenance. ?65 [21976]
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Author: WINFER Wal & ROWE Tom

British Single Shot Rifles Rook, Rabbit & Miniature Rifles. Volume 7

2009.  1st Edn.  Rowe Publications.  Rochester, USA.  404 pages, 4to., illustrated throughout in colour and b/w from photographs and line drawings gun breakdowns etc. Bound in the publisher's green faux leather binding, with gilt title to upper cover. As new still in the publisher's box. Includes later Types & Hammerless Models [22036]
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Author: WINFER Wal & ROWE Tom

British Single Shot Rifles Rook, Rabbit & Miniature Rifles. Volume 8

2009.  1st Edn.  Rowe Publications.  Rochester, USA.  viii-416 pages, 4to., illustrated throughout in colour and b/w from photographs and line drawings gun breakdowns etc. Bound in the publisher's green faux leather binding, with gilt title to upper cover. As new still in the publisher's box. Includes later Types & Hammerless Models [22035]
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Author: Wolf Pat

Loading Cartridges For The Original .45-70 Springfield Rifle and Carbine

2003.  3rd revised and enlarged.  xii 184 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, line drawings etc., pictorial printed card covers ring bound. A fine copy signed on the title page by Pat Wolf [21829]
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Author: WOLFF Eldon G.

Air Guns

1996.  rep Edn,.  Milwaukee Museum.  Milwaukee, S?.  lge 8vo, 166 pages, illus in b/w from photographs and drawings, pictorial card covers, a fine copy. A comprehensive work on the collection at the museum, the 3rd printing has a much needed index. [21635]
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Author: WOOD Micky

Unarmed Action, A handbook For The Home Guard

1941.  First Edn,.  Chatto and Windus.  63 pages, small 8vo, paper covers, illus with b & w plates, pictorial card covers. [10673]
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Author: Woodend Robert

Catalogue Of The Enfield Pattern Room British Rifles

1981.  1st Edn,.  Enfield Pattern Room.  vii 79 pages, 4to., illus of the guns from photographs with accompanying text, some edge rubbing to spine and edge few marks to pictorial card covers, vg. [21400]
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Author: WORMAN Charles G

Gunsmoke And Saddle Leather Firearms In The Nineteenth Century American West

2005.  1st Edn.  University Of New Mexico.  522 pages, 4to., numerous b/w photographs. A fine copy in dj, some excellent period photographs and uses. [21290]
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Author: YOUNG Stamford Sheridan

The Three Rifles

1878.  2nd Edn,.  84 pages, advs, text illus, original pictorial paper covered boards, some old marking, corners rubbed, new paper spine, g+. A treatise on the snider, British Military small bore and match rifle shooting with the muzzle and breech loader and an additional chapter on the history of small arms. Riling 1038 [10901]
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Author: YOUNG Stamford Sheridan

The Three Rifles

1997.  reprint of the 1878 2nd edition Edn,.  Rhyl.  79 pages, text illus, laminated boards, fine. a treatise on the snider, the military smallbore, the match rifle. [13242]
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Author: YOUNG Stamford Sheridan

The Three Rifles

1997.  reprint of the 1878 2nd edition Edn,.  WS Curtis Publishing.  Rhyl.  79 pages, text illus, laminated boards, fine. a treatise on the snider, the military smallbore, the match rifle. [15843]
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Author: ZHUK A.B.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Handguns, Pistols And Revolvers Of The World, 1870 To The Present

1995.  1st thus Edn,.  Greenhill Books.  303 pages, 4to., over 250 scale drawings of the guns, fine in dj. Details 1080 revolvers and 1320 pistols with more than 2600 individual drawings. [21815]
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Author: ZUTZ Don

The Double Shotgun

1978.  1st Edn,.  Winchester Press.  266 pages, black and white illus from photographs, vg in dj. dj rubbed at head of spine. The history and development of the world's classic sporting firearms. [15653]
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Author: ZUTZ Don

Shotgunning Trends In Transition

1989.  1st Edn,.  Wolfe Publishing Co.  Arizona, USA.  314 pages, large 8vo, numerous illustrations vg+ in dj. The books aim was to update American Shotgunning from Post World War II days and the transitional years. [10127]
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