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FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES-
(9th ed. 2007, 800pp 8.5" x 11" softbound)- 

EVERY GUN COLLECTOR NEEDS THIS BOOK!  The most respected and accurate single source of information on American guns made circa 1945 and earlier.  Besides the thorough and accurate descriptions that enable proper identification of guns there are many sections dealing with gun collecting in general and with specific specialized areas.  Each has lots of sound advice which is critical knowledge for beginning collectors and a valuable refresher for even the most experienced collectors.  I keep one copy with my gun show stuff, one in the office and another in the car (in case I find something while traveling!).  Well organized by maker or general category, it is easy to use.  Well illustrated to point out model differences, and absolutely indispensable for any gun collector.  We stock this book because you need it and will benefit tremendously and enjoy your collection a lot more because of it.
OUT OF STOCK- widely avalaible from Amazon, etc, so get a copy there. Every collector NEEDS THIS BOOK!


19251 AN INTRODUCTION TO MBA GYROJETS AND OTHER ORDNANCE- BY MEL CARPENTER -

422 pages (286 in color) 8.5” x 11” spiral bound. This is an amazing book! Most books on guns or ammunition are heavy on the “what” with descriptions of the nuts and bolts, and maybe a little bit of the history behind them. This important contribution to arms and ammunition history also provides details of “how” the items were made, and “who” was involved in their inspiration, design and manufacture, and sales, mostly drawing on unlimited access to Robert Mainhardt, the brains behind MBA and Gyrojet. Even more astonishing are the insights into “why” these items were invented and manufactured. Unlike Sam Colt, or Oliver Winchester, or John Browning, who invented guns and the set out to sell them, Mainhardt (and MBA and his other companies) were in business to make money and had never considered making guns. Initially they were in the research nuclear reactor business, drawing on Mainhardt’s work with the WW2 Manhattan Project. After leaving that business, they stumbled across a Pentagon request for some new weaponry for use in Vietnam, with a vague concept for some sort of miniature rockets. Seizing the opportunity, the miniature rocketry designs they came up with were unprecedented, and although military contracts were seldom forthcoming, they evolved into proposals for hand held weapons, massive salvo weapons to saturate a large area and other innovative schemes. These ranged from rockets small enough to fit in a spy’s cigarette, to larger designs (roughly .22 to .30 caliber range) up to larger items for launching flares and much larger devices for chaff for electronic countermeasures. At some point they came up with the “Gyrojet” pistols and carbines, which are vaguely familiar to many collectors, but previous information on them has been largely based on legends, guesses and misinformation, some of it from their use in a James Bond movie. As the rocket market dwindled, they got into the then new “less than lethal” product business and these are covered as well. This superbly researched book, which will stand as the definitive history of this hitherto little known field, tells the complete story. It is well written, precise in its statements of fact (or conjecture where necessary) and thoroughly sourced. The illustrations are excellent (although a bit small when dealing with tiny items) and many of the items shown are sole survivors or made in very small numbers, largely courtesy of Mainhardt himself. My only complaint is that instead of a traditional “book binding” this soft cover work uses a spiral binding which is convenient for reading and laying flat, but is awkward on a shelf of books and the cover material is a bit think for the purpose. All Gyrojets, Finjets, Lancejets, Javettes, and flares up to and including 40mm are shown at actual size, as are .38-caliber and 12-gauge less-lethal rounds. The book covers every known Gyrojet rocket ever made, from 2.8mm up to 55mm, plus the 0.030-inch Javettes for the “CIA Dart Gun” with their biological or chemical payloads. This almost reads like a science fiction work with surprising challenges and unexpected innovations to meet them. Not only the rockets and ordnance items themselves, but the methods of manufacture, and some of the business decisions necessary for a profit oriented company. This alone makes it a thought provoking read for anyone with an interest in technology or manufacturing or weapons. Mel Carpenter is the right guy to write this book, with a life long interest in arms and ammunition, years of experience as a leader in the International Ammunition Association (http://CartridgeCollectors.org) including as their Journal editor and running the largest Cartridge show in the country. Also, his background as an aeronautical engineer, and Navy and corporate pilot enable him to understand and explain many of the technical issues involved. $49.95 (View Picture)

 

Arms Collectors' Reference Books

**NEW ADDITION** 22727 AMERICAN MILITARY SHOULDER ARMS by George Moller HARDBOUND VOLUMES 1 and 2) - This series is destined to become THE DEFINITIVE work on U.S. martial longarms, especially those other than the more common Springfield types. I cannot praise this set highly enough for their unsurpassed research and detail and accuracy. Moller has completed the first three volumes and Volume 4 getting into the post-Civil War breechloader era is reportedly nearly completed. There may be fifth volume as well, but I have no details on the ultimate size of this series. The hard cover editions are in great demand for serious collectors and users as a much better investment for long term use than the paperback reprints available now (after he shifted publishers from University of Colorado to University of New Mexico.) Like Charles Clawson’s “big book” on M1911 Colt .45 Service Pistols which has been out of print for several years an regularly sells for $1,000 (when a copy can be found) the demand for copies of this set will drive prices to seemingly absurd levels. The only hardbound copy of Volume 2 I was able to find is listed at $720, although there are several copies of hardbound Volume 1 starting at $250. Serious U.S. martial longarm collectors NEED this set! If you don’t want to make a long term investment in a hard copy set, then at least get the paperback while you still can. Volume I- Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms- George Moller's superbly researched and detailed study listing exhaustive details of long arms made and used by American military forces. This includes crown issue, state issue, and militia arms, both imported and made in America. Many types and models and details not covered in any other books are listed here. HARD COVER , 1993 University of Colorado edition, not the currently available reprint which is only available in paperback format. 517 pages, glossary, appendices. Read the appendices as well, lots of stuff there you need to know, so this is more than just a “hardware catalog.” Used copy VG-fine missing dustjacket. Volume 2- “From the 1790s to the end of the Flintlock Period” This is the HARD COVER 1993 edition by University of Colorado with 534 pages, not the currently available reprint which is only available in paperback form. Moller’s research and attention to detail is as comprehensive and useful as in the first volume. Again, the coverage is comprehensive for land and sea forces, regular and militia, locally made in imported. Just superb information! This copy is excellent o near new with dust jacket. BOTH VOLUME 1 AND 2 HARDCOVER for $495.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22203 AMERICAN MILITARY SHOULDER ARMS by George Moller HARDBOUND VOLUMES 1, 2 and 3) - This series is destined to become THE DEFINITIVE work on U.S. martial longarms, especially those other than the more common Springfield types. I cannot praise this set highly enough for their unsurpassed research and detail and accuracy. Moller has completed the first three volumes and Volume 4 getting into the post-Civil War breechloader era is reportedly nearly completed. There may be fifth volume as well, but I have no details on the ultimate size of this series. The hard cover editions are in great demand for serious collectors and users as a much better investment for long term use than the paperback reprints available now (after he shifted publishers from University of Colorado to University of New Mexico.) Like Charles Clawson’s “big book” on M1911 Colt .45 Service Pistols which has been out of print for several years an regularly sells for $1,000 (when a copy can be found) the demand for copies of this set will drive prices to seemingly absurd levels. The only hardbound copy of Volume 2 I was able to find is listed at $720, although there are several copies of hardbound Volume 1 starting at $250. Serious U.S. martial longarm collectors NEED this set! If you don’t want to make a long term investment in a hard copy set, then at least get the paperback while you still can. Volume I- “Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms”- George Moller's superbly researched and detailed study listing exhaustive details of long arms made and used by American military forces. This includes crown issue, state issue, and militia arms, both imported and made in America. Many types and models and details not covered in any other books are listed here. HARD COVER , 1993 University of Colorado edition, not the currently available reprint which is only available in paperback format. 517 pages, glossary, appendices. Read the appendices as well, lots of stuff there you need to know, so this is more than just a “hardware catalog.” This is a previously owned, but nearly pristine copy with dustjacket. Signed by the Author on the title page. Volume 2- “From the 1790s to the end of the Flintlock Period”- This is the HARD COVER 1993 edition by University of Colorado with 534 pages, not the currently available reprint which is only available in paperback form. Moller’s research and attention to detail is as comprehensive and useful as in the first volume. Again, the coverage is comprehensive for land and sea forces, regular and militia, locally made in imported. Just superb information! This is a previously owned, but nearly pristine copy with dustjacket. Signed by the Author on the title page. Volume 3- “Flintlock Alterations and Muzzleloading Percussion Shoulder Arms 1840-1865”- This is the 2011 HARDBOUND version from the University of New Mexico Press which did a small initial run in hard cover and all subsequent printings are in paperback. At 611 page on heavy printed stock, this is simply too big (and important) a book to survive much use as a paperback. This covers federal and state issued and altered arms, with some information on Confederate alterations, all of the Civil War regulation and contract produced muzzleloading arms, etc. (Breechloading carbines, etc will be in the next volume.) Appendices include much information on the distribution arms to the militias, and also post-Civil War disposal of the massive number of surplus arms. New copy, sealed in shrink wrap. VOLUMES 1, 2 AND 3- HARDCOVER (NOT PAPERBACK!) for $895.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 17262 THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HANDGUNS by A.B. Zhuk - 1995 hardbound edition. This is a little known and vastly under-appreciated book. It has exceptionally well done line drawings of over 2600 pistols and revolvers from all over the world along with brief notes as to their maker, dates, special features and variations. Originally it was available only with Russian language text, but this is the English translation edited by highly respected authority John Walter. Most collectors recognize a M1911, or Colt Single Action Army, Luger, P38 or Webley. But, few of us have ever heard of the 20 shot Henrion revolver, the Roumanian Dimancea revolver, a Bergmann-Simplex automatic; or the 1887 Passler & Seidl lever action magazine pistol. Very highly recommended as a reference you may not use every day, but one that has information you will never find anywhere else. Drawings are superb artwork by themselves, and may help answer questions about what missing parts or grips look like. Used excellent with excellent dust jacket. Greenhill, London, 1995, 304 pages 9" x 11" HARDCOVER, not the paperback reprint. $25.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 17164 “GET YOUR BOY INTO THE WINCHESTER JUNIOR RIFLE CORPS” - Full page ad on the inside cover of Arms and the Man, the official NRA magazine (before the American Rifleman). This issue is dated June 22, 1918. Overall G-VG condition, great for display with Winchester Boys rifles or the very desirable Junior Rifle Corps material. This is the original magazine cover, not a reprint/ Size about 10” x 12” and will look nice framed in a display or on your wall. Photos are blurry because they were taken through the plastic sleeve it is in, but print is sharp. $10.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 14780 THE SPRINGFIELD 1903 RIFLES- WILLIAM S. BROPHY'S - massive and superbly researched 616 page study of everything remotely related to the M1903 Springfield (including 03A3s, match rifles, .22 trainers, tools, ammunition, sniper scopes, accessories, etc). On my list of essential reference books for serious gun collectors. This is one of my most often used books, and I cannot overemphasize the value and accuracy of the information in this book. Brophy was a career U.S. Army Ordnance officer, serious shooter, and one of the premier collectors of M1903 rifles in the nation. This is a used copy with some soiling on the edges of the pages, some scuffing and wear on the edges of the binding and the binding is not as tight as a new copy. Not worn out junk or damaged, just not as bright, clean and tight as a new copy. Nut the price is significantly lower $49.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 20774 THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION- VOLUME 1 by George Hoyem - 230 pages 9” x 11” hardbound first edition. Signed by the author, and inscribed as copy number 50 of 500 to a prominent early cartridge collector. George A. Hoyem’s superb series on ammunition development systematically and thoroughly lays out the progression and varieties of ammunition, not just metallic cartridges, but also the early paper cartridges. While there are more detailed and specialized studies devoted to a single caliber (“.58s are the Greatest”), or narrow time period (Dean Thomas’ four volumes on Civil War ammunition “Roundball to Rimfire”) Hoyem’s work is the starting point to finding answers on just about any really unusual cartridge, and also these have a surprising amount of information on the related guns, so sometimes you can find the ammunition for a gun by working in that direction. This volume is of special interest and importance to collectors of military long arms, as it covers: “Martial Long Arms: Flintlock Through Rimfire. Two centuries of military small arms and their ammunition from Flintlock Musket, ca. 1700, through the Percussion Smoothbore and rifle, Tube Prime and Pinfire Arms, the Percussion Breech-Loader, and finally the Rimfire. Over 380 photographs of the firearms and cartridges. Dimensions tables in inch and metric. Used very good to fine condition. An important reference which is out of print. $65.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22086 FN Browning Pistols: Side-Arms that Shaped World History- Anthony Vanerlinden - First edition, 2009. 334 pages about 9” x 11” hardbound. Brand new condition, signed by the author. This is an exceptional book that any arms collector should own. While the general and detailed specific information on John M. Browning’s FN made pistols alone is sufficient reason, there are additional insights that collectors should know. There is a lot of information on the history of Fabrique Nationale which was much more than just a gun maker for the civilian market. They were a major industrial firm, closely tied to the government, making diverse product lines including bicycles and automobiles. In addition, there is significant information on government trials for the various guns discussed (by many different governments!) and information on the civilian sales arrangements around the world. These historical background details are essential for a better understanding of the entire spectrum of the firearms world, from invention, to patents, manufacture, licensing and sales, marketing, custom features, wartime interruptions, etc. I understand there is an expanded second edition coming out soon, so we are blowing out remaining copies of the out of print first edition (regular price $64.95) for the bargain price (including FREE SHIPPING!) of only $49.95 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22466 Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821 by Brinckerhoff & Chamberlain - 159 pages 10” x 12” hardcover with good dustjacket. This 1972 classic was a groundbreaking study and remains the ONLY comprehensive study of Spanish military arms in the what is now the United states, basically the exploration and colonization periods for the Gulf coast and southwest, stretching from Florida to California. Endorsed by the prestigious Company of Military Historians., this covers longarms, handguns, edged weapons and pole arms. A few years ago a gentleman began work on an updated version, but he died before completion, so this is likely to remain the definitive coverage on the subject for some years to come. Used VG-fine except some yellowing of the paper. Out of print. $125.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22794 CLARK CAMPBELL’S 1903 SPRINGFIELD BOOK- ORIGINAL PRINTING BLOCKS - These are actual printing blocks made for use in printing one of the early editions of Clark S. Campbell’s books on the M1903 Springfield, which went through several title changes over time. The illustration number and place in the book varied but for reference we list where the illustration was used in his final edition “The ’03 Era” so you can see it better. An unusual attention grabbing item to add to a display of M1903 Springfields, or gun books. See photos for details. This is lead based type printing plates on a wood black base, each about 4.25” x 7.5” overall with image size almost filling the block. Selling these individually for $18 each, or take the lot of five for $75.00

22794-4 (’03 Era page 16) Illustration No. 4 Cartridge, Ball, Cal..30 Model of 1906 and Barrel Changes Necessitated by Shortened Case Neck and New Bullet Ogive (View Picture)
22794-16 (’03 Era page 64) Illustration No.16 Original Turning Bolt for Cal..22 Rifle 1919 (View Picture)
22794-47 (03 Era page 215) Illustration No. 47 M1903 Bolt and Firing Mechanism (View Picture)
22794-48 (03 Era page 218) Illustration No.48 Cal..22 M1922 Bolt and Firing Mechanism (View Picture)
22794-49 (’03 Era page 219 (top)) Illustration No. 49 Cal..22 M1922M1 Bolt and Firing Mechanism (View Picture)

22429 Francis Bannerman Catalog- 1940-41-42-43 catalog - Used fair condition. Covers are ratty and loose with Scotch tape repairs, and next page in front and back are nearly as bad, but the rest is pretty solid, and great reading to make you lust after a time machine, and your tears from weeping at the absurdly low prices will not do much more damage. A fascinating look at militaria selling in "the good old days" when trowel bayonets were 85 cents, double row Mills belts 60 cents, 12 pdr Napolean cannon with carriage, limber, gunners implements, $1,000.00, CS musket slings $1.00, trapdoor rifles $4.25, .58 muskets $10.00. A wonderful memento of the old days. $35.00 (View Picture)

21643 THE BREECH LOADER IN THE SERVICE 1816-1917- - A HISTORY OF ALL STANDARD AND EXPERIMENTAL U. S. BREECHLOADING AND MAGAZINE SHOULDER ARMS- by Claud Fuller. Flayderman 1965 reprint edition, hard bound, 381 pages 8 ½” x 11”. There are few books in this field that can be called "classic". The BREECH-LOADER IN THE SERVICE is one. We have constantly referred to it in our many collecting and dealer activities. This covers nearly every breech loading long arm adopted or tested for use by the U.S. Army from 1819 through the end of WW1- from the Hall to the M1903 and M1917 rifles, and all the Civil War carbines and the numerous trial guns in the early cartridge era of the 1870s-90s. For many guns this is about the only source of information to even identify what the heck they are, let alone find some history, and in many cases patent drawings or trials reports and drawings and explanations of operation and disassembly. While there are plenty of other good references on at least half of the guns covered here, this is the book you will end up needing for those occasional oddballs. Used, good-very good with just a bit of light fingerprint soiling. Good dustjacket with plastic protector. Ex-library copy with usual numbers and labels, etc. An important reference that every U.S. martial arms collector needs to own. $55.00 (View Picture)

20780 European & American Arms c. 1100-1850, by Claude Blair - 134 pages 9” x 12” hardbound, 1962. This is an excellent introduction to the details of ALL types of arms, including edged weapons (swords of all types); pole arms; daggers, non-forearm projectile weapons- slings, bows and crossbows; firearm ignition systems- matchlock, wheellock, snaphance, , flint and percussion; development of long arms and hand guns; breech loading arms; repeating arms; spring and air guns; accessories; combination arms; and a section on the decorative arts applied to arms. In addition there are about 70 pages of photos (not included in the 134 page count) of museum specimens and about 20 pages of superb line drawings of items. Unlike some of the fluffy but colorful “coffee table” arms history books, this is serious research and serious history by a British scholar employed at HM Tower Armouries and the Victoria & Albert Museum. For an advanced collector who has a lot of knowledge in a specialized niche, this would be a good review to place their knowledge in the overall context of arms history. This is another of the early 1960s arms history books that spurred gun collecting by making information available on subjects that had hitherto been largely ignored. Highly recommended. Good reading copy with the cheap paer turning yellow, but information is still excellent! Cheap, too! $18.00 (View Picture)

17091 U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS 1776-1956, JAMES E. HICKS - My absolute favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 212 pages, with about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. They include just about every standard model longarm and handgun of the period covered as well as numerous trial and experimental pieces. This 1962 edition is the final one with a bit more content, but essentially same as the earlier 1957 edition with the same title, and very similar to the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Used, excellent copy, nice and clean with good dustjacket, although the paper is starting to yellow a bit. An absolutely essential book for any U.S. Arms collector! $75.00 (View Picture)

17090 THE SPRINGFIELD 1903 RIFLES- WILLIAM S. BROPHY - Hardcover, 616 pages 8.5" x 11" profusely illustrated. The superbly researched definitive study of the M1903 Springfield in all its variations and all the neat ammo, accessories, appendages and other items related to them. Loaded with history, detailed specifications, dates, etc. Indispensable reference for anyone planning to own more than two of the 1903 series rifles, including sniper, sporter, or training variations. Brophy was an Army Ordnance Corps officer, and later the historian for Marlin, and highly respected by all arms collectors and scholars, making him uniquely qualified to do this superb book. (I have worn out two copies of this since it first appeared in 1985!). Used copy, near new condition except the top right corner of the front cover has a small bump or bend, nothing horrible, just not perfect, and will be a great reference anyway for years of service. Regular $75.00 this copy is only $50.00 (View Picture)

14454 The Krag Rifle by William S. Brophy - 1980 first edition published by Beinfeld. 258 pages, hard bound in excellent condition with good dust jacket having just a few small chips or tears. This is a superbly researched reference on all the U.S and also the Norwegian and Danish Krags, and all the U.S. Krag related accessories. While about 80% of the material overlaps with Frank Mallory’s book “The Krag Rifle Story,” either is sufficient for most collectors but a serious collector really needs both to ensure they have every last bit of detailed information. This book is out of print and being offered in the range of $169 to $259 by some other dealers. Our price is $95.00 (View Picture)

14453 THE AMERICAN BAYONET 1776-1964- ALBERT HARDIN - 234 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. This was the first book on collecting American bayonets, published in 1964, and it really enlightened collectors about what was out there an started bayonet collecting as something more than just an afterthought about some accessory to a rifle you already owned. Some of the information has been superseded (e.g.- Reilly has added much more to our knowledge of socket bayonets, Hartman on the Krags, etc), but Hardin is still a classic reference. It remains the only reference to really address the bewildering field of brass handled sword bayonets, although there are some errors which have been discovered since this was published 45 years ago. This contains the physical and background descriptions and illustrations of over two hundred separate and distinct types of American bayonets from Colonial times to the present day. The text is profusely illustrated, and remains an excellent introduction or overview of the subject. The book covers Angular, Ramrod, Sword/Saber, Knife, Fencing, Intrenching, and Bolo Bayonets. Also included are the important variations of many standard types. The scabbards of many of the bayonets are discussed. There is also a Listing of Bayonet Patents and an extensive bibliography. Overall about excellent except dustjacket shows some rubbing and scuffing. $165.00 (View Picture)

14452 Confederate Arms- Albaugh & Simmons - 278 pages about 8.5” x 11” hardcover with fair dustjacket, otherwise VG-fine condition. This was one of the first books to address Confederate arms in a scholarly manner as collectable items. Published in 1957, at a time when gun collecting was just starting to explode (okay, bad pun…) and Centennial fever had not yet started, this provided the foundation for all subsequent writings on the topic. For the most part, the authors got it right, and newer works add to, and do not correct much of this pioneering work. It is still one of the best introductions to the field (the other being Bill Edwards’ Civil War Guns). It includes 201 black and white plate, bibliography, and is divided into six parts titled as: "Handguns - Revolvers and Pistols;" "Shoulder Arms-Rifles, Muskets and Carbines;" "Edges Weapons-Swords, Knives, Bayonets and Pikes;" "Armories-And Items Pertaining Thereto;" "Accoutrement-Belt Plates, Buckles, Buttons, Insignia and Trivia;" and Directory-Makers, Gunsmiths, Dealers, and Those Men, Places and Items Connected With Confederate Ordnance." Still a highly respected reference on the subject, reprinted many times. $25.00 (View Picture)

14219 BAYONETS FROM JANZEN'S NOTEBOOK - 253 pp 8" x 10" soft covers. Absolutely the best single reference book for anyone interested in bayonets. It covers nearly all the standard models of all countries of all periods. Excellent line drawings with brief descriptions, organized by country and then by date. While it will not list the 10 maker/marking variations for a specific model, it is essential to identifying stuff, and to give an idea of what a complete collection might consist of. Jerry Janzen was President of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors, and had one of the best collection in the country. This is the first edition, published as a paperback. There was a second, hardback edition of 258 pages, but this one is just as good for all practical purposes. Excellent, gently used copy except for the small corner fold and crease on the front cover, visible in the photos. OUT OF PRINT and hard cover copies are advertised with prices averaging $150 and up. Get this while you can for only $95.00 (View Picture)

14216 SPRINGFIELD MUZZLE LOADING SHOULDER ARMS 1795-1865- by Fuller - A Description of the flintlock muskets, musketoons and carbines and the muskets, musketoons, rifles, carbines and special models from 1795 to 1865 with Ordnance Office reports, tables and correspondence and a sketch of Springfield Armory. Written by Claud E. Fuller and published by Francis Bannerman in 1930. This was THE seminal work for collecting of U.S. martial or Springfield arms. Nothing had been written previously, and other than just being old obsolete military surplus guns laying around, there were few collectors in those days. Claud Fuller assembled the first comprehensive collection, fortunately preserved by the National Park Service at the Chickamauga battlefield park as one of the great reference collections. If you ever get a chance, go visit it! Overall very good condition except for a torn spot on the lower part of the binding on the spine, and some yellowing to the 80 year old paper. An important reference that belongs in every U.S. martial arms collector’s library. This is the original 1930 first edition, not the later paperback reprint. 176 pages about 8.5” x 11” An important reference. $35.00 (View Picture)

13994 THE AMES SWORD COMPANY 1829-1935, BY JOHN D. HAMILTON - 255 pages hardbound. The most prolific American sword makers over the longest period of time, the Ames factories turned out more models in larger quantities that all other American makers combined. Their swords saw service from obscure frontier Indian skirmishes to every famous battle fought by American military forces from the 1830's to the turn of the 20th century. For the enlisted man Ames supplied ruggedly made, yet well-constructed swords, under government contract. For officers, who usually purchased their swords privately, Ames made available extensive selections, with numerous variations and custom features, of both the regulation "pattern" types and non-regulation - highly elaborate swords specifically designed for presentation purposes. Hundreds of black & white photographs. Comprehensive text. Used copy overall fine to excellent except missing the dustjacket. OUT OF PRINT. A valuable reference. $125.00 (View Picture)

20763 ARSENAL OF FREEDOM: THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY - Hardback, not the paperback! Bill Brophy's final book, containing the complete text of all the annual reports from the Armory from 1890 to 1948. Most contain extremely detailed listings of items produced (complete arms, spare parts, experimental items) and those altered or repaired, and often reports on items inspected by Armory personnel sent to Colt, Winchester or other makers. This information is not available anywhere else, except if you manage to find copies of the annual reports one by one with great cost and much effort. This was initially published in both a hardback and a paperback version, but serious collectors quickly snapped up most of the hardbacks. We found this as new copy and know that someone needs it. This will be a key reference source for decades, and hardback is definitely better choice. Massive 400 pages 8.5" x 11" Old dealer price sticker on flyleaf, otherwise as new. First copy of this we have had in several years. $95.00 (View Picture)

19385 Lot of Seven firearms Auction catalogs (Cowans, Little John, Butterfield) - Lots of full color photos and detailed descriptions and estimated values. The lot includes: Cowans October 25, 2011, and May 2-3, 2012. Butterfield’s May 30-31, 1994. Little John’s November 9-10, 2003 (four catalogs covering five sessions). Heavy glossy paper, probably 20 pounds of beautiful guns. The lot for only $15.00 (View Picture)

19002 Francis Bannerman Catalog- 1945 large catalog - Used VG-fine except for minor torn spot at top of spine. A fascinating look at militaria selling in "the good old days" when trowel bayonets were 85 cents, double row Mills belts 60 cents, 12 pounder Napoleon cannon with carriage, limber, gunners implements, $1,000.00, CS musket slings $1.00, trapdoor rifles $4.25, .58 muskets $10.00. Reminds me of when my 1955 Bannerman catalog almost got confiscated by my 9th grade algebra teacher. Too bad he didn't- I might not have ended up doing this today! This one comes with the original mailing envelope where it was sent to an aviation cadet who later went on to a career in the USAF. Ahh, the GOOD old days! $75.00 (View Picture)

18936 Francis Bannerman Catalog- January 1943 12 page circular - This is a 12 page circular sent out to advertise some of Bannerman’s incredible stash of military surplus collector treasures. Most are taken directly from their catalog, but some are probably unique to the circular. Just collecting copies of all of Bannerman’s different advertising and catalogs would be a fun, and lust-filled hobby. It may even spur the invention of time travel by someone eager to partake of the bargains available back then. Used excellent condition, this one is dated January 1943, although the 1940 date is prominently displayed marking their 75th anniversary. $10.00 (View Picture)

18928 American Polearms 1526-1865, Rodney H. Brown - Published by Norm Flayderman in 1967. 198 pages 6 x 9 inches. The definitive reference on Polearms in America. Polearms (edged weapons for cutting & thrusting, mounted on a long pole) have a long history in America from the Indians, the Vikings, the European explorers and colonists to their Civil War usage as an infantry weapon of last resort – and revival by Union forces for equipping Lancer units. This work is an important study in the field of American military history and weapons. Book sponsored as a Standard Reference Work in American military history by the Company of Military Historians. One hundred and fifty plates with 250 individual items illustrated. As new condition except for slight rub marks on the dust jacket. $95.00 (View Picture)

18736 CIVIL WAR CAVALRY WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION- LOT OF TWO BOOKLETS - COL Berkeley R. Lewis was a career Army Ordnance officer and a very advanced arms collector and historian, and his “Small Arms & Ammunition in the United States Service” is a seminal and respected reference for the field. These two monographs that Lewis wrote were published by the American Ordnance Association just prior to the Civil War Centennial when people were just becoming interested in arms and ammunition of the period. “Notes on Cavalry Weapons of the American Civil War 1861-1865,” 1959, 31 pages 7.5” x 9.5” paper covers is an introduction to the carbines, handguns and edged weapons of the Cavalry. “Notes on Ammunition of the American Civil War: 1861-1865,” 1961, 31 pages 7.5” x 9.5” paper covers is a superb survey of all types of small arms and artillery ammunition used in the civil war. The line drawings of the paper cartridges and artillery projectiles are probably the best of any of dozens of books I have on such matters. While later and much larger works will cover many variations not included here, this is sufficient for probably 95% of items in this broad category. Although brief and introductory, these are loaded with solidly researched facts, excellent (albeit small) illustrations, and a lot of factual data gleaned from many sources. AN excellent introduction, summary or even a great refresher for the advanced collector to step back and see the big picture again. These are new old stock and may have some slight storage soiling on the covers. [Two other similar pamphlets completed the American Ordnance Association’s set: “Notes on Ordnance of the American Civil War” by Harold Peterson; and Eugene Canfield’s “Notes on Naval Ordnance of the American Civil War.”] Price for one copy of each of the B.R. Lewis booklets for $12.00 (View Picture)

17591 Dutch Firearms by Arne Hoff - 252 pages 9” x 11.25” hardback, 1978, First Edition by Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications. This superb work covers Dutch firearms from the 14th century to the 19th, or the end of the flintlock period, including military and sporting, handguns and longarms and even some early air guns. This is much more than just a list, or description of a bunch of guns. It is a thoughtful analysis of individual arms and in the context of the time and the region and evolving technology. This is well illustrated with excellent quality photos and some drawings, and reproductions of some period illustrations. This is not one of the bland “coffee table books” but serious scholarly research and presentation of important historical information. The Netherlands were a major commercial power in those years, and thus much of the material here is relevant to arms trends in most other countries, and most countries ended up using some Dutch arms. The author is the former Director of the famed Tojhusmuseum in Copenhagen which houses one of the world's most important collections of arms, who studied ancient firearms for 40 years. The editor, Walter Stryker, a well-known American arms collector, translated this comprehensive volume into English. Book is in almost new condition except it is missing the dust jacket, so priced a little lower. Highly recommended for the serious arms collector. $65.00 (View Picture)

15551 Francis Bannerman Catalog- 1945 large catalog - Used VG-fine. Very good copy of a fascinating look at militaria selling in "the good old days" when trowel bayonets were 85 cents, double row Mills belts 60 cents, 12 pdr Napolean cannon with carriage, limber, gunners implements, $1,000.00, CS musket slings $1.00, trapdoor rifles $4.25, .58 muskets $10.00. Reminds me of when my 1955 Bannerman catalog almost got confiscated by my 9th grade algebra teacher. Too bad he didn't- I might not have ended up doing this today! $55.00 (View Picture)

634 A GUN FOR ALL NATIONS: THE 37MM GUN & AMMUNITION. VOLUME 2- 1914-1924 - Volume 2 continues Robert Mellichamp’s definitive study of all things 37mm. This covers the period 1914-1924 encompassing World War 1 usage and innovations, and the post-war advancements, including Browning’s entry into the competitive world of 37mm guns, and the growing interest in 37mm mountings in aircraft (and anti-aircraft) use. This is projected to be a four volume set when completed, but so far only Volumes 1 and 2 have been published. Most highly recommended! $72.00 (For a better feel of the scope of the contents, please see full description of Volume 1 on our Heavy Ordannce page http://OldGuns.net/catho.htm) (View Picture)

23357 THOUGHTS ON THE AMERICAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL- S. E. DYKE - Sam Dyke and the publisher George Shumway were two significant men in the study of the Kentucky rifle and pistol, and this is one of the best studies on the pistols. Sozens of examples are show in photos (alas, often of only fair quality) along with some historical information on the makers. A great reference for folks who enjoy making accurate replicas of flintlock firearms for shooting or display, or for historians or archaeologists, or artists. 1974 edition, 62 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover. Two old price label scars on the cover, otherwise G-VG condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

23355 THE STORY OF COLT'S REVOLVER- WILLIAM B. EDWARDS - William B., Edwards classic account of Colt and his revolvers. Although many of the details have subsequently been explored in greater depth, this remains an important work for the Colt collector, long out of print. Condition is VG-Fine, with nice dustjacket which is protected by a clear plastic cover that is coming apart, but has done its job. Only the second copy I have ever seen with the dustjacket. 470 pp 8.5" x 11" on coated paper. William B. Edwards is best known for his "Civil War Guns" which remains a standard reference in the field, despite now being 40+ years old. In addition, he was one of those neat people with an incredible memory and imagination, and fun to talk with. $35.00 (View Picture)

23354 THE AMERICAN SWORD 1775-1945 (1980 EDITION) - Revised edition with American Silver Mounted Swords 1700-1815 included. About 345 pages 6" x 9" hardbound. Overall VG- Fine, with good dustjacket. Still one of the best general references for U.S military sword identification and history, by one of the all time great arms historians. $35.00 (View Picture)

23353 AMERICAN GUNSMITHS BY FRANK SELLERS - Frank Sellers tireless efforts to collect and organize information resulted in his publication of American Gunsmiths in 1983. 349 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. This is arranged alphabetically by maker’s name, so it is easy to use. A very handy reference to ID the maker, their location and usually their dates of operation. Many entries reference the source giving a lead for further research. Used fine. Note- There is a revised second edition which was published after Sellers died, with some additional information, but it is paperback, but we have priced this the same as the paperback. $30.00 (View Picture)

23352 HAWKEN RIFLES: THE MOUNTAIN MAN'S CHOICE by John D. Baird - 95 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. This is the 1976 reprint of the 1968 original. Widely regarded as one of, if not THE best on the subject. Thos covers both the “Hawken” rifles as made by Sam and Jake Hawken, as well as their imitators, and also other rifles of the Mountain Men. Used VG-fine. $75.00 (View Picture)

23351 COLONEL COLT, LONDON: The history of Colt's London Firearms, 1851-1857, by Joseph G. Rosa - 216 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound, published in 1976. There are scores, or perhaps hundreds of books written on Colt firearms, but few have any real detail on Colt’s London operations. This is a solidly researched and well written study which nicely fills that gap. Out of print and hard to find. Essential for a serious Colt collector, and interesting for more general collectors. Previously owned, fine with fine dust jacket but paper is starting to yellow a bit on the edges. $95.00 (View Picture)

23350 BOARDERS AWAY WITH STEEL - THE EDGED WEAPONS AND POLEARMS OF THE CLASSICAL AGE OF FIGHTING SAIL, 1626-1826 - Mowbray Publishers, 1991, hardcover, 1st edition. Near new with plastic cover for dustjacket. 160 pages 8.5” x 11’ An all-encompassing study of naval armament under fighting sail. This first volume covers axes, pikes and fighting blades (cutlasses, etc) in use between 1626 and 1826 - tracing their development in the navies of England and Northern Europe through that of the United States with particular attention to the period of the American Revolution through the War of 1812. Heavily illustrated with art and photography including a lavish 8-page color section. $48.00 (View Picture)

23349 THE GOVERNMENT MODELS- WILLIAM H. GODDARD - William H. Goddard 293 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. This is a near new copy. Extensive coverage of the models leading up to the M1911 and then loads of info on mainly the civilian production of the M1911 through 1924. It has what appears to be a complete listing of shipping data on the commercial M1911s, including notations on presentations, special features, etc. A valuable reference for the Model 1911 collector, supplementing the very pricey Clawson book which deals mostly with the military pistols. $45.00 (View Picture)

23342 U.S. CARTRIDGES & THEIR HANDGUNS (Hardbound) - By Charles Suydam- 333 pages 6” x 9” hardbound, 1977. Chuck Suydam was one of the most knowledgeable collector in the country, and for many decades handled the Question and Answer section of the Gun Report magazine. This book is encyclopedic in its coverage, both in terms of ammunition and handguns, sort of a crossover reference for gun collectors and cartridge collectors to tell “the rest of the story” of the other side. This begins with paper cartridges, and goes through pinfire, rimfire, centerfire and even Gyrojets! For each handgun caliber (from .22 up to .50 caliber) one or more of the cartridges are shown, with data and history, along with a sample handgun of that caliber. Excellent condition, autographed and inscribed on the title page by the author to a former owner. Excellent reference and thought provoking history from a true expert. $49.00 (View Picture)

22927 SWORDS & BLADES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - GEORGE C. NEUMANN - 288 pages 9” x 12” hardcover, not the flimsy paperback reprint. Swords and Blades of the American Revolution pictures, details, and identifies more than 700 arms, tracing the evolution and history of each weapon. Located in private collections and institutions, the majority never before photographed for publication, the weapons pulled together here create the first comprehensive study of bladed weapons of the American War for Independence. Spanning the total Colonial period, with major emphasis on the years from 1700 to 1783, this book provides new insight on the shaping of basic weapon patterns and sketches a picture of America's evolving education in military tactics. Neumann is the recognized expert on Rev War arms, and this is a superb reference. In addition to the photos of the weapons, there are numerous excellent line drawings by noted military artist George Woodbridge depicting them in period use. Highly recommended. Used VG-fine with dustjacket. $30.00 (View Picture)

22926 FINE SADDLES, BITS AND SPURS- BUTTERFIELD AUCTION, NOVEMBER 21, 1989 - About 80 pages 8.5" x 11" profusely illustrated, many photos in color, with the prices realized listing. A valuable reference. $10.00 (View Picture)

22833 SYSTEME LEFAUCHEAUX- CONTINUING THE STUDY OF PINFIRE CARTRIDGE ARMS- by Chris Curtis - Foreword by Norm Flayderman. 312 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. Profusely illustrated, rarity chart, biblio., index, full-color dustjacket. Until now, few arms collectors or historians have realized how extensively pinfire arms were purchased, issued, and used by both Union and Confederate forces alike during the American Civil War. Jeb Stuart and Stonewall Jackson carried pinfire revolvers, as did many of their Yankee counterparts! This excellent book tells the complete story of pinfire arms--their development by Casimir Lefaucheux; their refinement over the years; models, calibers, identification, patents, proofmarks, makers, U.S. and foreign military adoptions and issues, pinfire cartridges, headstamps, and much, much more. Very simply, a must-have book for every antique arms collector. Previously owned but otherwise near new except for some wear on the edges of the dust jacket. $45.00 (View Picture)

22755 LOT OF TWO VINTAGE CHRISTY GUN WORKS CATALOGS - About 100 pages each, basically a compilation of the manufacturers’ parts drawings and price lists from most of the popular makes and models of the 1950s-70s. These were used and show a few notations and greasy fingerprints, but handy references nonetheless. $10.00 (View Picture)

23295 M1903 SPRINGIELD INSTRUCTION AND SAFETY MANUAL FROM CMP - Now a collectible item, but filled with great safetyinfo, history and detailed instructions for disassembly and care. These were originally shipped with rifles sold by CMP. $4.00 (View Picture)

22928 A COLLECTION OF COLT HISTORICAL PRINTS 1836-1873 (6 DIFFERENT COLT PRINTS CIRCA 1942) - During WW2 the Colt company was busy filling military contracts and had nothing to sell civilian customers. To keep up their name recognition and interest in future sales, Colt came up with this set of prints which they advertised in the American Rifleman and other places. Now about 70 years old, these have become collectible items in their own right, and are great accessories for a display of any of the Colt arms depicted, or general decorative use in the home or office. Paper size is about 11” x 14” and these look fantastic when framed. This full set contains six drawings of Colt's most famous revolvers. The collection includes: the Texas Patterson-1836; the Walker-1847; the Wells Fargo-1848; the Colt Navy-1851; the Colt Army-1860 and the Peacemaker-1873. All prints show sketches of revolver above different action scenes with model and caliber below. The prints are on white board stock in a protective folded cover and cardboard sleeve. The prints rate excellent with the folded cover showing some soiling and age yellowing and some rust on the metal clasps. A nice collection of prints for the Colt enthusiast. I frequently see these offered at $150 or so, but our price is only $55.00 (View Picture)

22924 SMITH & WESSON HANDGUNS BY ROY MCHENRY AND WALTER ROPER- HARDBOUND W/SLIPCASE - 233 pages 8” x 10.5” hardbound published by Stackpole in 1958. This is the pioneering history of S&W, skillfully setting it in the context of it competitors, products and technology advances, and the overall economic conditions that controlled the development of the arms industry from the mid 19th century onwards. There are better books for the nitty gritty details if you need to distinguish “Third model, second change, first variation” details (Jim Supica’s Standard Catalog of S&W is highly recommended.) However this book is ideal for a collector seeking to understand the big picture and full story, as well as details about guns. Overall VG-fine condition with good slipcase. $35.00 (View Picture)

22921 SAMUEL E. SMITH MEMORIAL 1912-1983- BY WISCONSIN GUN COLLECTORS ASSN. - About 50 pages 8.5” x 11” soft covers. This is an interesting tribute to one of the giants of the arms collecting world, prepared by the Wisconsin Arms Collectors, which Smith founded. He was a frequent author, as well as member of many prestigious arms collecting groups. This publications reprints many of those articles along with photos, some of the eulogies, as well as several talks that Smith himself gave. The first few pages are advice to beginning collectors, and well worth reading, even by very advanced collectors. His main focus was U.S. martial single shot pistols, Reid knuckledusters, Lindsay pistols and several other areas. Well worth the time to read about this interesting gentleman. $8.00 (View Picture)

22920 U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS 1776-1956- JAMES E. HICKS - My favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 212 pages about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. They include just about every standard model longarm and handgun of the period covered as well as numerous trial and experimental pieces. This 1962 edition is the final one with a bit (2-3 pages) more content, but essentially same as the earlier 1957 edition with the same title, and very similar to the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Excellent plus condition with bright dustjacket so that this copy would almost pass for new. An absolutely essential reference book for any U.S. Arms collector. $85.00 (View Picture)

22918 CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA [Volume 1]- FRANCIS LORD - 360 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound with good dustjacket. This is an excellent beginning reference for anyone interested in Civil War artifacts. Published during the Civil War Centennial, (now 50 years ago!) this covers the most interesting and common items from arms to uniform to soldiers personal gear, etc, basically in alphabetical sequence. Well illustrated with photos, contemporary drawings, or catalog illustrations. Suitable for a young collector to thumb through or serious collector to study in detail. Lord eventually added three more volumes, getting into scarcer and less interesting items, but this is one that is the most useful. Used, overall VG-fine condition. $18.00 (View Picture)

22917 BANNERMAN MIITARY GOODS CATALOG- 1949- ORIGINAL- SUPERB CONDITION - Francis Bannerman Sons were the leading surplus dealers of the era from 1865 through the 1960s, with their inventory ranging from huge cannons to buttons, with literally tons of stuff filling their "Island Arsenal" warehouse and their store at 501 Broadway in New York City. All the Bannerman catalogs are similar, with many of the items included (without prices) for decades, but always great reading. This is an excellent condition copy, complete with the mailing envelope addressed to the original purchaser, who became an expert collector. Extremely educational reading, making you lust for a time machine to go back and stock up. Ah, the good old days.… $75.00 (View Picture)

22914 ARMS & ARMOR IN COLONIAL AMERICA- HAROLD L. PETERSON - 350 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound with fair dustjacket in plastic cover. A good using copy of one of the classic references on Revolutionary War and earlier arms and armor in America. Written by the highly respected Harold L. Peterson in 1956 this earned the endorsement of the equally respected Company of Military Collectors and Historians. Well illustrated, but not a coffee table bit of fluff, but a very useful reference book on this topic which has received little attention. Used fair to good with yellowing pages, but one any arms collector really should read. $20.00 (View Picture)

22913 U.S. MILITARY HOLSTERS & PISTOL CARTRIDGE BOXES- SCOTT MEADOWS - Scott Meadows' superbly researched and illustrated 432 page study published in 1987. The definitive work on the subject, lavishly illustrated with photos, blueprints, and holsters in use in the field. This is an important addition to any U.S. military arms collector's library, as it provides a greater understanding of the way material was procured, issued and repaired, as well as providing dates and quantities of items procured. Besides the valuable content, this is also the most beautiful gun book every published in my opinion, the maroon cover is heavily embossed, and gold leafed with the title and large ordnance escutcheon (belted flaming bomb). Really handsome! Unfortunately, this is out of print and copies are exceedingly hard to find. We used to have one or two a year, but it has been about 3 years since we had the last one. Except for some scattered light scuff marks the exterior is excellent. The edges of the pages are showing some very minor soiling, otherwise the contents are fine to excellent. Comes with the errata sheet noting a few minor corrections (in an envelope in the back cover). Autographed by the author with inscription to original owner. An exceptional reference for the advanced U.S. martial collector. $325.00 (View Picture)

22910 THE WINCHESTER HANDBOOK- GEORGE MADIS - 1981 First edition, signed by the author, 287 pages 6” x 9” hardbound. An exceptionally useful overall reference covering the various models made by Winchester. Loaded with production figures, details of most major variations of each model, production dates for serial number ranges (sometimes not quite correct, but still the best that is readily available). Lots of good photos. An ESSENTIAL reference for any Winchester collector. Used, fine to excellent condition. $40.00 (View Picture)

22909 BOOK OF THE CONTINENTAL SOLDIER- HAROLD L. PETERSON - 287 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound, published in 1968. Used fine with good dustjacket. This is an exceptionally important book, basically “Revolutionary War Artifacts 101” written by the head museum planner and Curator of the National Park Service, in cooperation with the leading collectors and historians of the day. It covers all the weapons, uniforms, accoutrements, camp life equipment etc. Included are a nice mix of photos of artifacts, sketches, color art, and detailed drawings. Anyone even thinking of collecting Rev War items, or just wanting to learn more about history of military life of that period, NEEDS to read this book. If possible, even START with this book. Highly recommended! $15.00 (View Picture)

22908 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN FIREARMS- JAMES SERVEN - 224 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover. James Serven was a well known collector and author in the 1950s-70s. Published in 1975, this book is a series of short chapters on various topics regarding arms history in the U.S. All are good overviews, or refreshers, in case someone has become so deeply immersed in a narrow topic that they need to climb out and see the big picture again. Pages yellowing and becoming brittle, but still a good read. $5.00 (View Picture)

22907 FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMIERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES (5TH EDITION) - Although this essential book is now in its 9th edition, this copy is the 5th edition, published in 1990. While the values have changed quite a bit over the years, about 98% of the identification information in the current edition is unchanged from the 5th, so this is still a very valuable tool to help confirm if a gun you see is a rare variation or not, and even the outdated value will give an indication if the value range is roughly the same as some other guns you are familiar with, or perhaps a lot more (or less!) and might be a good investment. Every serious collector needs a copy of Flayderman’s Guide for their gun library. The smart ones also have a copy thrown in the car, just in case they stumble across something while travelling. This is a well used copy and the pages are yellowed, but investing just a few bucks in this and having it with you can help find a treasure for your collection, or a real bargain you can turn over to help buy something you really want. $5.00 (View Picture)

22905 GAS, SPRING AND AIR GUNS OF THE WORLD- WHB SMITH - [Smith's Standard Encyclopedia of] by W.H.B. Smith. 1957 edition by Castle Books, 279 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. Used G-VG with fair. This is the best book available on all types of air guns. History, technical information, photos, drawings, very useful for collector or dealer. Long out of print, but reprinted in 2009 attesting to its exceptional value to collectors. Highly recommended. Air guns provide a fun collecting field for people stuck in areas controlled by hoplophobic (irrational gun fearing) idiots. $20.00 (View Picture)

22904 SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD- 5TH EDITION (1955) BY W.H.B. SMITH - 768 pages in this edition, full of the customary historical information, and detailed data and disassembly/operating info. Used good, but there is a lot of insect spotting on the inside covers and flyleaf, but not the actual pages themselves. This is one of the most respected and authoritative books on small arms which went through something like 13 editions. While each has some unique content, any of them are superb references. A beginning collector would do well to read and re-read the historical information at the front to become familiar with different types of arms and their history. A great using copy for a reasonable price. $29.00 (View Picture)

22903 LEVINE'S GUIDE TO KNIVES AND THEIR VALUES (1985 EDITION) - “The Complete Handbook of Knife Collecting.” 480 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover, published in 1985. Loaded with info for knife collectors, or people who might want to know more about knives they have. Pages are yellowed and becoming brittle, but loaded with good info. If you like this one, you can get one of Levine’s newer editions which get into values as well. $5.00 (View Picture)

22902 GUN DIGEST BOOK OF KNIVES- by B.R. Hughes and Jack Lewis - 288 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover, published in 1973. The Levine book is more of a catalog of different models, but this on gets into how to buy and care for knives, projects for the do-it-yourselfer, collecting for fun and profit and info on custom makers. Used, overall fine condition. $10.00 (View Picture)

22901 REMINGTON TIPS- E. DIXON LARSON - 99 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover. This has a nice one page summary for each of the Remington handguns from the earliest percussion to the Model 51 semi automatic. It includes the sort of concise info that would be great for a label for a display, or when writing an advertisement if you are selling a gun. Also included are nice clear copies of some of the patent drawings or detailed views of some of the guns. Larson was a serious collector and frequent author for gun magazines back in the day. Used good. $7.00 (View Picture)

22898 BAYONETS FROM JANZEN'S NOTEBOOK (FIRST EDITION- SOFT COVER) - 253 pp 8" x 10" hardbound. Absolutely the best single reference book for anyone interested in bayonets. It covers nearly all the standard models of all countries of all periods. Excellent line drawings with brief descriptions, organized by country and then by date. While it will not list a dozen maker/marking variations for a specific model, it is essential to identifying stuff, and to give an idea of what a complete collection might consist of. Jerry Janzen was President of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors, and had one of the best collections in the country. This is the first edition softcover. There is a subsequent hardback edition with 6 additional pages, but both are long our of print, and getting very pricey. Used about good condition, scuffed and lightly soiled, but a good using copy filled with valuable information. $75.00 (View Picture)

22755 LOT OF TWO VINTAGE CHRISTY GUN WORKS CATALOGS - About 100 pages each, basically a compilation of the manufacturers’ parts drawings and price lists from most of the popular makes and models of the 1950s-70s. These were used and show a few notations and greasy fingerprints, but handy references nonetheless. $10.00 (View Picture)

22736 MG-34 RECEIVER BLUEPRINTS (TWO SHEETS) - Fine for getting critical dimensions right when making a dummy gun. Although this shows ALL the details for a live receiver, this is for reference and historical purposes only. Any desire to make a receiver or restore a cut up one to functional condition requires prior BATFE approval. Two sheets about 20" x 24" $10.00 (View Picture)

22735 Winchester's North West Mounted Police Carbines and Other Model 1876 Data - by Lewis Yearout, Winchester's North West Mounted Police Carbines and Other Model 1876 Data 205 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover, privately published in 1998. Although the focus in on the NWMP used Model 1876 rifles and carbines, this is loaded with other 1876 related information, including serial numbers of those used by the NWMP, ammunition, cartridge boards, loading tools and molds. As new, signed by the author. $65.00 (View Picture)

22734 GUNS OF THE NEW WEST: A CLOSE UP LOOK AT MODERN REPLICA FIREARMS - by David Chicoine. 264 pages soft cover, packed with info on all the new made copies of antique guns that wont the west. History of the originals, reviews of how well the replicas perform, detailed parts drawings and tips for shooting, also holsters, etc. Great for the Cowboy Action shooter, or anyone wanting a better understanding of the old guns. Also a good source of information on replicas that may be the basis for fakers to try to scam the gullible collector. Used excellent condition. $22.00 (View Picture)

22733 GUNS OF THE AMERICAN WEST - by Dennis Adler. About 330 pages, mostly in color with handsome photos of virtually every type of gun associated with the old west. Think of this as popular history or a good overview, not necessarily nuts and bolts details of model variations for the advanced collector. A really handsome book, and probably pretty good history as well. Used excellent with excellent dustjacket. $15.00 (View Picture)

22732 CARTRIDGES OF THE WORLD (11TH EDITION) - Gently used, near new copy of this classic that is an essential reference on all types of ammunition, and indirectly the guns that use it. Loaded with dimensions, ballistics info, and also historical data such as dated introduced, etc. Each edition is a bit better than the last, but if you don't have one, might as well start with the newest and most up to date that includes all the sexy new .17 caliber rimfires, etc. One excellent table in the back lists all the standardized U.S. military calibers and numerous other useful appendices. 552 pages 8.5" x 11," softcover. List price $29.99 but our price with FREE SHIPPING is only $23.00 (View Picture)

22731 GUNS ON THE EARLY FRONTIERS- - Carl P. Russell, 395pp 6" x 9". Hardbound, good dustjacket. One of the classic studies of firearms in the context of their historical use. Russell was a high ranking official in the National Park Service, along with Harold Peterson, another noted arms author, and they did much to promote the respectability of arms collecting in the mid 20th century. Nice copy. $20.00 (View Picture)

22730 U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS 1776-1956, JAMES E. HICKS - My favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 212 pages, hardcover, about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. They include just about every standard model longarm and handgun of the period covered as well as numerous trial and experimental pieces. This 1962 edition is the final one with a bit (2-3 pages) more content, but essentially same as the earlier 1957 edition with the same title, and very similar to the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Overall about good condition with somewhat rough dustjacket. One pair of pages has come detached from the binding and has been taped back in place, so this is a great using copy for a gun collector, but one that a book collector might not find quite as appealing. An absolutely essential reference book for any U.S. Arms collector. $55.00 (View Picture)

22729 SPRINGFIELD MUZZLE LOADING SHOULDER ARMS 1795-1865 - A Description of the flintlock muskets, musketoons and carbines and the muskets, musketoons, rifles, carbines and special models from 1795 to 1865 with Ordnance Office reports, tables and correspondence and a sketch of Springfield Armory. Written by Claud E. Fuller and published by Francis Bannerman in 1930. This was THE seminal work for collecting of U.S. martial or Springfield arms. Nothing had been written previously, and other than just being old obsolete military surplus guns laying around, there were few collectors in those days. Claud Fuller assembled the first comprehensive collection, fortunately preserved by the National Park Service at the Chickamauga battlefield park as one of the great reference collections. If you ever get a chance, go visit it! Overall good-very good condition with some yellowing to the 80 year old paper. An important reference that belongs in every U.S. martial arms collector’s library. This is the original 1930 first edition, not the later paperback reprint. 176 pages about 8.5” x 11” $35.00 (View Picture)

22728 AMERICAN GUNSMITHS BY FRANK SELLERS (1st Edition hardbound) - This is the hardbound 1983 first edition, not the 2008 paper back version that added some more makers. Used G-VG condition with fair dustjacket. Still a very important reference with about 98% of the info in the newer edition. $25.00 (View Picture)

22711 The .45-70 Springfield by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch - A North Cape “For Collectors Onlly” book 143 pages 5.5” x 8.5” soft cover. Not the best trapdoor book available, but the cheapest with passably good info. Al Frasca’s two volumes or even the Waite & Ernst books are much better in my opinion. Gently used copy at the bargain price of only $5.00 (View Picture)

22674 EARLY AMERICAN GUNSMITHS- HENRY J. KAUFFMAN - 94 pages 7” x 10” with good dustjacket. Former owner bookplate and inscription on flyleaf. One of the early readily available reference works on American gunsmiths. Most of the info has been incorporated into Frank Sellers more recent book “American Gunsmiths” but nice addition to a library anyway. $10.00 (View Picture)

22673 WARNER CIVIL WAR CAVALRY CARBINES- by COL J. Alan Hassell - Out of print- 81 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover. The detailed story of one of America's lesser known firearms companies and one of the most attractive carbines provided to Union cavalry units during the Civil War. Contains never-before-published photos and detailed facts about the carbines and their inventors. A must for the carbine collector and those interested in ordnance of the American Civil War. 81 pages including bibliography. B&W photos and diagrams. Autographed by the author- an excellent, definitive book on the subject- written by my good friend. $15.00 (View Picture)

23346 BIBLE OF BRIDLE BITS VY LEROY HAUG & GERHARD MALM - An illustrated collector's guide to identification and classification of bridle bits with pricing. About 6" x 9" 170 pages soft covers. Used fine. (View Picture)

22785 FIREARMS MANUFACTURE 1880 - 78 pages 5.5" x 8.5" softcover. Reprint of a very interesting official U.S. government document describing mass production techniques and their history in the firearms and ammunition manufacturing industry as of 1880. Many illustrations showing the machinery and tooling involved and some of the forged components. Previous owner name stamp on title page, otherwise excellent. $8.00 (View Picture)

22784 1923 LYMAN SIGHT CATALOG - 52 pages 5" x 7.5" photocopy of the scarce original $2.00 (View Picture)

22781 HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON REVOLVERS & SHOTGUNS CATALOG, CIRCA 1937- ORIGINAL - 32 pages about 4.5” x 6” soft cover, probably circa 1932 as it still lists the Handy gun, but overstamped with rubber stamp notation that it has been withdrawn under the new machine gun law. Date stamped April 17, 1937 on the cover. Used excellent. $15.00 (View Picture)

22780 HOPKINS & ALLEN CATALOG, CIRCA 1915-1918- ORIGINAL - 28 pages 5" x 8" paper cvoers, used G-VG. H&A went out of business in 1918. $20.00 (View Picture)

22779 MARLIN CATALOG 1908- ORIGINAL - 134 pages 5" x 8", missing the paper covers, otherwise good condition. Title page includes 1908 date. $25.00 (View Picture)

22778 MARLIN CATALOG JULY 1915- ORIGINAL - 136 pages 5" x 8", front cover is barely hanging on, and back cover is missing, a bit tattered on the edges, otherwise fair to good condition. Title page includes July 1915 date. $25.00 (View Picture)

22776 REDFIELD SIGHTS CATALOG NUMBER 35B (1935) - 36 pages about 5" x 8" with large fold out in back listing sights and guns they go to. Overall good condition but covers soiled. $15.00 (View Picture)

22775 WESTERN AMMUNITION HANDBOOK (circa 1937-1940) - 72 pages about 5.5” x 8” soft cover, probably circa 1937-1940 as results of the 1936 matches are mentioned, along with photos that seem to be that vintage. Several light spots of paint or something on the cover, otherwise fine. All sorts of info promoting various Western brand rimfire and centerfire rifle, pistol and shotgun ammunition, and several pages on Winchester firearms as well. $12.00 (View Picture)

22773 1933 COLT FIREARMS CATALOG- PACIFIC COAST REPRESENTATIVE PHIL . BEKEART CO. - 40 pages about 7" x 9" covers soiled and has vertical fold where Bubbas stuffed it in a pocket but a good copy of a pre-war catalog with the desirable overprint of Colt's Pacific Coast Representative, Phil Bekeart of San Francisco. Bekeart was a big player in the gun business back in the day, and was a distributor for both Colt and S&W, and is credited for the idea of S&W’s .22 caliber revolvers made on .38 caliber frames for target shooters. Several images of the Bekeart employees and offices are on the Connecticut State Library site, related to his connection with Colt. Great addition to a display of classic old Colt or S&W arms of the pre-WW2 era. $45.00 (View Picture)

22772 1913 HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON CATALOG NUMER 12 - 48 pages about 6" x 9" in color, showing all the H&R products of the day, handguns, shotguns, handcuffs, etc. Minor oiling and a light crease on the front cover, but overall pretty darn nice. $45.00 (View Picture)

22771 STEVENS, SAVAGE, FOX PARTS CATALOG NUMBER 63 (1963) - 52 pages about 8.5” x 11” soft covers. Original catalog with receipt date May 9, 1863 rubber stamped numerous times. This is a used shop copy with dirty fingerprints etc, but loaded with parts drawings, diagrams and prices. Some annotations. Nice "related item” to add to a display, or a treasure for someone who collects or works on Savage, Stevens or Fox guns. $20.00 (View Picture)

22770 LOT OF TWO STEVENS CATALOGS- ORIGINAL 1934 AND REPRINT 1942 - The 1942 reprint has been available for a long time, but this is the first time I have seen a copy of the 1934 catalog (date on the last page), and it has an ink staped date October 20, 1938 on the cover and back cover. Dealer discount label pasted inside the cover. Format and ocntants are similar in both of the catalogs, but there are enough differencs that they are valueable references as well as collectible or great for "related items" to add to a display. Both for $35.00 (View Picture)

22769 REPRINT(?) MARLIN JUNE 1897 CATALOG - About 192 pages 4" x 7" paperbound. This is an excellent job, or may even be original, but I am skeptical about that. Nice reference, or addition to a Marlin display. $12.00 (View Picture)

22767 REPRINT MARLIN CATALOG CIRCA 1900-1910 - 128 pages about 5” x 8” nice quality reprint filled with info on their rifles and shotguns (through Model 1898) and ammo, reloading, etc. Good reference for the Marlin collector or collector of old reloading tools or ammunition. Overall excellent except for Merry Xmas writing on the cover and former owner’s name stamped there as well. $7.00 (View Picture)

22756 STEEL CANVAS by R.L. Wilson - 384 pages 11” x 8.5” hardbound, used fine with good dustjacket. This magnificent and lavishly illustrated volume tells the history of the engraving and embellishment of arms in America. Includes work by Tiffany as well as leading gunmakers from Kentucky longrifles to Colt, Ruger, Winchester, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Derringer and more. Also includes legendary Bowie knives, presentation swords and silver mounted tomahawks. Collectors tend to like arms for one or more of three reasons: technical, historic or artistic merits. This volume provides great insights into the true artistry that can be achieved in firearms. $22.00 (View Picture)

22588 THE JAPANESE SWORD- BY KANZAN SATO - 210 pages 7.5” x 10” hardbound, published in 1982. Originally published in Japanese in 1966 and later translated and adapted for the English speaking market. Sato was one of Japan’s leading sword experts. Chapters include the Development of the Japanese Sword; The Appreciation of Fine Swords; The Mounts of a Japanese Sword; Metal Sword-Fittings; The Making of a Japanese Sword; Sword Appraisal; and Essentials of Sword Care. Many photographs and an extensive bibliography. An essential reference for anyone wishing to explore the ancient mysteries and beauties of the Japanese sword collecting world. Used, excellent with dustjacket. $35.00 (View Picture)

22586 AMERICAN PERCUSSION REVOLVERS - By Frank Sellers and Samuel E. Smith, two noted arms scholars and collectors. An important and out of print reference. Published by Museum Restoration Service in 1971. Hardcover. Very Good condition with good dustjacket, 231 pages about 7” x 10.5”. Well illustrated. From the DJ: "The arms of Colt, Remington, Whitney, Savage and other well known makers have been covered. But more important, so have the less well known makers; from Allen, Alsop, Ames, Anthis, Attwater and Austin, to Warner, Wesson, Western, Whalen, Wheeler, White, Whittier, Wingert and Wyler. Their inventions are recorded and their work is illustrated. Important to this study is the information contained on the production of many of the makers; when designed changed in production; when new revolvers were introduced and discontinued; how many of each design were manufactured and what patterns will be found. American Percussion Revolvers has been designed as the ultimate reference book." Inscribed by Sam Smith to the former owner, a serious advanced collector. Signed by One Author (Smith). $95.00 (View Picture)

22584 THE ARMOURER AND HIS CRAFT: From the XIth to the XVIth Century by Charles Ffoulkes - 199 pages 8.5” x 11” paperback. This is a Dover reprint of Charles Ffoulkes classic 1912 book. Filled with all sorts of info on making, wearing, cleaning all sorts of armor, and many of the stylistic features of the foppish finery of the elite class circa 1000-1500 AD. Used fine to excellent. $10.00 (View Picture)

22583 COLT PERCUSSION ACCOUTREMENTS 1834-1873 BY ROBIN RAPLEY - 432 pages 6” x 9” paperback with excellent photos and detailed descriptions for identifying the various tools and accessories for all Colt pistols and rifles up to 1873. Inscribed and signed by the author to the original purchaser. Out of print. Used G-VG condition. $125.00 (View Picture)

22582 WALLACE COLLECTION CATALOGUES- EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOUR,:TWO VOLUMES- ARMOUR (Vol 1) AND ARMS (Vol 2) - By Sir James Mann. This is the 1962 edition, combined total of about 714 pages about 8” x 10”, hardbound. This is a detailed text with historical notes and also excellent photos (208 plates) of most objects. This is located at Hertford House, a massive British government museum complex, which began as a private collection in the 1700s, and kept growing until donated to the Crown around 1900. Various editions of this catalog have been offered, dating back o 1900. An important reference source on both armor of all types and also arms, both edged weaponry and crossbows, wheellocks and flintlocks. Used fine to excellent in handsome green leatherette type binding. BOTH hardbound volumes for only $49.00 (View Picture)

22581 SAMUEL COLT PRESENTS: A Loan Exhibition of Presentation Percussion Colt Firearms (with slipcase) - This is the photo catalog and record of the Loan exhibition of presentation percussion Colts on display in Hartford, CT November 1961 to January 1962. 292pp 8" x 10.5" with large clear photos on about 2/3 of the pages. This was one of Larry Wilson's earliest books and it is a tremendous presentation of a never-to-be-duplicated exhibit. I was fortunate enough to see this awesome exhibit live, in person, while I was still in High School. Dazzled by the magnificent beauty and history of these guns, I immediately realized that I would never be able to afford a collection of Colts I would be happy with, and decided to stick with beat up old military rifles I could afford. Excellent condition previously owned copy with the slipcase. Wonderful resource to study some of the best known presentation pieces from the finest collections with impeccable pedigrees. Long out of print and seldom encountered. $49.00 (View Picture)

22579 THE JOHN WOODMAN HIGGINS ARMORY: CATALOG OF ARMOR - By Stephen V. Grancsay, 1961. 128 pages 7.5” x 10” hardbound. One of the finest private collectiosn of armor in the world, cataloged by one of the greatest experts on the subject, Grancsay who was curator of arms and armor at the Metropolitan Museum. Well illustrated and an instructive read on the subject, but it will make you want to go visit the collection in person in Worcester, Massachusetts. Used, excellent. $25.00 (View Picture)

22204 U.S. KRAG BAYONETS: HISTORY, VARIATIONS, MODIFICATIONS - By Donald J. Hartman. Privately published in 2008, 311 pages about 8.5” x 11” hardbound with dustjacket. Profusely illustrated, mostly in color with crisp photos of the bayonets, blueprints, vintage photos showing them in use, etc. This is an exceptionally well researched book on a specific subject, and will stand as the definitive work on the subject. Every detail of the Krag bayonets and scabbards is covered, along with much on their issue and use. Even the West Point cadet variations, both the early short versions and the later chrome plated ones which served until the M14 rifles arrived at the Corps of Cadets. This is a new copy, signed by the author. List price is $110.00, but our price is only $99.00 (View Picture)

22201 SPRINGFIELD MUZZLE LOADING SHOULDER ARMS 1795-1865 - A Description of the flintlock muskets, musketoons and carbines and the muskets, musketoons, rifles, carbines and special models from 1795 to 1865 with Ordnance Office reports, tables and correspondence and a sketch of Springfield Armory. Written by Claud E. Fuller and published by Francis Bannerman in 1930. This was THE seminal work for collecting of U.S. martial or Springfield arms. Nothing had been written previously, and other than just being old obsolete military surplus guns laying around, there were few collectors in those days. Claud Fuller assembled the first comprehensive collection, fortunately preserved by the National Park Service at the Chickamauga battlefield park as one of the great reference collections. If you ever get a chance, go visit it! This copy was owned by Anthony D. Darling, as noted by his signature and date (5.12.1956) on the flyleaf. Darling was a noted military arms researcher in his own right, albeit mainly on British arms. Overall fine condition with some yellowing to the 80 year old paper. An important reference that belongs in every U.S. martial arms collector’s library. This is the original 1930 first edition, not the later paperback reprint. 176 pages about 8.5” x 11” $45.00 (View Picture)

22393 American Gun Makers by Arcadi Gluckman and L.D. Satterlee - Ulbrich, 1940 first edition. 186 pages hardcover about 6” x 9” in overall G-VG condition but paper is yellowing. One of the pioneering efforts to compile a list of American gun makers. This was one of the several sources which became the basis for Frank Sellers’ American Gunsmiths which is the most complete listing to date. $10.00 (View Picture)

22392 American Firearms Makers by A. M. Carey - 1953, about 150 pages hardcover about 6” x 9” in overall G-VG condition but no dustjacket. One of the pioneering efforts to compile a list of American gun makers. This was one of the several sources which became the basis for Frank Sellers’ American Gunsmiths which is the most complete listing to date. Nice addition to a classic arms library. $10.00 (View Picture)

22353 American Gun Makers by Arcadi Gluckman and L.D. Satterlee - Stackpole ,1953, revised second edition, 253 pages hardcover about 6” x 9” in overall G-VG condition with somewhat tired and slightly torn dustjacket. One of the pioneering efforts to compile a list of American gun makers. This was one of the several sources which became the basis for Frank Sellers’ American Gunsmiths which is the most complete listing to date. Nice addition to a classic arms library. $10.00 (View Picture)

22337 LOT OF THREE BOOK BY ROBERT ABELS- two on Bowie knives... - 1-Early American Firearms (The American Arts Library)- 61 pages about 4” x 6” a mini-coffee table overview. 2- Bowie Knives from the Collection of Robert Abels- 1962, 140 pages, softcover, overall excellent. Valuable and profusely illustrated coverage of one of the premier collection of Bowie knives ever assembled. 3- Bowie Knives- 48 pages, circa 1960s? The lot of three for only $75.00 (View Picture)

22336 FRONTIER STEEL: THE MEN AND THEIR WEAPONS BY WALDO E. ROSEBUSH - “The Men and Their Weapons”- Published by the Eastern Washington Historical Society in 1958, 355 pages, hardbound. This is pretty good history with solid research, footnotes, maps, images of famous people and much on the guns. This is very much an overview of military and civilian, and outlaw expansion in the west from the time of the Mexican war until the “closing of the frontier” circa 1893. When written, this was a pioneering work, as few “gun collector” books had yet been written. Since then many higly specialized and details books have been written on segments of the story covered here, but this would be an excellent starting point to see the big historical picture before delving into the fur trade era, the Mexican War, emigration trails, or the myriad models of guns involved. Signed by the author with inscription to the previous owner. $40.00 (View Picture)

22335 HISTORY OF SMITH & WESSON- - Roy G. Jinks- This is the 1977 first edition, but the third printing (in December 1977). This is the classic reference on S&W. Loads of great information with more depth than the more recent, but also essential, Standard Catalog of S&W by Supica & Nahas, which does a superb job with the dozens of models introduced since 1977. Nice clean copy, no dustjacket. $25.00 (View Picture)

22334 ENGLISH, IRISH & SCOTTISH FIREARMS MAKERS- - by A. Merwyn Carey. One of the pioneering works on the field. 121 pages hardbound about 6" x 9". Overall fair to poor condition with weak binding, yellowing pages, a number of written notations added, spine faded and torn. But, good info is where you find it. $10.00 (View Picture)

22333 ARS MECHANICA: THE ULTIMATE FN BOOK - Massive 576 page oversize 10” x 13” detailed coverage of all aspects of Fabrique National and their products from the beginning up through 2008 including the nifty SCAR assault rifle. This is a beautifully done, solidly researched work that obviously appeals to anyone interested in Browning arms, as well as all other aspects of FN’s operations which encompass a huge number of military arms over the years. This is an official project of the Herstal Group, written by Auguste Francotte, Claude Gaier and Robert Karlshausen. Destined to be a classic, these are available in limited numbers. Brand new in the sealed shrink wrap. $95.00 (View Picture)

22330 Battle Axes, James D. Gamble - Published by Mowbray (of Man at Arms fame) in 1981. 93 pp 6" x 9" hardback with a number of photos and drawings. The definitive work on the subject. Out of print. Used excellent with fine dustjacket. $18.00 (View Picture)

22329 COLT'S VARIATIONS OF THE OLD MODEL POCKET PISTOL 1849-1872 - by P.L. Shumaker. 150 pages hardbound about 6” x 9” with good dustjacket. This was the pioneering study of the Colt Pocket Model. While the recent Jordan and Watts study of the 1849 Pocket model is probably the definitive work on the subject with unsurpassed data and detailed photos, the Shumaker book still belongs in the library of any Colt collector. This was published in 1957, about the time that the first reliable and detailed reference books on gun collecting and guns began to appear on the market. A classic. $29.00 (View Picture)

22328 GERMAN WEAPONS, UNIFORMS INSIGNIA 1841-1918 BY JAMES E. HICKS - 158 pages hardbound with dustjacket about 6” x 9”. James E. Hicks was a noted arms collector and historian and this was a major contribution which is still useful for anyone interested in the pre-1918 German military items. Although not a huge volume covering everything in great detail, it is a useful overview of the topic with full view of the forest, instead of getting bogged down in discussion of finer points of individual trees in the forest and being hopelessly lost. Recommended. $10.00 (View Picture)

22326 A CHECKLIST OF 18TH AND19TH CENTURY ILLINOIS GUNSMITHS (2ND EDITION) BY CURTIS L. JOHNSON - 32 pages paperback 5.5” x 8.5” inscribed by the author on the inside cover. 1982 second edition listing all Illinois gunsmiths known to the author, with photos of many of the marks they used. Overall VG condition, and a valuable reference to a collector interested in arms of that era and geographic area. $10.00 (View Picture)

22325 THE KRAG RIFLE STORY- (2ND EDITION) BY FRANK MALLORY- OUT OF PRINT - 343 pp 8.5" x 11". The second, much expanded edition with greatly expanded information including numerous tables of important information for collectors. This covers all variations of the U.S. military Krag rifle, as well as the Danish and Norwegian models. Also, the related ammunition, bayonets and others accessories. Besides all the expected details, this has 78 page listing of rifle/carbine serial numbers that have been discovered during the author's 20 plus years digging into military records at the national Archives. For these guns, a specific event and date can be documents. Some are very important (such as the carbines issued to Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" in the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry) while others are merely notations of reports of defects, or loss or shipment. This is the essential definitive reference work on Krags, and belongs in every serious U.S. Martial Collector's library. Now out of print and getting hard to find. This is a previously owned copy with some soiling on the edges of the pages but otherwise fine condition with good dutjacket. $149.00 (View Picture)

22324 LOT OF 3 BOOKS ON WW2 GERMAN MILITARY ITEMS - 1- German Machnine Gun MG-34 2- SS Helmets- A Collectors Guide by Kelly Hicks 3- Nazi Belt Buckles by Jack Britton What you see is what you get. Good reference material for anyone interested in WW2 German stuff. Used VG-fine condition, all paperbacks. $20.00 (View Picture)

22323 LEE ENFIELD NUMBER 4 RIFLES- ALAN PETRILLO - Handy reference guide, 64 pages paperback, like new. $8.00 (View Picture)

22321 COLLECTORS PICTORIAL BOOK OF BAYONETS- FREDERICK J. STEPHENS - 126 pages, softcover 5.5” x 8.5” in good condition. Nice overview of bayonets with emphasis on early and oddball, but an excellent introduction. Lots of good illustrations. $5.00 (View Picture)

22320 GUIDE TO THE PROPER ACCOUTREMENTS FOR HARTFORD PRODUCED PERCUSSION COLT REVOVLERS- FRED SWEENEY - 53 pages, spiral bound, privately printed. This details the correct tools, molds, cap tins and ammunition packets to accompany the Hartford made percussion Colt revolvers. Handy reference for the serious Colt collector. Near new condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

22318 TEN OLD GUN CATALOGS COMPILED BY L.D. SATTERLEE - the companion to his "Fourteen Old Gun Catalogs.". This one contains catalogs circa 1864-1866 from Merrill, Peabody, Henry, Spencer, National and also 1869 FOlson, 1871 Great Western, 1876 James Brown and 1880 Homer Fisher as well as 26 pages from the 1877 Renington catalog. Lots of illustrations. Soft cover about 500 pages 5.2" x 8.2”. Used VG-fine condition with minor wear on the covers. A super reference if interested in arms of that formative metallic cartridge era. $15.00 (View Picture)

22317 FOURTEEN OLD GUN CATALOGS- COMPILED BY SATTERLEE - the companion to his "Ten Old Gun Catalogs.". This one contains Sharps catalogs for 1859, 1864, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880 and Maynard 1885. Marlin Ballard 1888, Stevens1888, Stevens Pope 1902, and Sharps-Rowan testimony. Lots of illustrations. Soft cover about 500 pages 5.2" x 8.2”. Used G-VG condition with minor scuffing and a small fold on the cover, and edges starting to yellow, but still a very useful copy. $15.00 (View Picture)

18827 PITMAN NOTES ON U.S. MARTIAL SMALL ARMS & AMMUNITION 1776-1933: VOL FIVE- - MISC. NOTES- CALIBERS .58, .50, .30 CONFEDERATE AND FOREIGN Volume FIVE of a five volume set of detailed data and drawings (mostly cutaways) showing details of US small arms, along with detailed information on ammunition (including box labels and wooden crates) and in some cases in later volumes, pages from the manuals. This set is now OUT OF PRINT. Pitman was a high ranking Ordnance officer in the post-Civil War era and one of the first serious students of these arms and kept meticulous notes from primary sources and examination of arms and ammunition in the Ordnance Department collections. I highly recommend the entire series, but only have a few of the volumes, no complete sets, so grab them while you can. Volume FIVE (212 pages, hardbound 8.5” x 11”) covers the M1865 “First Allin”, Miller and Milbank conversions of the .58 muskets, the M1868 .50-70 rifle and carbine. and the .50 caliber single shot pistols by Remington and Springfield, and the manual and lots of ammo details for the .30-03 caliber Rod Bayonet M1903 Springfield, along with later versions in .30-06. The Confederate and foreign section deals mostly with ammunition packets and the like. This is a new condition copy, with new condition dustjacket. $55.00 (View Picture)

18824 PITMAN NOTES ON U.S. MARTIAL SMALL ARMS & AMMUNITION 1776-1933: VOL FOUR- - U.S. MAGAZINE RIFLES & CARBINES, CALIBER .30 Volume FOUR of a five volume set of detailed data and drawings (mostly cutaways) showing details of US small arms, along with detailed information on ammunition (including box labels and wooden crates) and in some cases in later volumes, pages from the manuals. This set is now OUT OF PRINT. Pitman was a high ranking Ordnance officer in the post-Civil War era and one of the first serious students of these arms and kept meticulous notes from primary sources and examination of arms and ammunition in the Ordnance Department collections. I highly recommend the entire series, but only have a few of the volumes, no complete sets, so grab them while you can. Volume FOUR (194 pages, hardbound 8.5” x 11”) covers the Krags and Model 1903 rifles, (but not the M1903A1 or later versions). This has the most complete section on early .30 caliber ammunition of any source I know showing box labels and dimensions. This is a new condition copy, with new condition dustjacket. $55.00 (View Picture)

18821 PITMAN NOTES ON U.S. MARTIAL SMALL ARMS & AMMUNITION 1776-1933: VOL TWO - REVOLVERS AND AUTOMATIC PISTOLS Volume TWO of a five volume set of detailed data and drawings (mostly cutaways) showing details of US small arms, along with detailed information on ammunition (including box labels and wooden crates) and in some cases in later volumes, pages from the manuals. This set is now OUT OF PRINT. Pitman was a high ranking Ordnance officer in the post-Civil War era and one of the first serious students of these arms and kept meticulous notes from primary sources and examination of arms and ammunition in the Ordnance Department collections. I highly recommend the entire series, but only have a few of the volumes, no complete sets, so grab them while you can. Volume 2 (174 pages, hardbound 8.5” x 11”) covers most of the Colts from the Walker through the Model 1911, and some Remingtons and Smith & Wessons. An additional section has some information on other Colt semi-autos and various foreign military semi-autos and their ammunition. This is a new condition copy, with new condition dustjacket. $55.00 (View Picture)

21712 FLARE GUNS & SIGNAL PISTOLS: THEIR USE, DESCRIPTION AND ACCESSORIES - By Robert M. Gaynor, 178 pages 8.5” x 11” soft covers. This book is the best single reference on this subject for collectors today. In fact, except for brief passage in obscure manuals, or discussion of a gun or two the scope of a more general work there is nothing conveniently available on this subject. Given the number of people who collect flare guns it is amazing that there is not more written on the subject. At this point, flare guns are still mostly modestly priced, and remain an attractive collecting field with few regulations and a good variety of items. Some 96 different Flare or Signal pistols are covered, with dimensions and some historical background and information on maker and the intended use. This is on the same page as a good sketch of the item. There is not much information on total numbers made or other indication of relative rarity, but it is a good starting point for further research. The drawing allow you easily identify your gun with the one in the book. There is a drawing and info for each of 37 U.S. flare and signal guns, ranging from Civil War Army and Navy models up to late 20th century commercial products. He also covers 11 British or Canadian designs, 9 French, 17 German, 4 Italian, 3 Japanese, 6 Russian/Eastern European designs, and 9 from other countries. Besides the guns Gaynor covers 29 holster or carrying kits, and 19 different types of cartridges, along with a 10 page table with more detailed info on cartridges. An excellent bibliography and good index complete this book. This is a very useful and accurately researched book on this specialized topic, which we use every time we encounter any flare or signal gun, and one that anyone interested in Flare or Signal guns needs in their library. $25.00

20390 Superimposed Load Firearms 1360-1860 - 536 pages hardbound, one of only 500 copies printed. The first, and only, comprehensive work covering 500 years of development of superimposed load firearms. Some are like the Lindsay double musket or Walsh types where a separate action is required to fire successive loads, while others are more of a “Roman candle” effect where sequential loads are fired automatically after the first shot. A little studied type of firearm distinctly different from competing revolving mechanism, multiple barrel and repeating actions used to increase the firepower of weapons. This is a good reading copy but it has suffered from poor storage and has some damp staining in the margins, and the exposed parts of the hard covers (both top and bottom) show water and/or insect damage, but it is largely hidden by the good dustjacket when on your bookshelf. Scarce book on a specialized topic deserving more recognition by students and historians of firearms technology. $195.00 (View Picture)

18184 CIVIL WAR NAVAL ORDNANCE- lot of 3 booklets - Eugene Canfield was the leading authority on U.S. Navy ordnance of the Civil War period, at least at the time of the Civil War Centennial in the 1960s. He wrote a great booklet for that occasion, published by the American Ordnance Association in 1960. This one is titled “Notes on Naval Ordnance of the American Civil War,1861-1865” 23 pages with blue paper covers, and we have TWO COPIES of this one in this lot. This has good tables and line drawings and notes and bibliography. This led to his selection to write a monograph for the U.S. Naval History Division in 1969 with the catchy title “Civil War Naval Ordnance” which is well illustrated with period photos and drawings, and has notes and bibliography in its 24 pages. All of these are about 8” x 10.5” with paper covers. The lot of 3 for only $12.00 (View Picture)

20395 MG-34 MG-42 German Universal Machine Guns by Folke Myrvang - The definitive work on the Mg-34 and MG-42 machine guns. Out of print and getting hard to find. This is a used copy with some minor soiling or fingerprints and rub marks on the dustjacket, but a great reference copy for the collector or historian. As with all the Collector Grade Publications, these are thoroughly researched, well written, carefully edited and highly accurate references with many great illustrations. $95.00 (View Picture)

20393 OVERSIZE PLATES ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATED BRITISH FIREARMS PATENTS 1714-1853 - This book was compiled & edited by arms collecting giants Stephen Grancsay and Merrill Lindsay, and published by the Winchester Press. About 300 pages 7.25” x 10.75” with handsome binding. Includes listing of all British firearm patents 1714 to 1853, and the text of each one. Many have illustrations showing the details. Only 1000 of the books were printed, and the were each accompanied by an additional cardboard folio with the oversize illustrations for many of the patents. However, the large plates were difficult to store and almost always got separated from the book itself, so most of the books on the market are lacking the large plates. We have here one set of the plates in the original cardboard packaging, ready to complete your copy of this important reference work. There are about 50 or 60 plates, many about 20” x 24” but some smaller size (larger than letter size). Among the instantly recognizable items are Colt Paterson revolving rifles, Colt Dragoons, Adams revolvers, Collier revolvers and many others that are obscure or less known. I imagine the plates could be sold off individually to specialized collectors, but we prefer to keep them intact as a set so someone can enhance the usefulness of their orphan volume which lost its plates along the way. $125.00 (View Picture)

20389 COLT COMMEMORATIVE FIREARMS from the G.M. Bartelmay Collection - 126 pages 7” x 9” hardbound edition, not the paperback. This is the 1973 dated 2nd, revised edition. R.L. Wilson listed as author, and published by Robert Cherry of Geneseo, IL. Cherry was one of the driving forces behind the “Commemorative” gun boom of the 1960s, so his connection adds some great background. The book covers each of the Colt Commemoratives through 1973 with technical features, production data, and background and color photos. This has all the info needed to turn a collection of these guns into a great educational display. Used excellent, would pass for new. $75.00 (View Picture)

20372 STANDARD CATALOG OF MILITARY FIREARMS- 2ND EDITION - Soft cover, 350 pages 8.5” x 11” published in 2003. This is a very useful book, covering nearly ALL military firearms from 1870 to the present, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, carbines and machine guns. Most have a photos to help ID them, and there is generally a very informative brief description and history, as well as approximate values as of 2003. This is now in the 6th edition which ahs some additional improvements, but basically just an update of this one. While the value information is somewhat dated, and was not all that great to start with (at least in my opinion) this is a very handy book. 30 years ago a copy of Small Arms of the World would be the first reference to grab on military arms, but this one is much better since it covers the more recent developments and has some basic value guidance. (Small Arms of the World is still essential for the disassembly info for the items listed in it, and the broader historical backgrounds.) Used excellent copy that could almost pass for new $10.00 (View Picture)

20370 THE WORLD'S GREAT SMALL ARMS - 176 pages 9.5” x 12” hardbound, near new condition. With the aid of eight gatefolds featuring superbly annotated cutaway illustrations, 120 full color illustrations, color and black and white photographs, and an authoritative text, this book includes the following weapons; Rifles, from the M1 Garand to the Steyr AUG; Machine Guns, Browning to Negev; Submachine Guns, Tommy Gun to the Ingram; Handguns, Webley to Glock 17; Shotguns, Winchester to Pancor Jackhammer; and covers all the main types of anti-tank and anti-personnel grenades. A “coffee table book” but a very good one. The cutaway drawings would be good additions to a display of the guns. $10.00 (View Picture)

20367 AR-15, M-16 AND M-16A1 5.56MM RIFLES - 8.5” x 11” about 100 pages softbound. This is a Desert Publications reprint of several GI and commercial tech manuals on the AR-15 and M16, M16A1 rifles. Some dated 1964, but dates on others is not clear. Printed in 1985, but believe it is largely unchanged from earlier editions dating back to 1968. Used fine. It is hard to grasp that the M16 is now the longest serving U.S. military rifle in history. (Even though way behind the 100 years of the M1911 pistol!). This book is what collectors knew early in its career. $10.00 (View Picture)

20366 THE OFFICIAL SOVIET 7.62MM HANDGUN MANUAL (1895 NAGANTS AND MODEL 1933 TOKAREVS) - About 9 ½” x 12” with soft covers. This is essentially a translation of the two Russian manuals into English, using the original black and white illustrations. Done by Paladin press, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., 1997. Very similar to other military manuals, with detailed description of the weapon, disassembly, reassembly, how to operate, firing positions, etc. Great for display with either the Model 1895 Nagant revolver or the Model 1933 Tokarev semi auto pistols. Used excellent. (Out of print). $49.00 (View Picture)

20365 COLLECTORS GUIDE TO MILITARY RIFLE DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY - Great book by Mowbray and Puleo showing how to take apart and reassemble most military rifles collectors will encounter. Very useful. $30.00 (View Picture)

20364 BAYONET FROM JANZEN'S NOTEBOOK- (USED COPY- hardcover) - Probably the best starting reference for anyone interested in bayonets of the world. This is a gently used copy, but the former owner did put some sort of clear cover material on the covers that is permanently stuck in place. Great using copy. OUT OF PRINT AND VERY FEW NEW COPIES LEFT FOR SALE. This used copy is a bargain at only $75.00 (View Picture)

20363 CARTRIDGES OF THE WORLD 9TH EDITION- Frank Barnes - Used good copy of this classic that is an essential reference on all types of ammunition, and indirectly the guns that use it. Loaded with dimensions, ballistics info, and also historical data such as dated introduced, etc. Each edition is a bit better than the last, with the newest and most up to date that includes all the sexy new .17 caliber rimfires, etc. However, any of the editions is a great reference for a gun collector or cartridge collector needing info on cartridges which have been around a while. One very large table int he back lists nearly all cartridges and their dimensions, so you can figure out what some oddball cartridge is without thumbing through every page. New copies run about $35 but this slightly aged veteran is ready for years of usefulness at only $10.00 (View Picture)

20362 LYMAN BLACK POWDER HANDBOOK AND LOADING MANUAL- 2ND EDITION - The best source of info on the bullets and powder charges for all types of black powder cartridge and muzzle loading arms. $12.00 (View Picture)

20361 MILITARY SMALL ARMS OF THE 20TH CENTURY- 5TH EDITION - Ian Hogg and John Weeks- “A comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia of the world’s small caliber firearms.” 303 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover, published in 1985. Good reference for the modern military stuff similar to small arms of the world, but a bit newer. Printed on cheap paper which has yellowed and turning brittle, so condition fair but very usable. $5.00 (View Picture)

20358 GUN DIGEST 1999- 53RD ANNUAL EDITION - Loaded with the usual good stuff. Great reference. Near new condition, Cheap! $3.00 (View Picture)

20354 TREASURY OF THE GUN - 250 pages, 8.5" x 11.7" hardbound with fair dustjacket. A nice coffee table book with lots of photos and excellent as a beginer introduction to weapons. Author is Harold L. Peterson, with Howard Blackmore, Claude Blair and William Reid, curators of four of the leading arms museums in the entire world. $5.00 (View Picture)

20353 DER REICHSREVOLVER UND SEINE VARIANTEN - 464 pages, hardbound. Used VG. German language, will illustrated. The definitive study of the Reichsrevolver that served as the German service pistol from 1879 until replaced by the 9mm Pistole 08 Luger in 1908. $125.00 (View Picture)

20299 A GUN FOR ALL NATIONS: THE 37MM GUN & AMMUNITION. VOLUME I- 1870-1913 - Robert Mellichamp’s massive work (627 pages, 8.5” x 11” soft covers) is accurately subtitled “A history of 37mm guns, ammunition and manufacturers in 4 volumes from 1870 to the present day.” And it delivers what it promises! This could also be considered a tangential partial biography of a diversely talented and experienced arms inventor, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, who worked with Colt on revolvers; invented an artillery projectile prior to the Civil War; designed a bolt action repeating rifle for Winchester in the 1870s; and went to Europe to work on artillery designs. There, and later with Vickers and Maxim Hotchkiss developed single shot artillery pieces for Navy and Army use (the ubiquitous 1, 3 and 6 pounders); revolving guns mainly in 37mm; and eventually a 37 machine gun. Hotchkiss’ self contained artillery ammunition introduced in 1870 was the first successfully used in artillery, initially with an external friction primer and cartridge cases made of three pieces riveted together, but later with modern drawn cases and centerfire primers. After some introductory and biographical information on Hotchkiss, the next 250 pages details the myriad 37mm guns designed by Hotchkiss, PLUS those designed by other such as Driggs Seabury, Nordenfelt, Skoda, Krupp, with line drawings of nearly all, and with lots of detailed information on numbers procured, when, from whom, and how employed- naval broadside or fighting top mounts, fortress flank defenses, field carriages, etc, often down to the specific site or vessel. This covers virtually the whole globe, from European powers to backwater nations of Asia or South America. This includes 37mm guns which were used as sub-caliber guns in or on larger guns. There is also some information on subcaliber cartridges used in the 37mm guns (from .22 rimfire up to centerfire rifle or pistol cartridges) and a bit of information on the tools used to reload 37mm cartridges. Pages 263 to 593 detail various types of 37mm ammunition from the many, many nations which used 37mm guns. This includes the initial “one pounder” 37 x 94mmR cartridge up through the one pounder- heavy and up to the 37 x 332mmR Skoda anti-balloon gun of 1908. Dimensioned drawings are provided for the case and projectiles, and in many cases there are details of the fuze as well. I used to think that collecting 37mm ammunition would require maybe 20 rounds for a good collection (from 1870 to the present) but I was totally off base. With another three volumes coming to cover the remaining time, this is a huge field! Remember, they used 37mm guns in the P-39 aircobra, on PT boats, and even in an abortive Gatling gun in recent years, as well as the main gun for the M3 and M5 light tanks, an anti-tank gun, and an anti-aircraft gun. I expect to see all of these in the future volumes of this set. Another 25 pages list all known maker of 37mm cartridges (during the period of this volume 1870-1913) all over the world, which is a great reference source for collectors of any artillery ammunition. This is a truly impressive work, with far more information of interest to the historian or arms collectors with only passing interest in the cartridge themselves than might be expected. For a cartridge collector, it is absolutely essential. Highly recommended reference, sure to be a classic. $72.00 (View Picture)

20077 MODERN RELOADING, 2ND EDITION, BY RICHARD LEE. - Thei is from the folks at Lee Precision who make the reloading tools. Published in 2003 has a reputation as being a good reliable book. $12.00 (View Picture)

20716 U.S. MILITARY AMMUNITION REFERENCE LIBRARY ON CD - Covering all types of ammunition for small arms, mortars, artillery, grenades, bombs, rockets, pyrotechnics, and signals! Seven of the most important official references, with over 2,600 pages of information, loaded with detailed drawings, specifications, markings, etc. Dates range from 1923 to 2003, with most WW2, Korea and Vietnam vintage ammo covered in detail. High quality .pdf files that are fully searchable using the free Adobe Acrobat. You can copy and paste selected text or images into other documents for collectors or historians. This material is all on a single CD. Free shipping in the U.S. $20.00 (View Picture)

20023 JAPANESE MILITARY CARTRIDGE HANDGUNS 1893-1945 - By Herry Derby and James Brown, 350 pages 8.5” x 11” hard cover, superbly illustrated. Previously owned and except for the faintest traces of fingerprints on a few pages and minor folding of the dustjacket this would almost pass for new. This is a definitive source of information on Japanese handguns, their development, and their history, focusing on military cartridge arms from the 1893-1945 period. Signal pistols, foreign-procured military handguns, ammunition, holsters, and accessories are also covered. In addition to black and white, there are color illustrations of significant specimens. A number of newly discovered variants are identified and described, and expanded tables of reported serial numbers and production data are provided. Coverage and explanation of Japanese markings is superb, and there is a detailed study of inspection marks on the most widely known Types 14 and 94 pistols. For the firearms collector, enthusiast, historian or dealer, this is the most complete and up-to-date work on Japanese military handguns ever written. $65.00 (View Picture)

19721 ROUND BALL TO RIMFIRE: PART 4 - A HISTORY OF CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION - PART TWO - SIGNED By the Author – 8.5” x 11” hardbound, 328 pages - This is the first (of an esitmated three) volumes to cover Confederate ammunition. The text sets the stage for the organization of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau and the emergence of Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, who was one of the few federal ordnance officers to resign his post and join with the "rebellion." But, Gorgas could not run the Bureau alone, and the addition of John W. Mallet to his staff as Superintendent of Laboratories in the spring of 1862, was destined to bring order out of the chaos amid frenzied demands for small arms ammunition. Includes examples of over 650 specimens of Confederate bullets and cartridges, in addition to bullet moulds and numerous other illustrations. Dean Thomas does wonderful research and writing and these volumes are the definitive coverage of the subject. $50.00 (View Picture)

18186 REPORT OF MILITARY COMMISSION TO EUROPE 1855-1856 (MORDECAI REPORT) - includes the important "Rifled Infantry Arms: A brief Description of the Modern System of Small Arms as adopted in the various European Armies by J. Schoen" translated from the German by Captain Josiah Gorgas, later the Confederate Chief of Ordnance. This is an important reference loaded with informatin from visits to most of the European powers and detailed drawings and spsecifications for their arms and in some cases the arsenals where they were made or stored. To some extent, this served an unexpected use in 1861 as officers and private parties from the north and south hurried to Europe to buy up as many arms as possible for use during the Civil War. Overall in VG plus condition, the best of any of the four copies we have encountered in over 40years of collecting. Pages have some of the usual brown spotting encountered on old paper, and some chipping on the ends of the spine, but is a pretty nice copy for the collector, as well as the researcher to mine for data. $195.00 (View Picture)

19696 The Burnside Breech Loading Carbines by Ed Hull - Superb reference, used excellent with good dustjacket. Hardbound about 6" x 9" $15.00 (View Picture)

19694 Illustrated Guide to the '03 Springfield Service Rifle- Bruce Canfield - This is the second (or revised) edition Canfield’s excellent study that covers all variations of the M1903 service rifle. This is a great book for the beginning M1903 collector, although Brophy’s massive book is the definitive source with far more on oddball variations and every accessory known to man. Hard cover, 8.5” x 11” autographed by the author. Used, excellent, could almost pass for new. $45.00 (View Picture)

19691 Lot of 3 books on M1 Garand - This includes Scott Duff’s excellent “M1 Garand Owner’s Guide” detailing mechanical features and tips for maintenance and shooting; The M1 Rifle- a reprint of articles by the National Rifle Association including disassembly instructions, history, etc. The Fighting Garand Owners Manual is an older general purpose booklet on history and mechanical features, use, etc. The lot of three, used good to excellent condition for only $20.00 (View Picture)

19689 Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges - An excellent introductory study by the leading expert on Civil War ammunition, Dean Thomas. Good little handbook about 5” x 7” soft covers. Excellent for collectors, historians or Civil War reenactors or shooters to stump their buddies on trivia tests! Used near new condition. $7.00 (View Picture)

19256 ARGENTINE MAUSER RIFLE 1871-1959 by Colin Webster - 296 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound- new copy. This is a superbly researched and written book. The author lived in South America for several years and gained access to the necessary archives to tell the full story of the Argentine Mausers, from the 1871s to the familiar Model 1891s and later Model 1909s, plus their related bayonets, ammunition, sniper scopes, etc. He provides detailed info on dates of manufacture and shipment. In addition, this book provides key insights into the operations of Loewe and later DWM and their numerous other contracts. Since the Argentines were chronically short of funds to pay their bills, some of their arms were diverted to other countries, or delayed while other (paying!) customers had theirs filled. In addition this has a surprising amount of detail on arms of Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and even Belgium and Turkey. Excellent illustrations, most in color, and the full text of key contracts. This one book could be the basis for a very active and happy collecting specialty, and we use it frequently, and seem to be accumulating more Argentine arms than we realized! Highly recommended! Brand new copy, list price $79.95, but our price is $79.00 including FREE SHIPPING in the US. $79.00 (View Picture)

19251 AN INTRODUCTION TO MBA GYROJETS AND OTHER ORDNANCE- BY MEL CARPENTER - 422 pages (286 in color) 8.5” x 11” spiral bound. This is an amazing book! Most books on guns or ammunition are heavy on the “what” with descriptions of the nuts and bolts, and maybe a little bit of the history behind them. This important contribution to arms and ammunition history also provides details of “how” the items were made, and “who” was involved in their inspiration, design and manufacture, and sales, mostly drawing on unlimited access to Robert Mainhardt, the brains behind MBA and Gyrojet. Even more astonishing are the insights into “why” these items were invented and manufactured. Unlike Sam Colt, or Oliver Winchester, or John Browning, who invented guns and the set out to sell them, Mainhardt (and MBA and his other companies) were in business to make money and had never considered making guns. Initially they were in the research nuclear reactor business, drawing on Mainhardt’s work with the WW2 Manhattan Project. After leaving that business, they stumbled across a Pentagon request for some new weaponry for use in Vietnam, with a vague concept for some sort of miniature rockets. Seizing the opportunity, the miniature rocketry designs they came up with were unprecedented, and although military contracts were seldom forthcoming, they evolved into proposals for hand held weapons, massive salvo weapons to saturate a large area and other innovative schemes. These ranged from rockets small enough to fit in a spy’s cigarette, to larger designs (roughly .22 to .30 caliber range) up to larger items for launching flares and much larger devices for chaff for electronic countermeasures. At some point they came up with the “Gyrojet” pistols and carbines, which are vaguely familiar to many collectors, but previous information on them has been largely based on legends, guesses and misinformation, some of it from their use in a James Bond movie. As the rocket market dwindled, they got into the then new “less than lethal” product business and these are covered as well. This superbly researched book, which will stand as the definitive history of this hitherto little known field, tells the complete story. It is well written, precise in its statements of fact (or conjecture where necessary) and thoroughly sourced. The illustrations are excellent (although a bit small when dealing with tiny items) and many of the items shown are sole survivors or made in very small numbers, largely courtesy of Mainhardt himself. My only complaint is that instead of a traditional “book binding” this soft cover work uses a spiral binding which is convenient for reading and laying flat, but is awkward on a shelf of books and the cover material is a bit think for the purpose. All Gyrojets, Finjets, Lancejets, Javettes, and flares up to and including 40mm are shown at actual size, as are .38-caliber and 12-gauge less-lethal rounds. The book covers every known Gyrojet rocket ever made, from 2.8mm up to 55mm, plus the 0.030-inch Javettes for the “CIA Dart Gun” with their biological or chemical payloads. This almost reads like a science fiction work with surprising challenges and unexpected innovations to meet them. Not only the rockets and ordnance items themselves, but the methods of manufacture, and some of the business decisions necessary for a profit oriented company. This alone makes it a thought provoking read for anyone with an interest in technology or manufacturing or weapons. Mel Carpenter is the right guy to write this book, with a life long interest in arms and ammunition, years of experience as a leader in the International Ammunition Association (http://CartridgeCollectors.org) including as their Journal editor and running the largest Cartridge show in the country. Also, his background as an aeronautical engineer, and Navy and corporate pilot enable him to understand and explain many of the technical issues involved. I have only a few copies of this book, and I highly recommend it. It is also available directly from the author at http://gyrojet.net/ $49.95 (View Picture)

19181 SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD- 12TH EDITION (1983) BY E.C. EZELL - This is the ultimate 1983 edition, with a massive 894 pages, full of the customary historical information, and detailed data and disassembly/operating info. Used excellent (near new) condition with excellent dustjacket. This edition has much more on the semi auto and select fire "assault weapon" type arms than previous editions. This is one of the most respected and authoritative books on small arms and while any of the editions is a valuable reference, this is the most inclusive. While each has some unique content, any of them are superb references. A beginning collector would do well to read and re-read the historical information at the front to become familiar with different types of arms and their history. $40.00 (View Picture)

19180 US MILITARY KNIVES: COLLECTORS GUIDE by Silvey & Boyd - 189 pages 8.5” c 11” soft cover, 1990 edition. This is a highly respected reference book which can also serve as a checklist or inventory for a collector of all types of U.S. Military knives- including pocket knives, the mark 1 and 2 and Kabar type knives, the M3 Trench Knife, various machetes, and privately made and theater made military knives. Similar to the esteemed books by M.H. Cole in scope (except Cole also covers bayonets) and Silvey and Boyd use a mix of photos and excellent line drawings. Used copy with some scuffing and very minor wear on covers and spine, but contents are near new. This is a highly sought after book, with used copies listed on line at prices of $120 and $174. Our price is only $75.00 (View Picture)

18603 U.S. MILITARY SMALL ARMS 1816-1865- ROBERT M. REILLY - Undoubtedly the most useful reference for the Civil War era arms as all those made from 1816 onwards were used to some extent, not just the latest models. Each model rifle, pistol or carbine is thoroughly described with historical data on maker and usage provided. It is illustrated by Reilly’s own precisely rendered detailed drawings. The enduring quality of this book is noteworthy by the fact that it was endorsed by both the prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors and the Company of Military Historians. This is copy 1311 of the privately printed 1970 first edition of 2,000. It was later reprinted. Contents excellent, although paper is starting to yellow somewhat. About 275 pages 9” x 12.5” with a dustjacket that is slightly worn but now protected with a clear plastic cover. An important reference for the Civil War arms collector, along with Reilly’s companion works on U.S. Martial Flintlocks, and American Socket Bayonets & Scabbards. $55.00 (View Picture)

18602 CIVIL WAR BREECH LOADING RIFLES: A SURVEY OF THE INNOVATIVE INFANTRY ARMS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - John D. McAulay 128 pages 8.5” x 11” paperback published in 1987. This has technical details on the various breechloading rifles, with many photos of the guns and especially of troops armed with them. Exhaustively researched, this includes great info on numbers purchased and what units they were issued to, and how well they were received. An excellent reference, used excellent condition. McAulay has an expanded version out as “Rifles of the U.S. Army” but this is adequate for those interested in this narrow niche. $18.00 (View Picture)

18601 THE GOVERNMENT MODELS- WILLIAM H. GODDARD - William H. Goddard 293 pages 8.5” x 11” paperback. This is a well used copy showing much soiling and wear from use and some highlight markings. Extensive coverage of the models leading up to the M1911 and then loads of info on mainly the civilian production of the M1911 through 1924. It has what appears to be a complete listing of shipping data on the commercial M1911s, including notations on presentations, special features, etc. $39.00 (View Picture)

19054 A GUN FOR ALL NATIONS: THE 37MM GUN & AMMUNITION. VOLUME I- 1870-1913 - Robert Mellichamp’s massive work (627 pages, 8.5” x 11” soft covers) is accurately subtitled “A history of 37mm guns, ammunition and manufacturers in 4 volumes from 1870 to the present day.” And it delivers what it promises! This could also be considered a tangential partial biography of a diversely talented and experienced arms inventor, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, who worked with Colt on revolvers; invented an artillery projectile prior to the Civil War; designed a bolt action repeating rifle for Winchester in the 1870s; and went to Europe to work on artillery designs. There, and later with Vickers and Maxim Hotchkiss developed single shot artillery pieces for Navy and Army use (the ubiquitous 1, 3 and 6 pounders); revolving guns mainly in 37mm; and eventually a 37 machine gun. Hotchkiss’ self contained artillery ammunition introduced in 1870 was the first successfully used in artillery, initially with an external friction primer and cartridge cases made of three pieces riveted together, but later with modern drawn cases and centerfire primers. After some introductory and biographical information on Hotchkiss, the next 250 pages details the myriad 37mm guns designed by Hotchkiss, PLUS those designed by other such as Driggs Seabury, Nordenfelt, Skoda, Krupp, with line drawings of nearly all, and with lots of detailed information on numbers procured, when, from whom, and how employed- naval broadside or fighting top mounts, fortress flank defenses, field carriages, etc, often down to the specific site or vessel. This covers virtually the whole globe, from European powers to backwater nations of Asia or South America. This includes 37mm guns which were used as sub-caliber guns in or on larger guns. There is also some information on subcaliber cartridges used in the 37mm guns (from .22 rimfire up to centerfire rifle or pistol cartridges) and a bit of information on the tools used to reload 37mm cartridges. Pages 263 to 593 detail various types of 37mm ammunition from the many, many nations which used 37mm guns. This includes the initial “one pounder” 37 x 94mmR cartridge up through the one pounder- heavy and up to the 37 x 332mmR Skoda anti-balloon gun of 1908. Dimensioned drawings are provided for the case and projectiles, and in many cases there are details of the fuze as well. I used to think that collecting 37mm ammunition would require maybe 20 rounds for a good collection (from 1870 to the present) but I was totally off base. With another three volumes coming to cover the remaining time, this is a huge field! Remember, they used 37mm guns in the P-39 aircobra, on PT boats, and even in an abortive Gatling gun in recent years, as well as the main gun for the M3 and M5 light tanks, an anti-tank gun, and an anti-aircraft gun. I expect to see all of these in the future volumes of this set. Another 25 pages list all known maker of 37mm cartridges (during the period of this volume 1870-1913) all over the world, which is a great reference source for collectors of any artillery ammunition. This is a truly impressive work, with far more information of interest to the historian or arms collectors with only passing interest in the cartridge themselves than might be expected. For a cartridge collector, it is absolutely essential. Highly recommended reference, sure to be a classic. New condition. $72.00 with FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED! (View Picture)

18813 HISTORY OF MODERN US MILITARY SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION VOLUME 1, 1880-1939 REVISED -By Hackley, Woodin & Scranton. An absolutely essential book for anyone interested in U.S. military small arms ammunition prior to WW2. Virtually every regular and experimental round from .22 rimfire through .50 BMG and Trench Gun ammo is included with unbelievable detail and superbly done accurate detailed drawings and images of boxes. The definitive work! Compiled from decades of research at the National Archives, military, public, and private museums and libraries, as well as individual collections, this contains all available information on military small arms ammunition from 1880-1939. Addendum to Volume 1 with 28 pages of additional information, research, and corrections to volume 1. (priced at $7.95 if bought separately) comes FREE with purchase of this volume. New condition. FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED $49.00 (View Picture)

18529 THE AMERICAN BAYONET 1776-1964- ALBERT HARDIN - 234 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. This was the first book on collecting American bayonets, published in 1964, and really enlightened collectors about what was out there. Some of the information has been superseded (e.g.- Reilly has added much more to our knowledge of socket bayonets, Hartman on the Krags, etc), but Hardin is still a classic reference. It remains the only reference to really address the bewildering field of brass handled sword bayonets, although there are some errors which have been discovered since this was published 45 years ago. This contains the physical and background descriptions and illustrations of over two hundred separate and distinct types of American bayonets from Colonial times to the present day. The text is profusely illustrated, and remains an excellent introduction or overview of the subject. The book covers Angular, Ramrod, Sword/Saber, Knife, Fencing, Intrenching, and Bolo Bayonets. Also included are the important variations of many standard types. The scabbards of many of the bayonets are discussed. There is also a Listing of Bayonet Patents and an extensive bibliography. Overall about excellent except dustjacket shows some rubbing and scuffing. $165.00 (View Picture)

18528 THE KRAG RIFLE- BY WILLIAM S. BROPHY - 258 pages, 8.5” x 11” hardbound, first edition (Beinfeld). Brophy’s book is solidly researched and filled with informative and accurate information. It is well illustrated with photos of many rare variations along with accessories and accoutrements. It covers the same ground (except for the foreign models) as Frank Mallory’s excellent “Krag Rifle Story” but while 80-90% of the material is common to both of them, each has some that the other does not, so while either will suffice for most collectors, a Krag specialist will need both. This is out of print. Used, good, but top of spine covering is torn for about 1.5” from careless pulling off a shelf. Dustjacket is dirty, torn and chipped. Pages are somewhat soiled, confirming it was well used by the previous owner, whose bookplate is on the inside cover. $95.00 (View Picture)

18527 KRAG RIFLE STORY (1ST ED). FRANK MALLORY (OUT OF PRINT) - 224 pp 8.5" x 11". Although there was a second edition with 109 more pages, this first edition still has all the essential material, albeit not quite as much as the larger, later, more expensive edition. Most of the added pages were summaries of Krag serial numbers found in the National Archives with some sort of usage information, and only 31 pages were other material.) This covers all variations of the U.S. military Krag rifle, as well as the Danish and Norwegian models. Also, the related ammunition, bayonets and others accessories. . It covers the same ground (except for the foreign models) as Bill Brophy’s excellent “The Krag Rifle” but while 80-90% of the material is common to both of them, each has some that the other does not, so while either will suffice for most collectors, a Krag specialist will need both. This is out of print. Good reading copy, edges of pages lightly soiled, shelfwear on the bottom and dustjacket is dirty, torn and chipped. $115.00 (View Picture)

18359 AMERICAN PRIMITIVE KNIVES, 1770-1870- by Gordin Minnis - Museum Restoration Service, 1983. 100 pages 8.5” x 11” hard cover. One of the few references out there on belt, patch and utility knives of this period, plus daggers and Bowie knives. The main body of the text consists of photographs of more than 60 knives accompanied by a detailed description and whatever history is known. Excellent interior except for former owner’s name stamped on inside cover, dustjacket fine except for some soiling. $50.00 (View Picture)

18205 MANUFACTURE OF THE MODEL 1903 SPRINGFIELD SERVICE RIFLE - About 370 pages 8.5” x 11” with soft covers. The book is a reprint of several important articles on U.S. small arms of the WW1 era. The main section is “UNITED STATES RIFLES AND MACHINE GUNS (332 pages) by Fred H. Colvin & Ethan Viall. This printed in the American Machinist and intended to familiarize people with the DETAILED process involved in making M1903 Springfield rifles. Each part is shown with detailed dimensioned drawings of the jigs, fixtures and tooling used to manufacture the parts, as well as outlining every step performed on the part. It also includes INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS AND SPECIFICATIONS GOVERNING THE MANUFACTURE AND INSPECTION OF THE UNITED STATES RIFLE, CALIBER .30, Model of 1903. July 1916 (35 pages) 3) and a 13 page article on the heat treating process used on M1903 rifles (as of 1928) from Army Ordnance magazine. The major part of this book was published by Colvin and Viall in 1916, but is extremely scarce and pricey if you can even find one. A serious M1903 collector will really appreciate the details involved in making their favorite rifle as they study this reprint version. Used excellent, and would almost pass for new, except for former owner’s name neatly ink stamped on the fly leaf. Out of print, and scarce. $175.00 (View Picture)

18199 SWORDS & DAGGERS- EDUARD WAGNER - London, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 254 pages, well illustrated, cloth, very good. Translated by Jean Layton. From the publisher: "This attractively illustrated handbook is concerned with all types of European cut and thrust weapons. Edouard Wagner, an expert on all forms of such weapons, traces their origin and development from Ancient times to the 20th century, considering their importance as fighting weapons, and discussing their dress and ceremonial significance. The major part of the book consists of Edouard Wagner's own illustrations and descriptive captions for nearly 250 weapons, ranging from bronze swords made eight or nine hundred years before the birth of Christ, through weapons of the Dark Ages and the Medieval period to the bladed weapons still used by 20th century fighting men. Collectors of cut and thrust weapons will find the large number of East European weapons, little known in the West, of considerable interest. Edouard Wagner also includes notes on collecting and classifying cut and thrust weapons." $20.00 (View Picture)

18204 THE KRAG RIFLE- by WILLIAM S. BROPHY (out of print) - 1980 first edition published by Beinfeld. 258 pages, hard bound in excellent condition with nice dust jacket having just a couple of small chips or tears. Former owner name stamped on end papers. This is a superbly researched reference on all the U.S and also the Norwegian and Danish Krags, and all the U.S. Krag related accessories. While about 80% of the material overlaps with Frank Mallory’s book “The Krag Rifle Story,” either is sufficient for most collectors but a serious collector really needs both to ensure they have every last bit of detailed information. This book is out of print and being offered in the range of $169 to $259 by some other dealers. Our price is $165.00 (View Picture)

18201 KRAG RIFLE STORY (2ND ED). FRANK MALLORY (out of print) - 343 pp 8.5" x 11". The second, much expanded edition with greatly expanded information including numerous tables of important information for collectors. This covers all variations of the U.S. military Krag rifle, as well as the Danish and Norwegian models. Also, the related ammunition, bayonets and others accessories. Besides all the expected details, this has 78 page listing of rifle/carbine serial numbers that have been discovered during the author's 20 plus years digging into military records at the national Archives. For these guns, a specific event and date can be documents. Some are very important (such as the carbines issued to Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" in the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry) while others are merely notations of reports of defects, or loss or shipment. This is the essential definitive reference work on Krags, and belongs in every serious U.S. Martial Collector's library. Now out of print and getting hard to find. $225.00 (View Picture)

18196 THE BREECH LOADER IN THE SERVICE 1816-1917- - A HISTORY OF ALL STANDARD AND EXPERIMENTAL U. S. BREECHLOADING AND MAGAZINE SHOULDER ARMS- by Claud Fuller. Flayderman 1965 reprint edition, hard bound, 381 pages 8 ½” x 11”. There are few books in this field that can be called "classic". The BREECH-LOADER IN THE SERVICE is one. We have constantly referred to it in our many collecting and dealer activities. This covered nearly every breech loading long arm adopted or tested for use by the U.S. Army from 1819 through the end of WW1- from the Hall to the M1903 and M1917 rifles, and all the Civil War carbines. For many guns this is about the only source of information to even identify what the heck they are, let alone find some history, and in many cases patent drawings or trials reports and drawings and explanations of operation and disassembly. While there are plenty of other good references on at least half of the guns covered here, this is the book you will end up needing for those occasional oddballs. Used, fine to excellent with just a bit of light fingerprint soiling. No dustjacket. Former owner neatly printed his name on inside flyleaf. $75.00 (View Picture)

18195 U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS 1776-1956, JAMES E. HICKS - My favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 212 pages about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. They include just about every standard model longarm and handgun of the period covered as well as numerous trial and experimental pieces. This 1962 edition is the final one with a bit (2-3 pages) more content, but essentially same as the earlier 1957 edition with the same title, and very similar to the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Used, excellent copy, nice and clean, but missing dustjacket and having the corners of the covers slightly bumped. Former owner’s name neatly marked on the title page. An absolutely essential reference book for any U.S. Arms collector. $89.00 (View Picture)

18190 JAPANESE BAYONETS- LARRY JOHNSON - 156 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. The classic, out of print standard reference on all Japanese Bayonets 1870-1988. Very well organized and illustrated and researched. Many collectors still prefer to use this due to its ease of use, even though Ra LaBar’s “Bayonets of Japan” is large and gets into greater depth (into excruciating levels of detail, for some readers). This is a used copy with dustjacket in near excellent condtion, showing some light scuffing on the dustjacket, a bit of very light finger soiling on some pages and the previous owner’s name stamped on the inside covers. Out of print, hard to find. $395.00 (View Picture)

18188 THE AMERICAN BAYONET 1776-1964- ALBERT HARDIN - 234 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. This was the first book on collecting American bayonets, published in 1964, and really enlightened collectors about what was out there. Some of the information has been superseded (e.g.- Reilly has added much more to our knowledge of socket bayonets, Hartman on the Krags, etc), but Hardin is still a classic reference. It remains the only reference to really address the bewildering field of brass handled sword bayonets, although there are some errors which have been discovered since this was published 45 years ago. This contains the physical and background descriptions and illustrations of over two hundred separate and distinct types of American bayonets from Colonial times to the present day. The text is profusely illustrated, and remains an excellent introduction or overview of the subject. The book covers Angular, Ramrod, Sword/Saber, Knife, Fencing, Intrenching, and Bolo Bayonets. Also included are the important variations of many standard types. The scabbards of many of the bayonets are discussed. There is also a Listing of Bayonet Patents and an extensive bibliography. Overall about excellent except dustjacket showing some scuffing and chipping and minor tears. A previous owner stamped his name on the inside covers. $165.00 (View Picture)

18079 CARBINES OF THE U.S. CAVALRY 1861-1901 by John McAulay - 144 pages with many photos of the guns and especially of troops armed with them, published in 1996. Exhaustively researched this included great info on numbers purchased and what units they were issued to. This covers the entire range of Civil War carbines, plus all the various experimental types tried during the Indian Wars, and concludes with the Krag carbines, which marked the end of a separate short “carbine” for mounted use. An excellent reference, use excellent condition. McAulay has a newer edition out under a different title, but this is adequate for most collectors. $20.00 (View Picture)

17589 FRENCH MILITARY WEAPONS 1717-1938 - James.E. Hicks’ definitive study from handguns to howitzers, superbly illustrated with Jandot's detailed drawings. A most valuable reference, there being only one other, a multi volume set, written in French and extremely expensive. This will suffice for all but the most ardent Frogophile. Out of print (and should be republished, just as Hicks' book on U.S. military arms is desperately needed). 281 pp 6" x 9". Used, excellent, bright clean copy with good dustjacket. $95.00 (View Picture)

17586 U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS 1776-1956, JAMES E. HICKS - My favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 212 pages about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. They include just about every standard model longarm and handgun of the period covered as well as numerous trial and experimental pieces. This 1962 edition is the final one with a bit more content, but essentially same as the earlier 1957 edition with the same title, and very similar to the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Used, fine to excellent copy, nice and clean, with good dustjacket having a few minor chips or small tears. Edges of the pages show slight soiling or yellowing of the paper. A absolutely essential book for any U.S. Arms collector. $85.00 (View Picture)

17319 U.S. Army Combat Equipments 1910-1988 by Gordon Rottman - and illustrated by Ron Volstad. Osprey Man at Arms series number 205. 48 pages loaded with excellent info. This is an extremely handy book to understand and identify U.S. web gear from 1910 to the Gulf War I. It has good historical information, and excellent photos and detailed plates showing many of the most commonly encountered belts, pouches, accessories, etc. Doughboy to GI or Grunt Gear will give you tons of details, but this little book is sufficient for a lot of purposes. Highly recommended! Previously owned but would pass for new. $10.00 (View Picture)

15279 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF U.S. INSIGNIA AND UNIFORMS BY WILLIAM K. EMERSON. - William K. Emerson, 680 pages 9.3" x 12.3". This is a massive reference book for researchers, historians, collectors, dealers, and curators. It covers insignia and uniforms of the U.S. Army from 1782 to the present. Before insignia became common, the design of the uniform was especially important in identifying nationality and branch of service. Thus, one-third of this book is devoted to the study of uniforms, and two-thirds covers insignia. The book is divided into 22 sections and 80 chapters that are arranged to allow the identification of like objects (e.g., section 8, Musician's Insignias; chapter 13, "Lyres"; chapter 14, "Bugles, Horns, and Trumpets"). Coverage includes all branches of the army and everything from field clothing to dress uniforms. Insignia and uniforms for chaplains, medical personnel, foreign units, Indians, and women are covered in detail. The text is profusely illustrated with more than 2,000 black-and-white photographs and occasional line drawings. The illustrations are appropriately placed throughout the text and frequently show the items being worn. In an appendix is a well-illustrated seven-page essay on insignia fasteners. The bibliography has 249 listings for books, government documents, periodicals, and catalogs. Also assisting users is a very detailed nine-page index. New condition. List price $135.00 special price- postpaid for only $120.00 (View Picture)

17199 COLT CARTRIDGE PISTOLS: A DETAILED STUDY OF COLT HAND ARMS - from 1868 converted caplocks through automatics- by James S. Serven. Signed by the author on the title page. 126 pages 8.5” x 11” with soft covers. Published in 1952 as the final monograph of a series of four on Colt firearms (the first three done with Carl Metzger). Much of the material provided the foundation for Serven’s classic “Colt Firearms from 1836.” This one covers all the cartridge guns, while others cover the earlier models. Well illustrated and incorporates the knowledge of Colts at that stage of arms history research. Although more information is available from later books, this is an important work to complete a compulsive Colt collector’s library. Used VG-fine with some spotting on the edges of the pages and faint yellowing of the paper, but still a pretty nice bright copy. Paper covers have some scrapes and scuffs but nothing too bad. $15.00 (View Picture)

17195 THE LEE-ENFIELD STORY (1993 EDITION) - Ian Skennerton’s superb study of the Lee Enfield rifles and everything related to them. This is the 1993 edition with 503 pages. (Skennerton expanded this into a 603 page monster in 2007 “The Lee-Enfield” with even more information, especially the post-Korean variations including a lot of quasi-official conversions and the like for target or commercial use). Although this is not the most recent edition, it is sufficient for all but the most fanatical Lee-Enfield enthusiast, and a necessity for the compulsive student who has to have a copy of each edition. This is a book I have enjoyed using for years, along with its predecessor volume, and you really can find excuses to add all sorts of Enfields to a collection based on different models, makers, countries where they were used, etc. This copy is used excellent with inscription to previous owner signed by Ian Skennerton himself. Excellent dustjacket. $135.00 (View Picture)

16731 THE REVOLVER 1865-1888 - A. W. F. Taylerson, 1966. 292 pages 9.5" x 6.5" Loads of photos and detailed drawings Detailed and lavishly illustrated study of revolver systems from the period 1865-1888. Very thorough examination of both European and American designs, including some real oddballs. Excellent "Who's Who" section provides biographical/maker data. Highly respected reference, part of a 3 volume series. Overall about fine except some yellowing on the edges of the pages. Dust jacket is soiled and has a large stain on the back $40.00 (View Picture)

16730 The Krag Rifle by William S. Brophy - 1980 first edition published by Beinfeld. 258 pages, hard bound in excellent condition with nice dust jacket having just a couple of small chips or tears. Former owner name written on end paper along with his notary type “ex libris” embossed stamp. This is a superbly researched reference on all the U.S and also the Norwegian and Danish Krags, and all the U.S. Krag related accessories. While about 80% of the material overlaps with Frank Mallory’s book “The Krag Rifle Story,” either is sufficient for most collectors but a serious collector really needs both to ensure they have every last bit of detailed information. This book is out of print and being offered in the range of $169 to $259 by some other dealers. Our price is $155.00 (View Picture)

16695 STANDARD CATALOG OF MILITARY FIREARMS (4TH EDITION) - "The Collector's Price and Reference Guide." Brand new copy of this important 517 page classic. In addition to rifles and pistols, this also include bayonets and machine guns from all over the world. Think of it as a cross between the highly respected Flayderman's Guide and Smith's venerable Small Arms of the World. As with any value guide,not everyone will agree with the author's judgment, but they are a good starting point to distniguish valuable teasures from more common stuff. Lots of photos make it easy to use, organized by country. It is kind of like the old Sears Roebuck catalogs- y9u can just thumb through this while "in the library" and decide what you would like to add to your Christmas list for Santa Claus. (Order from your friends here at OldGuns.net later…) 8.5" x 11" pages, softcover. Highly recommended! List price is $29.99 but our price including FREE SHIPPING is only $25.00 (View Picture)

16692 MAUSER MILITARY RIFLES OF THE WORLD (4TH EDITION) BY ROBERT W.D. BALL - Brand new copy of this 448 page hardcover classic that is an essential reference on all types of Mauser rifles. Loaded with color photos and clear shots of details. Text includes lots of info on important markings, numbers made and details on variations. Very user friendly, being laid out by using country and then chronologically within the country. Includes sniper and other very collectable variations. This is a book I use all the time. 8.5" x 11" printed on glossy paper with nearly all color photos. Highly recommended! List price is $49.99 but our price including FREE SHIPPING is only $45.00 (View Picture)

16691 CARTRIDGES OF THE WORLD (11TH EDITION) - Brand new copy of this classic that is an essential reference on all types of ammunition, and indirectly the guns that use it. Loaded with dimensions, ballistics info, and also historical data such as dated introduced, etc. Each edition is a bit better than the last, but if you don't have one, might as well start with the newest and most up to date that includes all the sexy new .17 caliber rimfires, etc. One excellent table in the back lists all the standardized U.S. military calibers and numerous other useful appendices. 552 pages 8.5" x 11," softcover. List price $29.99 but our price with FREE SHIPPING is only $25.00 (View Picture)

15637 Ballard Rifles in the Henry J. Nunnemacher Collection by Eldon Wolfe - Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1945. 77 pages, HARDCOVER edition. 27 plates. An in important early reference on Ballard rifles. Used fine. $25.00 (View Picture)

15632 Lot of four shotgun items (advertising/manual type items) - What you see is what you get. Four shotgun related items: (a) Wingshooter’s handbook- all about bird hunting, emphasizing the virtues of the Poly-Choke; (b) NRA International Skeet Rules Handbook, 1968 edition; (c) Hartford Gun Choke Company “pattern calculator”- a slide rule type device, and (d) Browning Sporting Arms Catalog. All four for only $8.00 (View Picture)

15604 Lot of SIX reloading books/manuals - Lyman Reloading Handbook, 46th edition (1982); Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook (1973); Nosler Reloading Manual Number Two (1981); Lyman Cast Bullet & Reolading Guide (1983); Hodgdon Basic Reloaders Manual (2004); Accurate Powder Reloaders Guide (2002). Loaded full of specific load data as well as extensive historical sections on arms, ammunition, reloading tools, bullet molds, and bullet casting and well illustrated. Used VG-fine- the lot of six for only $12.00 (View Picture)

15709 U.S. ARMY UNIFORMS OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1973- SHELBY STANTON - 273 pp 7.5" x 9" HARDCOVER with excellent photos on just about every page. Highly respected work detailing US Army uniforms of the period 1948-1973, including uniforms, web gear, footwear, hats, etc. It covers dress, work and combat uniforms. Wonderful reference book for any collector or reeanctor. Used but well cared for copy, overall fine with good dust jacket. Prior owner’s name stamp on flyleaf has been inked out. Highly recommended! $22.00 (View Picture)

15631 FRENCH MILITARY WEAPONS 1717-1938 - James.E. Hicks’ definitive study from handguns to howitzers, superbly illustrated with Andre Jandot's detailed drawings. A most valuable reference, there being only one other, a multi volume set, written in French and extremely expensive. This will suffice for all but the most ardent Frogophile. Out of print (and should be republished, just as Hicks' book on U.S. military arms is desperately needed). 281pp 6" x 9". Used, fine with some edge soiling but contents are bright and clean. Dust jacket is worn a bit but now protected with a mylar cover. $95.00 (View Picture)

15623 LOT OF THREE BIG GAME HUNTING BOOKS - (1) Records of Exotics- Volume III, 1982 edition. 363 page 5.5” x 8.5” hardbound. Has rough dust jacket and there is a ¾ inch damaged spot at bottom of the cover. (2) Records of Exotics- Vol. IV, 1987 edition. 460 pages 5.5” x 8.5” hardbound. Used excellent. These two volumes have detailed specifications on the top examples of various exotic game species taken by hunters. (3) Hunting Whitetails Successfully- North American Hunting Club, J.Wayne Fears, 206 pages 6” x 9” hardbound. used excellent. Everything you need to know to put Bambi in your freezer, ready to cook up. All three books for $10.00 (View Picture)

15621 Lot of two important “PRACTICAL DOPE” books by Fred C. Ness - Ness was technical editor for the National Rifle Association for over 15 years, “PRACTICAL DOPE ON THE .22”- 313 pages 6” x 9” hardbound, Stackpole 1955 edition of this 1947 classic. This amazing volume is a wealth of info on everything related to .22 caliber CENTERFIRE rifles, and especially the .22 centerfire cartridges, their development and history and use. This is essentially the story of experimenters and wildcats, some familiar, and many little known today. Much info on case dimensions, load data, etc. Used VG. “PRACTICAL DOPE ON THE BIG BORES”- 436 pages 6” x 9” hardbound, Stackpole, 1948 first edition. The same sort of material as the previous book, but for larger calibers, mainly the .25 through .30 calibers but continuing on up into .40 caliber including military cartridges. Used VG. These are along the same lines as “Hatcher’s Notebook” covering pretty much whatever the author felt was important of interesting, and in serious depth with loads of factual information and amusing or irrelevant stuff added if they liked. They reflect the independent and thoughtful approach that great minds have had when dealing with arms and ammunition and how to improve them. Both volumes for $55.00 (View Picture)

15620 Blue Steel and Gunleather: With Chapters on fast draw and gun concealment - Beinfield Publishing, Inc. 1978, 213 pages 6” x 9” hardcover with 1st edition ISBN: 0917714156. The old gunfighters and their leather, The old and the new, Holster development, Police and military holsters, Concealment holsters and Bianchi's law, Shoulder holsters, Combat style competition holsters, Sportsmen's leather, Handgun drawing techniques, Safety from the leather, Holsters in action, Wear and care, Future trends in holsters, Appendixes, Bibliography. Book itself is near excellent condition but the dust jacket is scuffed and dirty and has some torn spots. $10.00 (View Picture)

15608 WINCHESTER: THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST BY HAROLD WILLIAMSON - 494 pp 8.5" x 11". Third (1963) printing of the First Edition.. Important study of the Winchester company. Not the readily available "nuts and bolts" details on specific models, but rather it is the broad perspective on the way the company operated and the reasons it did things. Good coverage on relations with John Browning, their financial ups and downs. Good explanation of why they got into hardware and roller-skate business. This is "the rest of the story" that allows an understanding of Winchester history. Highly respected. About fine used copy with about good dustjacket having some torn spots. Former owner’s name on fly leaf. A “must have” for any Winchester collector. $49.00 (View Picture)

15603 American Firearms: The Colt Supplement - by Stephen VanRensselaer, Century House, Watkins Glen, NY, 1948. 94 pages about 5.5” c 9” hardbound. VanRensselaer was a very prominent early collector, and a Colt specialist. He wrote “An Histology of American Firearms” as sort of a general book on arms collecting (one of the pioneering works on the subject of American arms, as previously only exotic old European arms had been deemed suitable for collecting). This is a follow up to that providing a roadmap of Colt products with photos of virtually all models along with descriptions and a listing of known variations. A necessity to complete the library of a serious Colt collector, although the information is covered more completely and accurately (with another half century of scholarship!) in works like Flayderman’s Guide and R.L. Wilson’s Colt Firearms. Overall good, some scuffing on the spine and old paper is yellowing. $18.00 (View Picture)

15601 Military Firearms- the collector’s price and reference guide- Ned Schwing (3rd edition) - 480 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover with loads of photos. An excellent reference to ID nearly all types of military arms (including military issued guns normally thought of as civilian guns- Colt, S&W, Ruger, etc). This covers ALL countries, not just the U.S., and pretty much the entire cartridge period from single shot blackpowder rifles up to current class 3 machine guns. For identification and history it is an excellent guide. As for the prices, that is always hard to evaluate, and I would quibble with many as being too high or too low, at least it provides a good starting point to see if something is a $100 clunker or priceless treasure. This is the 3rd edition published in 2005, and the 4th edition just came out at $29.95, so this one is cheaper. Gently used and would pass for new only $20.00 (View Picture)

15520 Bayonets of Japan; A Contemporary Reference on Japanese Bayonets by Raymond C. LaBar - Just released and indisputably the definitive reference on every possible variation of Japanese made or used bayonets, including those used by other countries from the 1850s to the late 20th century. This includes all your familiar favorites, with details on makers, markings, and variations, with a convenient “LB-number” for shorthand use in referring to a specific type. It also covers virtually all the exotic, rare and prototype bayonets, such as those made for double barrel shotguns, etc. Frog variations are also covered in great detail. This book does cost a bit more than your usual reference book, but that is because nearly every photo in it (and there are LOTS of them, sharp and showing the details you want to see!) is in full color. This pretty well sets the new standard for edged weapon reference books in the quality of the organization and the effective and helpful use of color, and the quality of the scholarship. As a special incentive, each copy has been autographed by the author. These are in stock, ready for shipment. Even if you do not collect Japanese bayonets, this is a good reference to review so you can pick up hints on spotting the really rare stuff out of a pile of common ones. Highly recommended! Free shipping on orders received prior to May 20th. After that we will have to charge for shipping. $120.00 (View Picture)

12406 Marksmanship in the U.S. Army - A History of Medals, Shooting Programs, and Training by William K. Emerson, 264 pages 9.2" x 12.3" Featuring hundreds of black-and-white illustrations of marksmanship medals, prizes, and badges, plus a special full-color section, this encyclopedia of U.S. Army shooting awards and training program rewards is a must-have for military historians and collectors. Emerson details weapons training from the 1850s to the present, gathering this information for the first time in a single volume. Emerson highlights the philosophies behind army marksmanship and documents the awards, prizes, and badges bestowed upon the War Department’s most elite shooters, artillerymen, and swordsmen. Proficiency training discussed in this book includes the use of sabers, cannons, sea mines, bayonets, tank weapons, aerial gunnery, bombs, and other weapons. Emerson integrates discussion of the criteria, people, and rationale behind each award into this historical account. Emphasis on national rifle and pistol matches, the history of selected army and NRA trophies, and significant players in the army’s weapons training development enhances the comprehensive appeal of this contribution to military history by this experienced author. New condition. List price $64.95 special price postpaid for only $58.00 (View Picture)

11413 U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS 1776-1956, JAMES E. HICKS - My favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 212 pages about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. This is 1962 edition but essentially same as the earlier 1957 edition with the same title, and the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Used, fine copy, nice and clean, with fair to good dustjacket. $75.00 (View Picture)

11412 THE IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS AND FORENSIC BALLISTICS - Major Sir Gerald Burrard, 217 pages 6" x 9" hardbound. Excellent with nice dustjacket. First American edition (1962) of the 3rd English edition (1954?). In this classic work on the subject, Major Gerald Burrard disucsses "the fundamental essentials of firearms and ballistics which are of forensic importance." First published in 1934, this volume details the processes involved in the identification of individual firearms by means of microscopic examination of fired bullets and cartridge cases. The revised edition contains a description of the theory of "family likeness" in firearms identification, updated information on shotgun cartridges and their components, and suggestions for the identification of partially burnt powder grains by means of the microscope. $30.00 (View Picture)

11410 FIREARMS INVESTIGATION, IDENTIFICATION AND EVIDENCE - Julian S. Hatcher, Frank Jury and Jac Weller, 2nd edition printed in 1977. 536 pages 6" x 9" hardbound. Originally written in 1935 by then Major (later Major General) with the Ordnance Department of the Army with a foreword by J. Edgar Hoover. Almost 500 illustrations. Provides information on investigating crimes committed with firearms, their identification, and preparing for court. Also provides much interesting information on pistols and revolvers , their ammunition, ballistics and use. Hatcher went on to be head of the NRA, and is also author of the highly respected "Hatcher's Notebook," one of the most interesting books on firearms technical details you will find. Used excellent. $55.00 (View Picture)

11235 ROCK ISLAND RIFLE MODEL 1903 - 175 pages 6" x 9" soft cover. The Model 1903 made at Springfield has been thoroughly studied and documented by Brophy and Campbell, but the rifles made at Rock Island have been largely overlooked. Nick Ferris first wrote a book on the Rock Island rifles in 1992, and this expanded and revised version adds much new information discovered since then. He provides detailed coverage of the distinguishing features of RIA rifles and parts, and bayonets, and also extensive coverage on rebuild and inspection markings through the 1970s. The rifles include the original rod bayonet M1903 rifles and those altered to knife bayonet, then those made with knife bayonets and chambered for .30-06 ammunition up through the end of production in 1913, the resumption of production during WW1 and even Springfield's use of Rock Island marked receivers 1927-29.. Of course he covers most of the accessories and appendages as well. Every U.S. martial arms collector who has, or will be buying, a Model 1903 by Rock Island should have a copy of this. $22.95 (View Picture)

9202 THE RUDOLPH J. NUNNEMACHER COLLECTION OF PROJECTILE ARMS - by John Metschl. This is a two volume reprint of the Milwaukee Public Museum Bulletin of 1928 published by Greenwood in 1970. Volume 1 has 414 pages of longarms ranging from the earliest matchlocks through the WW1 era, and Volume II has another 602 pages of handguns. Format is mostly group photos of items keyed to descriptions or each item that provide details on markings, special features, etc. While subsequent specialized works are better on details or specific fields, the cope of this collection is truly amazing, and these volumes serve as excellent sources for identification of arms you are not familiar with. Appendices include an alphabetical listing of firearms patent holders and their patent numbers which is handy for tracking down further details; a listing of American makers (Sellers is much more complete); and an good glossary, and an thorough index. Excellent condition, the two volume set only $65.00 (View Picture)

9197 HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN COAST ARTILLERY MATERIAL, 1923 - Ordnance Department Document 2042 prepared in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, June 1922. Hardbound 513pp 6" x 9". A treasure trove of info on artillery history, manufacture, mounting and use with lots of illustrations, mainly detailed line drawings, many with detailed dimensions (in case you want to forge, cast and machine a 16" gun in your backyard). 143 pages devoted to history of development of artillery; 77 to the design and manufacture of a great seacoast gun (VERY impressive accomplishments); 267 pages of detailed descriptions of American seacoast guns and mounts (3" through 16"); followed by tables of miscellaneous data. Former owners names neatly marked inside cover, otherwise good clean copy, overall fine-excellent. $95.00 (View Picture)

9196 FIELD ARTILLERY MATERIEL - James P. Kelly, 1st Lt, FA. 1920. 375 pp 5" x 7.5" with many, many illustrations, mostly detailed drawings taken from official manuals. Covers American, French and British 3" (75mm) field guns, 155mm Howitzer GPF; fire control instruments, signal equipment and small arms used by the field artillery (M1911 pistol, BAAAAR, and .30 BMG). This book includes details not readily available to the collector anywhere else. Fuzes, ammunition details, carriage details, sights, range finders, camp telephones, etc are all included. To duplicate the info in this book you would need a whole shelf of manuals, most of which are simply not available anywhere. I like this one a lot, and know you will too. Overall fine except front hinge weak. $85.00 (View Picture)

9192 THE BLACK RIFLE: M16 RETROSPECTIVE - Blake Stevens and Edward Ezell, Collector Grade, 1992, 400 pp 8.5" x 11". The classic and so far definitive study of the much (and perhaps deservedly) maligned M16 rifles by two true experts done with great thoroughness and attention to details that collectors and arms experts will appreciate. Beyond just the M16 story, this also touches on many of the abortive attempts to develop other gee-whiz type weapons. Covers not just American, but also other countries versions. Used copy, but darn near new condition. $45.00 (View Picture)

9188 EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOUR - Charles Henry Ashdown, 1967, 384 pp 6" x 9". This is what you need if you want to know all about what the Knights in shining Armor wore and fought with. Over 450 illustrations show most of the items discussed, and presented in a readable format that can be understood by average person, not just people who know a lot about that stuff already. Used fine with good dustjacket. $29.00 (View Picture)

9185 ARMSMEAR: THE SAMUEL COLT BIOOGRAPHY - edited by Henry Barnard, this was published in 1866 as a project commissioned by Samuel Colt's widow. Armsmear was the name of his estate, the title is elaborated as "Armsmear: The Home, The Arm, and the Armory of Samuel Colt. A Memorial." This is NOT a nuts and bolts book explaining guns, but rather devoted to worshipful praise of Sam Colt's endeavors, in the style of mid 19th century authors. This is the reprint edition done by Beinfeld in 1975. Contents VG-fine but paper is spotted and soiled on the edges and the dustjacket is pretty tired and dirty from storage in a musty basement. $95.00 (View Picture)

9180 GUNS AND THE GUNFIGHTERS : THEY MADE THEIR NAMES WITH A GUN - by the editors of Guns & Ammo magazine. Bonanza Books, 1982. Hardbound 11 1/4" tall x 8 3/4" with good dustjacket. Heavily illustrated with black & white photos. 224pp. Chock full of stories of famous gunfighters from Wild Bill Hickok to Melvin Purvis and much more. Second section deals with the great guns the gunfighters used-the Colt 1851-the Thompson Machine Gun and others. Lots of period drawings and photos, very readable, but accuracy of some statements is suspect. $15.00 (View Picture)

15270 CATALOG OF A LOAN EXHIBITION OF PERCUSSION COLT REVOLVERS AND CONVERSIONS 1836-1873 - John A. Parsons, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942. About 40 pages plus another 40 pages of photo plates showing most of the 130 guns in the exhibit. 8" x 11" softcovers. Following Colt's publicity of their centennial in 1937, and publishing of Haven & Belden's book on Colts in 1940, this exhibit in the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art firmly established that collecting Colts was a socially acceptable activity for arms collectors, who had previously been viewed with suspicion as some sort of uncouth barbarian if they ventured into anything newer than knights in shining armor, or gaudily decorated flintlocks and the like. Assisting Parsons in putting together this exhibit were some of the famous names among early arms collectors, and owning one of the Colts from this exhibit is a valuable pedigree. However, opening immediately after the U.S entered WW2, it was not a big a draw to the public as one would have hoped. Used VG with some soiling on the covers and scuffing on the back cover. A scarce booklet as only 1,000 were printed. $65.00 (View Picture)

15267 COLT FIREARMS: THE ARM OF LAW AND ORDER - 34 pages 7.5” x 10” with gray soft covers embossed with Colt logo and title. Covers are split most of the way at the fold and need to be repaired. I believe this dates to 1929 as it refers to the founding in 1836 and “93 years experience” in making revolvers. Some company history and coverage of manufacturing and highlights several of the current products with order blank in the back. Small piece missing out of back cover, corners are dog eared and edges are worn, and there are three pages that have youthful penmanship additions, but not too distracting. A scarce original Colt document. $35.00 (View Picture)

15266 GIMBEL BROTHER CATALOG ANTIQUE FIREARMS: INCLUDING A COLLECTION OF RARE COLT REVOLVERS - (September1945) 64 pages 7” x 10” softcovers. Oh, to have had a few hundred dollars to invest in the bargains shown here! Gimbels was one of the two or three largest department stores in New York and Philadelphia in the mid 20th century and this was a sale at their flagship 33rd & Broadway store. Cover is stamped “25% discount on all items listed in this catalog” so the Colt Paterson revolving rifle would have been $600 instead of $750….Colt Navies were $40-50 (before discount!); and you had your choice of two Springfield-Lee falling block (“vertical action”) rifles at $30 each or $22.50 after discount. 196 photos showing multiple items including cannons and a suit of armor, swords, flintlocks, etc. Covers stained but contents G-VG. $20.00 (View Picture)

15265 P.J. O'HARE CATALOG "SHOOTING ACCESSORIES FOR RIFLEMEN" - Catalog and price list of large and small bore shooting Number 10- not dated but probably circa 1930s. Overall good condition but edges show use with some corner folding and soiling/scuffing on the covers. 106 pages 6” x 9” loaded with sights, scopes, cleaning gear, gizmos and goodies that shooters “need” to squeeze out the extra point or two. Many Parker-Hale products listed as well as those made by O’Hare. A wonderful item to display with a collection of vintage target rifles. $65.00 (View Picture)

15235 ORDNANCE 1900-1901 (American Machinist Memories) - 80 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover. Lindsay reprint of selected articles from The American Machinist in 1900-1901. 17 heavily illustrated articles reprinted from American Machinist magazine reveal the history, design details and/or manufacturing techniques of various types of ordnance from Luger pistols to 12" coastal guns on disappearing carriages. Lots on Krag rifles and the Lee Navy straight pull and even the South African “Long Cecil.” As new condition. $12.00 (View Picture)

15233 PAUL WAHL’S BIG GUN CATALOG (2 VOLUMES) - This massive work is the size of two telephone books, a total of 1700 pages, containing catalogs from almost every American made (or imported) maker in 1988. 8.5” x 11” softcovers. Used excellent, pages starting to yellpw. $0.00 (View Picture)

15221 ARMS & ARMOR: From the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Helmut Nickel - 64 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover, 1991. 'Nickel, Curator Emeritus of the Department of Arms and Armor, sets forth a rich variety of objects in a handsomely illustrated and informative survey. timed to the opening of new Met galleries showcasing these pieces, among others. Superb photos of masterful works of art executed on various types of arms including armour, helmets, shields, rapiers, swords, halberds, various firearms, from European and oriental sources. Excellent plus condition except for a few scattered bits of text which have been highlighted with a color marker. $15.00 (View Picture)

15220 SIGHTS WEST- SELECTIONS FROM THE WINCHESTER MUSEUM COLLECTION - 80 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover, published in 1981 by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in conjunction with the University of Nebraska. Text by the then Winchester Museum curator Richard Rattenbury and his predecessor, Thomas Hall. A nice overview of some of the typical firearms involved with the exploration and settling of the west. Used excellent, almost new condition. $10.00 (View Picture)

15216 WINCHESTER SHOTSHELLS METALLIC AMMUNITION- A HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF AMMUNITION - 1854-1942. 93 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover- a reprint of a 1943 compilation by G.R. Watrous of information from many sources that is loaded with info about dates and details of various types of ammunition produced by Winchester from 1854 through 1942- different calibers, brands, loads, types of powder, etc. Most is taken from old factory ledgers, salesmen notes, etc, and includes details on the reason for many of the changes. A vital primary reference that I have not seen. This is NOT just a reprint of the Winchester catalog for 1942 or 1943 which is sometimes seen, but an entirely different, and very detailed publication. $65.00 (View Picture)

15214 WINCHESTER MODEL 1200- SEQUENCE OF TAKE DOWN AND ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS - 11 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover. This is an original circa 1960’s printing of the detailed guide to disassembly and reassembly of the Model 1200 and troubleshooting. Typeset text and photos are used, unlike some earlier models which used draftsman style drawings. Blue cardstock covers are sun faded along the spine. A necessity for anyone doing anything more than basic disassembly for routine cleaning, as well as an important item for someone who collects Winchester shotguns. $15.00 (View Picture)

15213 WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SHOTGUN - SEQUENCE OF TAKE DOWN AND ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS - 102 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover. This is an original circa 1960 printing of the detailed guide to total disassembly and reassembly of the Model 42 and troubleshooting. Mostly done with draftsman prepared drawings and typed text added. Blue cardstock covers are sun faded along the spine and edges. A necessity for anyone doing anything more than basic disassembly for routine cleaning, as well as an important item for someone who collects these wonderful little guns. $85.00 (View Picture)

15212 WINCHESTER PRODUCT CATALOG JUNE 1923 (REPRINT) - 188 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover. This is an amazing thing to review! Of the 188 pages, more than 140 pages are devoted to products OTHER THAN guns or ammunition! Following WW1, Winchester decided to try diversifying its product line to inclue all types of sporting goods- knives, axes, fishing gear, roller and ice skates, baseball gloves, paints and varnish, flashlights, tools, hardware, office supplies, etc. You can almost imagine that this was the inspiration for the 1960s operations of Herters which spanned a similar range. A high quality reprint, used excellent condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

15209 ECHOES OF IRON IN CONNECTICUT'S NORTHWEST CORNER BY ED KIRBY - 135 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover published in 1998. Detailed study of the many old sites and the iron making operations which took place in Western Connecticut, along the “Iron Heritage Trail.” Used excellent except for minor tape repair at bottom of spine. Valuable reference on the iron industry which was the key to New England’s industrialization. $50.00 (View Picture)

15190 HEROIC ARMOR OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE: FILIPPO NEGROLI AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES - by Stuart Phyrr and Jose Godoy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. 358 pages 8.5" x 11" hardcover with loads of illustrations, most in full color. The armor in this book must be seen to be believed, as it is the epitome of the artistic talent of the sculptor, but executed in body and head armor and related pieces. The helmets include grotesque masks and other fantasy creations that would dazzle a Halloween or Mardi Gras designer. the accompanying text is well done and authoritative. A great reference and a real art lover's delight. Used, but near new condition with dustcover protected by plastic cover. $49.00 (View Picture)

15189 AMERICAN SOCKET BAYONETS AND SCABBARDS BY ROBERT M. REILLY - 209 pages 9" x 12" hardbound. Has presentation inscription and autograph by the author. Excellent dustjacket protected by plastic cover. The definitive study of all U.S. military socket bayonets and their scabbards with detailed dimensions and precise drawings. Used excellent except for some color highlighting added to some measurements in the text. An essential reference for any U.S. martial collector. $45.00 (View Picture)

15186 THE SUMPTUOUS FLASKE: EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN DECORATED POWDER FLASKS OF THE 16TH TO 19TH CENTURIES - ed. by Herb Houze, this is the catalog of a special exhibit at the Cody Firearms Museum in 1989 which went on for a stay at a prestigious east coast gallery. 158 pages 8.5" x 11" softcover with color photos of most of the objects in the exhibit. Excellent overall except for minor scuffing on the folded edges of the spine. $30.00 (View Picture)

15185 THE ROYAL ARMOURY AT GREENWICH 1515-1649: A HISTORY OF ITS TECHNOLOGY - by Alan Williams and Anthony de Reuck. Royal Armouries Monograph number 4, 140 pages about 7" x 9" softcovers. Covers the metallurgy, tools techniques for construction, decoration etc, and examples of many different armors, including some great ones. $35.00 (View Picture)

15184 CLASSIC TWOFER DEAL! HICKS- U.S. MILITARY FIREARMS AND DUMONT'S FIREARMS IN THE CUSTER BATTLE - Photocopies of two classic gun collector books (done by a deceased collector- we do not approve of copying books!). (1) U.S. Military Firearms 1776-1956 by James E. Hicks and (2) Firearms in the Custer Battle by John E. Parsons and John S. duMont. (1) The Hicks book is my favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book. Approx 210 pages about 88 of them being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. This is 1957 edition but essentially same as the later 1962 edition with the same title, and the 1946 version "Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume 1". This book desperately needs to be reprinted. The text pages are copied two per page, but the wonderful drawings are full page as in the original. A good using copy. (2) The Parsons & duMont book is an interesting look at the many various types of arms present at the Little Big Horn, including of course the standard issue trapdoor and Colt SAA, but also the privately purchased and secondary martial arms with the good guys and the menagerie of thundersticks (some better, but many worse than the much maligned trapdoor) used by the Sioux warriors. Get smart reading these copies and buy some more gun stuff with the savings. $15.00 (View Picture)

15182 THE AXE BOOK- BY GRANSFORS BRUKS AB, SWEDEN - 36 pages about 6" x 6" with cardstock covers. Published in 1995 as an item to accompany new axes sold by this company. Covers history of axes, diferent types, how they are made, care and use. As new condition. Good reference, or a treasure for the hardcore axe collector. $8.00 (View Picture)

15179 CATALOG OF A LOAN EXHIBITION OF PERCUSSION COLT REVOLVERS AND CONVERSIONS 1836-1873 - John A. Parsons, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942. About 40 pages plus another 40 pages of photo plates showing most of the 130 guns in the exhibit. 8" x 11" softcovers. Following Colt's publicity of their centennial in 1937, and publishing of Haven & Belden's book on Colts in 1940, this exhibit in the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art firmly established that collecting Colts was a socially acceptable activity for arms collectors, who had previously been viewed with suspicion as some sort of uncouth barbarian if they ventured into anything newer than knights in shining armor, or gaudily decorated flintlocks and the like. Assisting Parsons in putting together this exhibit were some of the famous names among early arms collectors, and owning one of the Colts from this exhibit is a valuable pedigree. However, opening immediately after the U.S entered WW2, it was not a big a draw to the public as one would have hoped. Used VG with some soiling on the covers. A scarce booklet as only 1,000 were printed. $65.00 (View Picture)

15178 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS: ARMS & ARMOR FROM PREHISTORY TO THE AGE OF CHIVALRY- - by Ewart Oakeshott. 1994 reprint of the 1960 edition, 359 pages 6" x 9" hardcover. A solidly researched book based on recovered archaeological evidence to verify its findings, and highly respected by students of arms of this era. Used excellent copy. $35.00 (View Picture)

15175 EUROPEAN FIREARMS (BY THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM) - by J.F. Hayward, published by HMSO 1969, about 100 pagw about 8" x 10" with 40 pages of photo plates, softcover. Intended as a guide to the matchlock through flintlock arms in the Museum's collection, this has some of the best line drawings showing the different lock types of any source I have seen, including both an external view and an internal view to see what makes them tick (or click or snap). Hayward (a noted arms historian) provides an excellent summary of the evolution of the lock types, again among the best I have seen. Then there are descriptions of the major features of the about 75 or so of the Museum's arms, mostly high quality and highly decorated. An important reference for those interested in the finer guns of the earlier period. $15.00 (View Picture)

15171 PAGEANT OF THE GUN BY HAROLD L. PETERSON - "A treasury of stories of firearms, their romance and lore, development and use through ten centuries, with 200 photographs." 352 pages about 6" x 9" hardcover with dustjacket protected by plastic cover, so overall excellent condition. Peterson was a major figure in American arms collecting, and head of the National Park Service's arms division, and author of several highly respected works for serious collectors. This one is a bit more eclectic, covering a wider swath of interesting stories he wanted to tell, but would not necessarily fit into the more scholarly books, although their factual basis and detail is up to his usual high standards. A good read, even for someone who is not a gun collector (yet). $12.00 (View Picture)

15167 THE ULTIMATE SNIPER: AN ADVANCED TRAINING MANUAL FOR MILITARY AND POLICE SNIPERS BY JOHN PLASTER - 453 pages 8.5" x 11" softcover published in 1993. An excellent introduction and summary of all facets of sniping equipment, tactics and employment with a bit of history thrown in as well. Covers both military and law enforcement sniping, unlike most books which are somewhat limited in scope. Well used with soiling and covers curling a bit, but an excellent reading copy. $18.00 (View Picture)

15166 HANDBOOK ON SMALL BORE RIFLE SHOOTING' BY TOWNSEND WHELEN - 11th edition (1947), 76 pages 6" x 9" with paper covers. A great addition to a collection or display of classic .22 rifles, with lots of illustrations showing related gear, or the settings in which these rifles were used (mainly in a target shooting context). These should also provide inspiration for some good display ideas. Published by SAAMI. Cver has a crease on the lower right side, otherwise VG plus condition. $18.00 (View Picture)

14985 1909 Catalog of Springfield Armory Museum- Arms & Accoutrements - Including supplemental information from the 1925 and 1939 catalogs and the National Park Service. An interesting study published in 1995 by Al Frasca and Robert Hill (the Trapdoor gurus!). At least a hundred arms have good photos, and all the arms have a brief description that is a composite from those in the various catalogs, and they also list the current (1995) status- on display, in storage, or other. Only about 10-20% of the Museums arms are on display for the public, the rest are in storage for researchers to examine by appointment. This is great fun to look through and realize the serious thought and effort that went into the many experimental models listed, and also the historic arms such as those “captured from hostiles” in the Indian Wars. Softcover, 182 pages, gently used but close to new condition. $15.00 (View Picture)

4873 America's Munitions 1917-1918, Benedict Crowell - Asst Secretary of War and Director of Munitions. 592 pp 6" x 9" with loads of charts, tables, photos. The scarce and extremely valuable reference on WW1 war material. Small arms, ammunition, trench warfare material (grenades, knives, mortars, etc), helmets, artillery, bombs, aircraft (including engines and armament), uniforms and field gear (mess kits, canteens, etc), explosives, communications gear, engineer accomplishments (in CONUS and overseas), horse drawn vehicles, salvage and overhauls operations. For many types of material makers and production quantities are listed. $125.00 (View Picture)

12409 Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms - William K. Emerson, 680 pages 9.3" x 12.3". This is a massive reference book for researchers, historians, collectors, dealers, and curators. It covers insignia and uniforms of the U.S. Army from 1782 to the present. Before insignia became common, the design of the uniform was especially important in identifying nationality and branch of service. Thus, one-third of this book is devoted to the study of uniforms, and two-thirds covers insignia. The book is divided into 22 sections and 80 chapters that are arranged to allow the identification of like objects (e.g., section 8, Musician's Insignias; chapter 13, "Lyres"; chapter 14, "Bugles, Horns, and Trumpets"). Coverage includes all branches of the army and everything from field clothing to dress uniforms. Insignia and uniforms for chaplains, medical personnel, foreign units, Indians, and women are covered in detail. The text is profusely illustrated with more than 2,000 black-and-white photographs and occasional line drawings. The illustrations are appropriately placed throughout the text and frequently show the items being worn. In an appendix is a well-illustrated seven-page essay on insignia fasteners. The bibliography has 249 listings for books, government documents, periodicals, and catalogs. Also assisting users is a very detailed nine-page index. New condition. List price $135.00 special price- postpaid for only $120.00 (View Picture)

15122 L. D. NIMSCHKE: FIREARMS ENGRAVER by R.L. Wilson - 107 pages 10.5” x 13” hardbound with dustjacket in plastic protector. “The first book on the history of American arms engraving". Includes are Nimschke-engraved firearms by Colt, Winchester, Remington, Sharps, Smith & Wesson, Ballard, Manhattan, Marline, Merwin Hulbert & Co., Spencer, Starr, Tranter, Greener and Whitney, among others. Nimschke was one of 19th Century America's foremost engravers, and his works are truly artistic masterpieces composed on steel instead of canvas or paper. This book includes nearly 100 pages of the “pulled” copies that Nismchke made from his completed projects and more than 40 photos of the actual engraved guns. An invaluable reference, long out of print, from a limited printing of only 200 copies. Overall excellent with just a bit of wear on the plastic protector. $350.00 (View Picture)

15121 BOOK OF THE SPRINGFIELD BY EDWARD C. CROSSMAN - 451 pages 4.5” x 8.5” hardcover. This is the 1932 Samworth edition (not the later 1951 revision or the later reprint) of one of the classic works on the M1903, combining history, technical aspects, accurizing, comparison with other rifles, ammunition, and some all around gun issues. This is on the level of Clark Campbell’s later books and finally maturing as Bill Brophy’s definitive study. Used about good, but paper yellowing, and with a ratty dustjacket. $55.00 (View Picture)

15100 Lot of 10 Gun Digests - These are for the years 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1979 and 1984. Used about good to very good. Lots of great articles and info in these.The whole lot for only $50.00 (View Picture)

15099 Lot of 3 Blue Book of Gun Values - 9th, 14th and 18th editions. All are several years old but fun to track the value changes over the years. The lot of 3 for only $8.00 (View Picture)

15094 DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN MILITARY GOODS DEALERS AND MAKERS 1785-1915 BY BAZELON & MCGUINN. - 360 pages 8.5" x 11" hardbound. Revised edition which has the front 180 pages as a reprint of the earlier edition, followed by their 1995 revised addition with another 180 pages of information, so when using you need to check both sections. pp 8.5" x 11" hardbound. Valuable reference for researching markings on militaria of this period. Comprehensive listing and discussion of the makers and suppliers of military goods in America during the period from ca. 1785 to ca. 1885. Selected contractors are included for the period 1817-1865. This directory also covers selected makers and dealers of military goods in the Confederate States of America. Gently used but looks new. $30.00 (View Picture)

15092 THE PENNSYLVANIA-KENTUCKY RIFLE BY HENRY J. KAUFFMAN - 374 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound with fair dustjacket. A detailed and fascinating illustrated reference on the origins, evolution, makers, models, design, and decoration of the Famous Pennsylvania and Kentucky Percussion and Flintlock Rifles. With notable gunsmiths, notable examples, histories, biographies, parts, operation, and more. Illustrated with photos and drawings. While there are many other more detailed studies necessary for a full understanding of this specialized collecting field, this single volume is a superb introduction to the subject, and one that every gun collector should read at least once to gain an appreciation of this uniquely American art form and firearm design, and its regional characteristics. A classic in the field. $25.00 (View Picture)

15090 THE WORLD’S GREAT HANDGUNS FROM 1450 TO THE PRESENT DAY BY ROGER FORD - 176 pages 9.5” x 12.5” hardcover with lots of photos and drawings, many in color including a lot of cut aways showing mechanical functioning. An excellent overview “coffee table” type book, that covers not only the classics that are familiar to most collectors. but an extremely large number of lesser known European models for which information is pretty hard to find elsewhere. Previously owned but could pass for new $12.00 (View Picture)

15089 AMERICAN AXES BY HENRY J. KAUFFMAN - 151 pages 8.5” x 1” hardcover published in 1973. The definitive study of the axe in America, including types, history, makers, how to use them, plus stuff you never thought to ask. Former owner’s name on flyleaf otherwise excellent. $22.00 (View Picture)

15087 THE COMPLETE AR-15/M16 SOURCE BOOK- WHAT EVERY SHOOTER NEEDS TO KNOW- BY DUNCAN LONG - 224 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover, published in 1992. Loaded with history, details on variations, mechanical operation, accessories, automatic conversions [for historical information only- BATFE will throw your butt in jail if you try to make a full auto!]. Used excellent, a valuable reference for the “black rifle” enthusiast. $25.00 (View Picture)

15085 ARMS & ARMOR ANNUAL- ED BY ROBERT HELD - 320 pages 8.5” x 11” softcover, published in 1973. An interesting collection of authoritative articles by outstanding experts on a wide variety of topics ranging from antique armor up to Civil War body armor, and flintlocks, percussion arms, and even volcanic type pistols. Although called an “Annual, this was the only one published. A good reference for those interested in antique arms. Used G-VG condition. $12.00 (View Picture)

15084 STOEGER’S ARMS & AMMUNITION CATALOG NUMBER 31- (1939 WORLD’S FAIR EDITION) - 512 pages about 8.5” x 11” softcover. I am 95% sure this is a reprint edition, but it may be an original. Covers have been covered with a thin plastic laminate material. Besides most of the traditional American makers’ products (Colt, Remington, Winchester, H&R, etc) with parts lists and exploded drawings of most parts, they also list a number of Lugers and other European arms imported exclusively by Stoegers. Plus, they list a wide variety of ammunition, reloading supplies, and gunsmith type tools and some other outdoors type items. A very valuable reference. Used VG. $20.00 (View Picture)

15083 FIREARMS ASSEMBLY 3- THE NRA GUIDE TO RIFLES & SHOTGUNS - This is the NRA publication based on the many excellent features on disassembly and assembly and historical background of many of the most popular handguns. About 264 pages, covering all sorts of stuff from the Civil War musket to the M14, Winchester Lever guns to Remington pump shotguns, Browning doubles to Mossberg .22s, Johnsons to Japs. Obviously not every long arm ever made is included, but nearly every one I have ever needed to check has been here. This is a softcover edition dated 1980, with about 60 pages added over that found in earlier editions. Used fine. $12.00 (View Picture)

15082 AMERICAN BOYS RIFLES 1890-1945, BY JIM PERKINS - 249 pages 7.5" x 10.5" softcover. The definitive study of this interesting collecting specialty which encompasses many makers, some major, and some nearly unknown who supplied a vast array of inexpensive guns that boys grew up using safely for decades. Despite being made in huge numbers, it is hard to find these guns i good condition due to long use by unskilled owners. Nearly every kid 12 and older (and many younger) had their own .22 rifle. This has a lot of good info on the companies, and the many different models. Long out of print and very hard to find. Used G-VG with some soiling and page yellowing, but a great using copy. $95.00 (View Picture)

15074 COLLECTORS ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - by George Neumann and Frank Kravic. 286 pages 8.5" x 11" softcover. "A showcase of 18th Century artifacts from the War for Independence." Emphasis is on arms and equipment of all the participants, with Neumann's usual superb attention to details and accuracy. The bulk of his collection was used at the nations finest Rev War exhibit at Valley Forge. The best single volume reference for a collector with an interest in Rev War items $20.00 (View Picture)

15073 WESTERN MEMORABILIA- CLASSICS EDITION, BY WILLIAM KETCHUM - 256 pages with imitation leather cover, published in 1980. An interesting book that identifies and places some values on an unbelievable variety of relics or artifacts from Indian, Spanish, pioneer, settler, cowboy and even Eskimo cultures. Items range from household items and toys to agricultural and railroad items. $10.00 (View Picture)

15069 AMERICAN MILITARY INSIGNIA 1800-1851 BY J. DUNCAN CAMPBELL AND EDGAR M. HOWELL - (Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 235, 1993). The definitive study of the topic, covering buckles, hat insignia, gorgets and assorted other insignia used on uniforms of the period. Nearly everything is shown with an excellent photo and details of the origin and use. 124 pages hardbound. Used VG with somewhat soiled covers. $25.00 (View Picture)

15067 PISTOLS- A MODERN ENCYCLOPEDIA- HENRY M. STEBBINS - 380 pages, published in 1961. An encyclopedia of pistols and pistol shooting for target shooting, wilderness wandering, and hunting. The authors rate various domestic and foreign pistols and ammunition and review history and design features. A good review and will undoubtedly raise many new thoughts about pistols as you look at newer designs with a fuller understanding of the past. Used excellent with dustjacket that has just a bit of minor soiling. $12.00 (View Picture)

14466 REMINGTON .22 RIMFIRE RIFLES- by John Gyde & Roy Marcot - 376 pages 9.25” x 12.25” hardcover. The definitive study on every model .22 rimfire rifle made by Remington from 1866 to 2006, opening a great new collecting specialty for the first time with detailed histories, and accurate production figures and details on variations. Lavishly illustrated with over a thousand photos of the guns and related items, nearly all in color and large scale to show the details. This is based on over 16 years archival research, and exhaustive study of the rifles themselves. The book has been endorsed by the Remington Society of America and the American Society of Arms Collectors. A fantastic new book, brand new condition. List price $90.00, but our price is $89.00 including insured shipping. $89.00 (View Picture)

7854 Troops, targets trapdoors, by James Zupan - 176 pages hardbound 6 x 9 inches, in as new condition. This is the most extensive coverage available on Frankford Arsenal’s reloading equipment issued during the Trapdoor era, with that being the foundation for the later Bench Reloading sets of 1907 and the depriming set of 1917. Interesting not just for the information on the reloading gear, but also on the motivation and factors which influenced the desire for the entire reloading concept in the 1880s, mainly the desire to increase small arms practice ammunition from a mealy 10 rounds per year up to 400 rounds. $45.00 (View Picture)

6515 STANDARD CATALOG OF MILITARY FIREARMS - by Ned Schwing, First Edition (2001) 350 pages 8.5 x 11 inches, soft covers. Used near new condition. A really well done and useful reference covering military weapons from all countries 1870 to the present, including submachine guns and machine guns. Well illustrated (including the most beautiful Colt Single Action Army cavalry model I have ever seen on the cover!). Over 1,000 useful photos and descriptions and a bit of history and value information on about 15,000 different guns. While the prices are a little out of date now, and others would quibble about the prices to start with, this is an EXCELLENT first reference to check out something you see at a show or in your travels. A good one to throw under the seat in the car just to have it handy if you need it. $24.95

3276 Ordnance Went Up Front- Roy Dunlap - Samworth (publishers of A Rifleman Went to War and With British Snipers to the Reich) first edition 1948, 417 pages about 6 x 9 inches. A superbly interesting book for gun collectors wanting to know the first hand observations on small arms by one of the true experts with the Army Ordnance Corps. Dunlap served as a Sergeant, but was an experienced shooter and gunsmith when he joined the Ordnance Corps in 1942. These are the informed observations of an expert who studied and used the small arms of all the powers of WW2-American, British, Russian, German, Italian and Japanese. This book tells how they handle, shoot and function; their weak points and their strong ones; where they broke and how they could be fixed. Highly accurate and detailed practical and technical information on military small arms and ammunition. Well written and readable, not dry technical analysis. This is a copy that has gotten wet and that has wrinkled and stained the pages and covers so that this is not a good copy for book collectors, but it is fine for gun collectors who wants a reading copy. $29.00 (View Picture)

14705 SMALL ARMS MAKERS - Robert E. Gardner- 1963 edition by Bonanza. 378 pages 8.5" x 11" loaded with brief ID and info on tons of makers. Divided into American gun makers, American Edged Weapons and Foreign gun makers and Foreign Edged. Lots of illustrations of older proof and maker marks. The best single volume I have found to look up makers, although a complete library on the subject will include at least a dozen volumes. Used VG, no dustjacket, pages starting to yellow, but still great reference. $45.00 (View Picture)

14703 THE FLINTLOCK: ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT- BY TORSTEN LENK - 188 pages 9” x 11.5” hardbound. Hardbound 1965 edition. Translated from the Swedish original, this is a highly respected work which emphasizes the technical and artistic aspects of the flintlock era. Much emphasis is placed on the higher grade arms and those with lavish decorations, making a read of this a visual treat. Recently reprinted in a reduced size paperback edition, losing some of the detail in the images in this classic reference. Ex-library copy with usual markings, no dustjacket. Spine has been covered with clear tape. Excellent reading copy at a bargain price. $20.00 (View Picture)

14701 IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY & NAVY UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - Excellent reference with color photos of all sorts of neat stuff including weapons, uniforms, insignia, medals, comm gear, posters, etc. However, all the info is in Japanese, although there is an 8 page list of English language captions included. Used excellent with slightly scuffed dustjacket. $35.00 (View Picture)

14700 WINCHESTER- THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST BY HAROLD WILLIAMSON - Harold Williamson 494 pp 8.5" x 11". Sixth (1967) printing of the First Edition.. Important study of the Winchester company. Not the readily available "nuts and bolts" details on specific models, but rather it is the broad perspective on the way the company operated and the reasons it did things. Good coverage on relations with John Browning, their financial ups and downs. Good explanation of why they got into hardware and roller-skate business. This is "the rest of the story" that allows an understanding of Winchester history. Highly respected. Fine to excellent used copy with about good dustjacket having a few torn spots. A “must have” for any Winchester collector. $55.00 (View Picture)

14699 COLT FIREARMS FROM 1836- JAMES E. SERVEN - 1979 Stackople edition of this classic with 401 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. Jim Serven’s highly respected monumental history of famed American gunmaker Samuel Colt, and of the legendary guns he made from the first Paterson models in the 1830s to modern times. It is the history, too, of the famous recipients of these arms, many of whom were luminaries in 19th century government, politics and the military. A fabulous, high-quality, well illustrated reference for these most desirable and collectible of American antique firearms. Fully illustrated with b&w photographs, catalogue pages, drawings, documents, reproductions of early art works, etc. General index, model index, single action production chart, commemorative issues data, etc. Used excellent to near new with excellent dustjacket, except for former owner’s name stamped on fly leaf. $45.00 (View Picture)

14698 A GLOSSARY OF THE CONSTRUCTION, DECORATION AND USE - of Arms and Armor in all Countries and in All Times. George Cameron Stone, 694pp 8.5" x 11", published in 1961. Superb, classic reference that gets into all the weird and wonderful stuff that you cannot find anywhere else- matchlocks, chain mail, Asiatic-Pacific knives with curly blades, etc, etc, etc. Excellent with excellent dustjacket. Important reference for an advanced collector, or anyone who wants to know more about the subject. $65.00 (View Picture)

14631 HISTORY OF THE COLT REVOLVER- HAVEN & BELDEN - A History of the Colt Revolver and Other Arms Made By. Colt's Patent Fire Arms Company from 1836 to 1940. 711 pages, profusely illustrated, glossary, index. A 1978 reprint edition of the circa 1941 original classic . Gilt stamped green cloth covers. The story of one of the world's greatest success stories, the arms-making dynasty founded by Samuel Colt. Presented is not only the history of the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, but of the individual arms it made, which are discussed model-by-model in detailed text and photos and reinforced by correspondence, Senate reports, price lists, catalogs, contracts and more. Spine of the dustjacket is faded from sunlight, otherwise neear excellent. Still a good Colt reference $35.00 (View Picture)

14439 BERETTA- THE WORLD'S OLDEST INDUSTRIAL DYNASTY - By Marco Morin and Robert Held, the latter a respected American gun writer, with text in both languages, and eminently readable. 283 pages 10” x 11.5” loaded with hundreds of illustrations. One of the best illustrated accounts of early arms manufacture and designs, this continues through the early 20th century with a good mix of guns and company background. Appendix A has 35 pages with a checklist/photos of the major 20th century Beretta models. Used fine condition with dustjacket. $95.00 (View Picture)

14435 THE BROWNING SUPERPOSED: JOHN M. BROWNING'S LAST LEGACY- BY NED SCHWING - Hardcover, 1996 edition. North America's top-selling over and under gun is honored in more than 600 detailed photos, including 100 stunning color images and exhaustively researched text. Browning fans will discover sections about Browning family business history, information about the engraving process, charts with sales data and total number of guns sold, and serial number data. The Browning Superposed is a book rich in company history and sales information, that also is a photographic feast sure to inspire any collector of double-barrel firearms. Features more than 600 stunning and detailed photos to assist with identification and inspiration -Contains rare details about Browning company business that helps collectors to envision the process tied to creating the leader in over and under guns. Out of Print. A previously owned copy, which would pass for new. $425.00 (View Picture)

14433 THOUGHTS ON THE KENTUCKY RIFLE IN ITS GOLDEN AGE - Joe Kindig’s massive 561 page 9" x 12" coverage of the most outstanding Kentucky [Pennsylvania] rifles from one of the finest collections ever assembled. Photos show details of 262 of the finest pieces from Kindig's famous collection. Kindig's study of the Appalachian piedmont (eastern Pennsylania to South Carolina circa 1750-1820) flintlock rifles presents this important and often overlooked art form. Chapters address Kentucky rifle nomenclature, history, regions (Lancaster, Bethlehem, Reading, Lebanon, Dauphin, York, Littlestown, Emmitsburg and Chambersburg), and makers. A valuable treat for the gun collector or rifle historian. The introductory material in this book is most useful background for anyone interested in American arms and their origin and use, and relationship to the culture of the period. You can have a great time enjoying the truly artistic skills of the great craftsmen. This is the 1971 Shumway published version of the 1960 edition. One of the true classics in the field of antique arms that any collector should read at least once in their life. Some minor wear or soiling or damage to the dust jacket, and some light soiling or spotting on the exposed edges of the pages otherwise a VG-fine copy, nice and tight. $125.00 (View Picture)

14431 THE FLINTLOCK: ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT- BY TORSTEN LENK - 188 pages 9” x 11.5” hardbound. Hardbound 1965 edition. Translated from the Swedish original, this is a highly respected work which emphasizes the technical and artistic aspects of the flintlock era. Much emphasis is placed on the higher grade arms and those with lavish decorations, making a read of this a visual treat. Recently reprinted in a reduced size paperback edition, losing some of the detail in the images in this classic reference. Minor soiling or damage to the dust jacket, and some light soiling on the exposed edges of the pages otherwise a VG-fine copy, nice and tight. $35.00 (View Picture)

14428 FRANCONIA JAGD MARCH 1975-1976 [CATALOG] - 256 pages 9” x 12”, paper covers. Covers full line of hunting related products (guns, ammo, scopes, packs, clothing, collector guns, black powder, etc, all in color. German language. Overall condition good with some spotting of the cheap paper. (Sort of like a Cabela’s catalog for German hunters!) $10.00 (View Picture)

14426 FRED ADOLPH CATALOG 1914 (REPRINT) - 68 page 9” x 10.5” paper covers. Reprint edition of Fred Adolph’s 1914 catalog. Adolph was an accomplished German riflesmith who immigrated to the United States in 1908. Six years later, he issued a catalog from a shop he had established in Genoa, N.Y. It listed a wide range of sporting rifles, shotguns and combination guns-some Adolph probably imported; but others he built. The rifles were chambered for a variety of potent cartridges, among them at least 10 designed by Charles Newton. One of only a few catalogs that list 2, 3 and 4 barrel guns. Used excellent. $18.00 (View Picture)

14425 COLT- A CENTURY OF ACHIEVEMENT - Colt's 100th Anniversary Fire Arms Manual, published by Colt in 1937. 97 pages 7” x 9.5”. This is the scarce HARD COVER edition with the heavily embossed image of young sailor Sam Colt whittling his model revolver on the cover. This is far more than a catalog of products, it is a unique insight into Colt's celebration of its first 100 years as a firearms manufacturer. Photos, specs, prices of the 1937 gun product line, company history, 'how to shoot', even mention of their other lines (electrical, plastics, dishwashers!). A wonderful item to display with a Colt collection. $125.00 (View Picture)

14363 A History of the Colt Revolver and Other Arms Made By - Colt's Patent Fire Arms Company from 1836 to 1940. 711 pages, profusely illustrated, glossary, index. A 1978 reprint edition of the circa 1941 original classic . Gilt stamped green cloth covers. The story of one of the world's greatest success stories, the arms-making dynasty founded by Samuel Colt. Presented is not only the history of the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, but of the individual arms it made, which are discussed model-by-model in detailed text and photos and reinforced by correspondence, Senate reports, price lists, catalogs, contracts and more. Spine of the dustjacket is faded from sunlight, otherwise about excellent. Still a good Colt reference. $40.00 (View Picture)

14359 TEXTBOOK OF FIREARMS INVESTIGATION, IDENTIFICATION AND EVIDENCE- Julian S. Hatcher - 342 pages 5.5” x 8.5” leather bound with gilt name and gilt edges. 1998 reprint for the “Firearms Classic Library” of this important and long out of print work. Hatcher was an Army Ordnance Major General, later head of the NRA technical branch, and a lowly Major when he first wrote this in 1935. This was the genesis of modern “crime lab” techniques related to firearms. While some of the material may seem commonplace today, it was revolutionary when it first appeared. This is a very handsome volume that will certainly make you look smart and rich even if you don’t read it. But, you really should, unless you have read “Hatcher’s Notebook”. Previously owned but could pass for new condition. $35.00 (View Picture)

14355 SMITHS STANDARD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GAS SPRING AND AIR GUNS OF THE WORLD - 279 pages hardcover 1957 reprint. The first American text dealing with high power, high precision, air and gas weapons which at short ranges equal or even excel in accuracy some of the finest powder cartridge arms. Chapters include: The Blowgun, The Air Gun, Other Patterns of Gas and Spring Guns, Cocking Systems, Modern Pneumatic Arms, Carbon Dioxide Arms, History of Air-Rifle Ammunition, Shooting With Spring-Air Guns, British Spring Air Rifles and Pistols, Other Foreign Spring-Air Guns, Current Compressed (Pneumatic) Air Arms, American Spring-Air Arms, Carbon Dioxide Powered Arms, Other Gas Systems and Air- and Gas-Gun Test Results. Photographs, operational drawings, specifications, and test results are given for representative samples of every major world manufacturer, plus historical and background information. Used VG condition except the dust jacket is soiled and a bit worn. $75.00 (View Picture)

14335 THE AMERICAN SHOTGUN BY DAVID F. BUTLER - First edition, 1973 with 243 pages, hardback (not the later soft cover reprint). An excellent, comprehensive history of American smoothbores from Colonial times to 1973. Traces the story of the American shotgun: the matchlocks, flintlocks, early percussion guns and breech-loaders, and on to the famous makers - Sharps, Maynard, Parker, Remington, Winchester, Ithaca, A. H. Fox, L. C. Smith and others. Numerous photos and line drawings. A very well done and comprehensive work that is readable and useful for any but the most advanced collector. $25.00 (View Picture)

14326 COLT- AN AMERICAN LEGEND - by renowned Colt historian (and subsequently a convicted crook for defrauding a collector) R.L. Wilson. Important coverage of most models and filled with magnificent photographs. Unless you are a really serious Colt collector who needs the larger and much higher priced "Book of Colt Firearms", then this is the next best thing. Besides the overview text and great photos, the 25 pp of detailed statistics, serial numbers/dates etc in appendix are very useful. Used excellent copy. $35.00 (View Picture)

14310 Colt Firearms From 1836- James E. Serven - 1979 Stackple edition of this classic with 401 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. Jim Serven’s highly respected monumental history of famed American gunmaker Samuel Colt, and of the legendary guns he made from the first Paterson models in the 1830s to modern times. It is the history, too, of the famous recipients of these arms, many of whom were luminaries in 19th century government, politics and the military. A fabulous, high-quality, well illustrated reference for these most desirable and collectible of American antique firearms. Fully illustrated with b&w photographs, catalogue pages, drawings, documents, reproductions of early art works, etc. General index, model index, single action production chart, commemorative issues data, etc. Used excellent to near new except for dustjacket which shows wear and has minor damage at the spine. $45.00 (View Picture)

14301 Arms & Accoutrements of the Mounted Police by Phillips & Klancher - 212 pages 8.5” x 11” HARDBOUND, published in 1982. This is a definitive history of the revolvers, rifles, machine guns, cannons, ammo, swords, lances, holsters etc. used during the first 100 years of the force. Serial numbers listed for many of the Sniders, 1876 Winchesters, Enfields, Colt & S&W revolvers etc. Used, excellent $49.00 (View Picture)

14300 COLT CAVALRY, ARTILLERY & MILITIA REVOLVERS 1873-1903 - KEITH COCHRAN - First edition, 1987, 288 pages 8.5” x. 10.25” hardbound. Loads of info, ilustrated with over 200 photos/drawings, covering all sorts of details of the Colt Single Action military models and related gear (ammo, holsters, reload tools, etc). An important reference for the U.S. Martial collectors. $35.00 (View Picture)

14299 ELEMENTS OF ORDNANCE- THOMAS J. HAYES - 715 pages 6” x 9” published in 1938. A text book intended for West Point cadets, updated from “The Textbook of Ordnance and Gunnery” by Earl MacFarland, the famed EMF found on WW2 Garand cartouches. Covers all sorts of stuff from gun construction and ammo and fuzes to carriage design up to 16” seacoast guns, and ballistics and physics related to ordnance matters. Interesting section at the end about wheeled and halftrack vehicles. Used about good with some damp staining along the outer edges. $12.00 (View Picture)

14296 GUNS ON THE EARLY FRONTIERS- - Carl P. Russell, 395pp 6" x 9". Hardbound, excellent dustjacket. One of the classic studies of firearms in the context of their historical use. Russell was a high ranking official in the National Park Service, along with Harold Peterson, another noted arms author, and they did much to promote the respectability of arms collecting in the mid 20th century. Nice copy. $25.00 (View Picture)

14276 AXIS PISTOLS BY JAN STILL - The indispensible reference for collectors of WW2 era handguns used by Germany, Italy, Japan, and all the occupied nations. Superbly researched and illustrated with extensive data on production and usage, markings, unit markings inlcuidng military, quasi military and police forces. 360 pages, hardbound. This is the WW2 50 year commemorative edition in gently used condition. If you have this book, you realize how valuable the information is, and if you are not familiar with it, you are missing something that will add immensely to your knowledge and enjoyment as you pursue this collecting niche. Price includes insured shipping in the US. $495.00 (View Picture)

14272 WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY CATALOGS 1865-1918 - A complete set of all 12 volumes, reprinted in 1992 in a limited edition of only 600 sets, and now out of print and only available when a set turns up, usually from an estate. These are exact copies of the original catalogs, with all the detailed info from each of the Winchester catalogs at the time. Typically they show each model of gun available, and for most an illustrated list of all parts, and also all options available. Special order options are also listed such as engraving, special sights, etc. Besides the guns, these list related Winchester products such as cleaning gear, scopes and ammunition. Ammunition section has line drawings of most cartridges, as well as listings of available loads and reloading components. Many have index at the end of each catalog for ease in using. Size is 5.5" x 8.5" with tan imitation "leather" hard covers with handsome black and red strips with gilt title info. An essential reference for any serious Winchester collector, and so handsome you’re your spouse will let you keep them in any book case in the house! (Full set takes up 24 inches of shelf space). This set has 10 of the volumes new, still sealed in the printer's shrink wrap, and the other two have been unwrapped but appear as new. Assembling a full set of the original catalogs (assuming you could even find them on the market) would run in the five figure range, but here you get all the great info that will help identify and authenticate a lot of scarce items for less than the cost of a good rifle. $895.00 (View Picture)

14269 THE TARGET RIFLE IN AUSTRALIA- BY J.E. CORCORAN - Early target rifles, including percussion. Information on the 1870's Creedmore matches both here and abroad. Over 100 photos and drawings of American and British target rifles and the men behind them. Loads, twist rates and targets of various rifles. This book has a lot of information on U.S. rifles and long range matches. Evolution of the long range target rifle with emphasis on Australia, where mostly British arms were used. Info on some of the muzzleloading match rifles such as Gibbs, Whitworth, Rigby, etc. that is available no where else. Covers muzzleloaders through the Lee Enfield. Hard cover volume of 221 pages, in 6-1/2 x 10" format. Hardcover. Near new with excellent dustjacket. $38.00 (View Picture)

14264 A.H. FOX THE FINEST GUN IN THE WORLD- MICHAEL MCINTOSH - 407 pages 9¾" x 12" tall. The first full length study of one of America's finest shotguns and the first biography of one of America's most colorful gunmakers. Plus a very interesting chapter on the Fox Air-Cooled car. Used excellent with god dustjacket. $40.00 (View Picture)

14263 COLT MODEL 1905 AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY JOHN POTOCKI - 192 pages 6” x 9.25” hardbound. Includes a comprehensive survey of surviving examples establishing the true production history of the M1905, complete with all its variations & design changes, serial number lists & information is included, guide to Colt M1907 automatic, & complete facsimile copy of the Thompson-LaGarde Report (which established45 as the minimum caliber for a U.S. military pistol). $25.00 (View Picture)

14262 MODERN BREECHLOADERS- SPORTING & MILITARY, W.W. GREENER - 242 pages about 5.5” x 7.5” with 123 illustrations, and fold out chart. Published by Cassell, Petter and Galpin, London, circa 1871 (not dated, but most recent items seems to be use of Martini as the British service rifle. This is an original edition, not one of the recent reprints (which atest to its enduring value as a reference. W. W. Greener of St. Mary's Square, Birmingham was the dominant manufacturer and authority on breech loading guns and other forearms including hammer guns, hammerless guns, ejector guns and revolvers in the period. Illustrations include engraved plates of famous shotguns, rifles, handguns, Gatling, etc plus a fold out chart of "The Field Gun Trial of 1866". Some antiquarian booksellers are asking over $300 for this book. Some chipped spots on the spine (inventory numbers removed??) otherwise a nice tight copy. $89.00 (View Picture)

14261 ILLUSTRATED BRITISH FIREARMS PATENTS 1714-1853 - Compiled & edited by arms collecting giants Stephen Grancsay and Merrill Lindsay, and published by the Winchester Press. About 300 pages 7.25” x 10.75” with handsome binding. Includes listing of all British firearm patents 1714 to 1853, and the text of each one. Many have illustrations showing the details. [There was a separate folio of loose oversize prints made for sale with these volumes, but these are almost invariably lost by now, as is the case with this on.] Number 469 of limited edition of 1000. Used excellent plus. A valuable reference for the arms historian or collector specializing in English arms. $95.00 (View Picture)

14258 ACCOUTREMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES INFANTRY - RIFLEMEN, AND DRAGOONS 1834-1839 Canada Museum Restoration Historical Arms Series No. 20. By R.T. “Ted” Huntington. 58 pp. 51 illus. Softcover. Although the 1841 edition of the U.S. Ordnance Manual provides ample information on the equipment that was in use during the 1840s, it is evident that the patterns of equipment that it describes were not introduced until 1838 or 1839. This guide is intended to fill this gap in our knowledge by providing an overview of what we now know about the accoutrements that were issued to the regular infantryman, rifleman, and dragoon, in the 1830's with excursions into earlier and later years. Used excellent. $10.00 (View Picture)

14257 HANDBOOK OF BRITISH BAYONETS- IAN SKENNERTON - This pocket reference is a companion to “British & Commonwealth Bayonets” w/ notes & dimensions of all the bayonets from that volume, but none of the ohotos or history. Great for carrying at a show to help spot rare variations. The back cover features inch & centimeter scales for measuring muzzle ring diameters, blade, overall & scabbard lengths to assist in ready identification. 6x4 inches, 64 pgs. $5.00 (View Picture)

14255 HANDBOOK OF RIFLE SHOOTING- RUSSELL - Originally published by Hunter, Rose & Co. in 1869 in Toronto, this is the Museum Restoration Service reprint of 1989. 182 pages, illus, vg-exc. “After his own training the author held his own investigations into rifle shooting and he is sharing his results with you the reader.” A classic early treatise on marksmanship. $15.00 (View Picture)

14245 STANDARD CATALOG OF MILITARY FIREARMS (1ST EDITION)- NED SCHWING - Soft cover, 350 pages 8.5” x 11” published in 2001. This is a very useful book, covering nearly ALL military firearms from 1870 to the present, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, carbines and machine guns. Most have a photos to help ID them, and there is generally a very informative brief description and history, as well as approximate values. While the value information is somewhat dated, and was not all that great to start with (at least in my opinion) this is a very hand book. 30 years ago a copy of Small Arms of the World would be the first reference to grab on military arms, but this one is much better since it covers the more recent developments and has some basic value guidance. (Small Arms of the World is still essential for the disassembly info for the items listed in it, and the broader historical backgrounds.) Used excellent copy that could almost pass for new. $20.00 (View Picture)

14236 AUCTION CATALOG- JONATHAN PECK COLLECTION OF U.S. MARTIAL ARMS - As above, but this is the Jonathan Peck collection, one of the finest collections of U.S. martial arms ever assembled, sold by Little John’s Auctions, April, 2002. Detailed descriptions by Eric Vaule, one of the best in the business. This is an important 138 page reference for serious U.S. martial collector. Nearly all items are shown in one or more superb full color photos, and all have an auction price estimate. When you buy these catalogs from the auction house they usually run $50-75 per auction. These are fascinating reading. The “best part” is that since the auctions are all over, you cannot bid on any of these, so your spouse will not get all upset when you look at this one. $25.00 (View Picture)

14235 LOT OF TEN AUCTION CATALOGS - Beautifully done catalogs from some of the major auction houses specializing in collector arms of all types. These cover everything from WW2 (and some more recent) collectable military and commercial arms back to wheellocks and armor. Tiny pocket pistols to massive African safari pieces and high grade shotguns. Engraved by great artists, or standard issue arms. Flint, percussion, cartridge arms, by Colt, Winchester, Ruger, great European makers, and unknown makers all over the world. Nearly all items are shown in one or more superb full color photos, and accompanied by a detailed description and auction price estimate. Many come with the “prices realized” sheets showing the actual sales prices so you can see what people are paying for some of these items. When you buy these from the auction house they usually run $50-75 per auction. These are fascinating reading. The “best part” is that since the auctions are all over, you cannot bid on any of these, so your spouse will not get all upset when you look at these. Unfortunately, they all lack any sort of index to easily find items again, so they are more for fun reading than for handy reference, unless you make notes as you go through them. Photo shows a sample of pages from a typical catalog (not necessarily one of this lot). Lot includes: James D. Julia Oct 2004 (1 volume- 340 pages); Rock Island December 2005 (2 volumes- 300pp and 188pp with prices realized); Rock Island April 2006 (2 volumes 370 and 175 pages with prices realized); Rock Island December 2006 (2 volumes 318 pp and 324 pp with prices realized); Rock Island April 2007 (1 volume- 308 pages); and Cowans Auction May 2007 (2 volumes- 125 and 180 pages). The lot of 10 great auction catalogs including shipping in the US (and these are HEAVY!!!) for only $75.00 (View Picture)

14229 PATERSON COLT VARIATIONS BY PHILIP R. PHILLIPS AND R.L. WILSON - 1979, First Edition, 232 pages. Important reference on Colt Paterson Pistols - Samuel Colt's first handgun models. Well illustrated including many color photos of the magnificent cased sets in the Phillips collection. This superb collection is on display at the wonderful Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, OK, and is comprehensive in scope and remarkable for the quality and completeness of this ultra-scarce model. Few collectors will ever own, or even handle a Colt Paterson revolver of any type, so perusing this fine book may be as close as most of us will ever get to these historic arms. However, a student of arms history, and especially one interested in Colts, really should read this book to understand the origin of the successful Colt business, and the challenges and difficulties that were overcome, and Sam Colt’s salesmanship skills which rivaled his mechanical genius. Brand new copy from the original 1979 printing. $55.00 (View Picture)

14092 AXIS PISTOLS BY JAN STILL - The indispensible reference for collectors of WW2 era handguns used by Germany, Italy, Japan, and all the occupied nations. Superbly researched and illustrated with extensive data on production and usage, markings, unit markings inlcuidng military, quasi military and police forces. 360 pages, hardbound. This is the WW2 50 year commemorative edition in gently used condition. If you have this book, you realize how valuable the information is, and if you are not familiar with it, you are missing something that will add immensely to your knowledge and enjoyment as you pursue this collecting niche. Price includes insured shipping in the US. $495.00 (View Picture)

14182 WAR MATERIAL PRESUMABLY IN SERVICE IN NORTH VIETNAM (Volume 1 - CIRCA 1964) - Great addition to any Vietnam era collection as a reference or for display. Approx 6” x 8” with cardstock covers, secured by staples. I think this is a reprint, but it may be just a nice clean original. Bilingual with one column in Vietnamese and the other in English, facing a page with a drawing of the item. This volume covers all sorts of conventional weapons from handguns and hand grenades to artillery, rockets mines, etc, but does not get into the booby trap and improvised type items found in similar volumes on Vietcong war material. About new condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

14181 WAR MATERIAL USED BY VIETCONG IN SOUTH VIETNAM (2 VOLUMES) CIRCA 1964 - Originals, not reprints, ink marked with name “CAPT DOTY” on the cover. These came from the estate of a career Army Ordnance officer. Approx 6” x 8” with colored cardstock covers. These are bound with a “acco” type fastener and both volume 1 and 2 are bound together (probably by the user for ready reference, as they were issued separately). These are bilingual with one column in Vietnamese and the other in English, facing a page with a drawing of the item. These cover everything from handguns and hand grenades to artillery, rockets and lots of improvised explosives and booby traps. Interesting addition to a Vietnam era collection- and these are originals. Used fine-excellent. $55.00 (View Picture)

14179 A PRIMER OF WORLD BAYONETS- TWO PART SET BY JOHN WALTER & GORDON HUGHES - Highly respected early reference, circa 1969 (remember, the first real bayonet reference book for collectors was Al Hardin’s “American Bayonet in 1964”). These were privately printed in mall numbers in the UK, bout 8.5” x 13” with gray paper covers. Part 1 is about 26 pages of common knife and saber bayonets. Part 2 is 24 pages of additional knife, saber and socket bayonets. They cover a total of about 262 different bayonets, probably the most popular of the types made prior to the 1960s, not the extremely rare or seldom seen items. Each is illustrated with a SUPERB line drawing, and there are additional detailed drawings showing frog and also the troddlen (or tassels) usually worn with German bayonets. These latter two features are information not readily available elsewhere. Overall fin condition with some minor wrinkling or scuffing. Hard to find but still important and useful reference for a serious collector. The set for $50.00 (View Picture)

13117 C.S. ARMORY RICHMOND- BY PAUL DAVIES - 368 pages 8.5” x 11”, hardbound with handsome embossed Richmond lock on the cover. Exhaustively researched and documented, this is a most important study in Confederate arms making. Despite the advantage of having captured much of the machinery and tooling for making U.S. Model 1855 rifle muskets at Harpers Ferry, the Confederacy constantly struggled to achieve any volume production. Beset by state politics, a bad decision to send the stock making machinery elsewhere, transportations difficulties, shortages of raw materials, and a scarcity of skilled workers, only Herculean efforts by James Burton and others in the Ordnance department kept production struggling along at all. Besides the important historical details for researchers this book is loaded with the specific facts that collectors need to separate the many fake Confederate arms from the real thing. An interesting read for the collector or arms historian, endorsed by the prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors. This is a copy in NEW condition, autographed by the author. List price is $75.00 but we will include FREE SHIPPING. $75.00 (View Picture)

12731 FIREARMS ASSEMBLY 3- THE NRA GUIDE TO RIFLES & SHOTGUNS - This is the NRA publication based on the many excellent features on disassembly and assembly and historical background of many of the most popular handguns. About 264 pages, covering all sorts of stuff from the civil war musket to the M14, Winchester Lever guns to Remington pump shotguns, Browning doubles to Mossberg .22s, Johnsons to Japs. Obviously not every long arm ever made is included, but nearly every one I have ever needed to check has been here. This is a softcover edition dated 1980, with about 60 pages added over that found in earlier editions. Used excellent. $10.00 (View Picture)

12684 WINCHESTER: THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST - Harold Williamson 494 pp 8.5" x 11". Important study of the Winchester company. Not as much "nuts and bolts" as it is the way the company operated and the reasons it did things. Good coverage on relations with John Browning, their financial ups and downs. Good explanation of why they got into hardware and roller-skate business. This is "the rest of the story" that allows an understanding of Winchester history. Highly respected. Used copy good except for some yellowing of pages and spotting on the edges and also on a few pages. A good reference copy. $35.00 (View Picture)

12608 SOUL OF THE SWORD: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WEAPONRY AND WARFARE - from Prehistory to the Present, by Robert O'Connell & John Batchelor published in 2002, this 390 page hardbound (7.5" x 9.5") book is a widely acclaimed history of the importance of weapons on warfare and civilization. This is not one of the coffee table books filled with glossy color photos, but has sufficient illustrations (often superb line drawings by Batchelor) to allow you to visualize the weaponry being discussed. Robert O'Connell is a career intelligence analyst and military historian who accurately and eloquently weaves the tale of technology and warfare and cultures. This ranges from the most primitive weapons (spears) to the newest and most complex (precision guided munitions). Unlike some authors, he understands the significance of the warriors as well as the weapons. This is a thoughtful analysis by a qualified observer, filled with interesting anecdotes making it interesting for those familiar with the subject or for those just wondering about weaponry and history. Highly recommended. Publised at $35.00, our price INCLUDING SHIPPING IN THE U.S. is only $22.00 (View Picture)

12417 WORLD'S FIGHTING SHOTGUNS- THOMAS SWEARINGEN - Hardcover, 504 pages 8.5" x 11" profusely illustrated. First authoritative work that traces the fascinating history of the shotgun as a pure fighting weapon. The complete military and police reference for developments through 1978. This blend of historical and technical analysis is very interesting for the collector or historian, as well as for anyone wanting to understand weapon effectiveness and design criteria. Used copy, fine-excellent with dustjacket that shows some soiling and wear. Postpaid price is only $49.00 (View Picture)

12193 HANDGUNS OF THE WORLD - Military revolvers and self-loaders from 1870 to 1945. 704pp 8.5" x11" Classic, out of print reference loaded with historical information on development, use, assembly, etc. Every pistol collector needs a copy of this superb reference. Used Excellent, with slightly lesser condition dustjacket. $75.00 (View Picture)

12192 REMINGTON HANDGUNS (4TH EDITION) - A pioneering work on the subject by Karr and Karr, and still a pretty good reference, although Roy Marcot's Remington book is a better overall history of the company and all models. Used VG with G dustjacket. About 150 pages 6" x 9" with good photo, specifications and brief history of nearly every Remington handgun model. $25.00 (View Picture)

11765 1994 SHOOTER'S BIBLE (NO. 85) - The world's standard firearms reference booK' loaded with info on most items in production in that year. Used and a bit dog eared on the front cover corners and maybe 10-15 pages, otherwise good. $5.00

11185 SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD- 11TH EDITION (1977) BY E.C. EZELL - 671 pages in this edition, full of the customary historical information, and detailed data and disassembly/operating info. Used excellent condition with excellent dustjacket and plastic cover. This edition has much more on the semi auto and select fire "assault weapon" type arms than previous editions. This is one of the most respected and authoritative books on small arms which went through something like 13 editions. While each has some unique content, any of them are superb references. A beginning collector would do well to read and re-read the historical information at the front to become familiar with different types of arms and their history. $40.00

11184 SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD- 5TH EDITION (1955) BY W.H.B. SMITH - 768 pages in this edition, full of the customary historical information, and detailed data and disassembly/operating info. Used VG- Fine with pretty nice dustjacket, although faded on the spine. This is one of the most respected and authoritative books on small arms which went through something like 13 editions. While each has some unique content, any of them are superb references. A beginning collector would do well to read and re-read the historical information at the front to become familiar with different types of arms and their history. $55.00

11178 SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD- 5TH EDITION (1955) BY W.H.B. SMITH - 768 pages in this edition, full of the customary historical information, and detailed data and disassembly/operating info. Used good, although binding is a bit wiggly, but not detaching or anything, just loosened up from use. Former owners name and date written/stamped on the inside cover and flyleaf in several places. This is one of the most respected and authoritative books on small arms which went through something like 13 editions. While each has some unique content, any of them are superb references. A beginning collector would do well to read and re-read the historical information at the front to become familiar with different types of arms and their history. $40.00 (View Picture)

11177 SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD- 4TH EDITION (1948-1953 PRINTINGS) BY W.H.B. SMITH - 500 pages in this edition, full of the customary historical information, and detailed data and disassembly/operating info. Used VG- fine with a dustjacket that is a bit tattered around the edges. Former owners name and date written on the inside cover and flyleaf in several places. This is one of the most respected and authoritative books on small arms which went through something like 13 editions. While each has some unique content, any of them are superb references. A beginning collector would do well to read and re-read the historical information at the front to become familiar with different types of arms and their history. $55.00 (View Picture)

10981 FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION: THE LABORATORY EXAMINATION OF small arms, rifling characteristics in hand guns, and notes on automatic pistols- by J.Howard Mathews. Volume 1 (400 pages) of three volume set. (Originally published in 1962 by the University of Wisconsin as a two volume set, but in 1973 a third volume was prepared by Charles Thomas from Mathews' notes and it was republished as a three volume set.) This is a first edition described as volume 1 of 2, but contents are identical to the first volume of the 3 volume edition. Loaded with highly technical data on rifling characteristics of hand guns and rifles descriptions of specialized tools of the firearms examiner professional, photographs and other illustrations of hand guns. Extensive listing of gun makers and brief histories and notes on their main products. Long out of print and the used 3 volume sets are selling in the $800-1,000 range. This is volume 1 only, in excellent condition with excellent dust jacket $225.00 (View Picture)

10829 A GLOSSARY OF THE CONSTRUCTION, DECORATION AND USE of Arms and Armor in all Countries and in All Times. George Cameron Stone, 694pp 8.5" x 11". Superb, classic reference that gets into all the weird and wonderful stuff that you cannot find anywhere else- matchlocks, chain mail, Asiatic-Pacific knives with curly blades, etc, etc, etc. Excellent with excellent dustjacket. Important reference for an advanced collector, or anyone who wants to know more about the subject. $65.00 (View Picture)

10313 Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Uniforms & Equipment - Excellent reference with color photos of all sorts of neat stuff including weapons, uniforms, insignia, medals, comm gear, posters, etc. However, all the info is in Japanese, although there is a 8 page list of English language captions included. Used VG although covers slightly warped from dampness. $29.00 (View Picture)

12955 .30-06 BY CHRIS PUNNETT - Exceptionally superb reference for anyone interested in any type of cartridges. 384 pages, hardbound loaded with illustrations of cartridges, and boxes from makers all over the world. Great information including much historical data on the companies that made the cartridges, as well as details on the unbelievable number of variations that exist in this popular collecting specialty. Extensive coverage of U.S. military variations alone is worth the price of this great book. This is my favorite cartridge book out of the dozens I own. Title page autographed by the author. Now out of print and these are the last copies the author had stashed away. $95.00 (View Picture)

9482 "GRUNT GEAR" BY ALEC TULKOFF -
Superbly researched and thoroughly illustrated coverage of WW2 USMC combat uniforms, web gear, edged weapons, guns (with serial number info on many), and lots of other cool stuff collectors love. Moran's book on WW2 USMC uniforms and gear covers dress as well as combat items, but for combat items Tulkoff is far more complete and better researched and documented. A number of excellent tips and details allow the collector to distinguish authentic USMC issue items from those of other services and fakes or reproductions. 335 pages 8.5" x 11" hardbound with superb artwork on the covers, extensive use of color, heavy glossy paper. Most highly recommended reference. Brand new. (Out of print and getting hard to find). $159.00 (View Picture)

8588 GUNS ON THE EARLY FRONTIERS - Carl P. Russell, 395pp 6" x 9". Hardbound, dirty dustjacket. One of the classic studies of firearms in the context of their historical use. Russell was a high ranking official in the National Park Service, along with Harold Peterson, another noted arms author, and they did much to promote the respectability of arms collecting in the mid 20th century. Good reading copy. $20.00 (View Picture)

8117 GUNSMITHING SIMPLIFIED- HAROLD MACFARLAND - (No, not the "EmcF" you see on Garand cartouches, but another serious gun guy.) 301pp 6.5" x 10" loaded with practical gunsmithing advice that does not require excessive machinery or exotic skills, but will help you acquire some. Used excellent with dustjacket that is torn in a few places but basically intact. Worth reading. $29.00 (View Picture)

8110 FORT PHIL KEARNY: AN AMERICAN SAGA- DEE BROWN - 250pp 5" x 8" Well researched and written account of this important outpost in northeastern Wyoming in the period 1865-1870, including the period of the nearby Wagon Box fight. Much on the life of troops in garrison and on campaign. Used VG-fine with dustjacket. $10.00

7822 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE MAGAZINE (LOT OF 51 COPIES) - Older issues dated 1980-1985, 46 different issues, plus five duplicates. Great for catching up on what was going on in South America, and Afghanistan, and improving your "skills" to become employable as a mercenary? Sold for entertainment value only, and reviews of weapons capabilities. The lot for only $22.00 (View Picture)

15337 BAYONETS FROM JANZEN'S NOTEBOOK-
258 pp 8" x 10" hardbound. Absolutely the best single reference book for anyone interested in bayonets. It covers nearly all the standard models of all countries of all periods. Excellent line drawings with brief descriptions, organized by country and then by date. While it will not list the 10 maker/marking variations for a specific model, it is essential to identifying stuff, and to give an idea of what a complete collection might consist of. Jerry Janzen was President of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors, and had one of the best collection in the country. First published as a paperback, this is the second, hardback edition of 253 pages of the original plus 6 pages of additional errata, notes, and corrections. Brand new, not used. OUT OF PRINT- VERY LIMITED SUPPLY LEFT. $125.00 Postpaid in the U.S. (View Picture)

 7452 AMERICAN MILITARY AND NAVAL BELTS 1812-1902 - R. Stephen Dorsey's new and superbly researched and illustrated study on the subject. In includes waist and shoulder belts and many of the accoutrements associated with them, including virtually all the Mills belts and variations prior to the M1903 Springfield era. This is the first book on this type material where nearly all the photos are in color, adding greatly to its usefulness. Over 450 pages 8.5" x 11", hardbound, printed on high quality paper. An excellent reference that provides much more information than just on the narrow subject of the belts themselves. Highly recommended. List $80.00, our price with shipping included $75.00 (View Picture)

7449 ROUND SHOT AND RAMMERS - An Introduction to Muzzle Loading Land Artillery in the U.S. by Harold L. Peterson 128pp 9" x 12" Classic and definitive overview of the subject with superb detailed illustrations of guns, carriages, accessories and ammunition. Covers from the earliest colonial days through the end of the Civil War era. Long out of print and republished in smaller format paperback, but this is the hardbound version. Used good-fine with dustjacket. A must for anyone with even a passing interest in the subject. $45.00

7440 ARMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE CIVIL WAR - Jack Coggins 160 pp 8.5" x 11" soft covers, new. Loaded with info and excellent illustrations. In my opinion, this is the best book available for a good understanding of the arms and equipment and their use, advantages and disadvantages. Written at a basic level, but very well done, so that even advanced collectors will learn a lot about small arms, artillery, cavalry, etc. A must for anyone interested in the Civil War and especially good for those just entering the field. $15.00 (View Picture)

7438 DESCRIPTIVE CATALOG OF THE COLLECTION OF FIREARMS n the Museum of Applied Science of Victoria [Australia], by Edgar Howard Penrose, Museum of Applied Science of Victoria Handbook No. 1, 1949. 161pp 6" x 9.75". Old Ray Riling sticker inside back cover and former owner's name and label inked on inside front cover. Excellent detailed descriptions of the museum's extremely diverse firearms collection, with group photos of most items. Listing of notable gun dates and glossary in back. Pages yellowing somewhat and green binding is sunfaded. $15.00

7064 GUNS ON THE EARLY FRONTIERS - Carl P. Russell, 395pp 6" x 9". Hardbound, first edition (1957) with nice clean dustjacket. Seller label inside back cover from noted arms book dealer Ray Riling, and inside flyleaf rubber stamped "Keith Cochran, Rapid City, South Dakota" so this once resided in the library of that noted Colt researcher and writer. One of the classic studies of firearms in the context of their historical use. Russell was a high ranking official in the national Park Service, along with Harold Peterson, another noted arms author, and they did much to promote the respectability of arms collecting in the mid 20th century. Nice book, nice provenance too. $20.00

7062 THE HORSE SOLDIER, 1776-1943 - Randy Steffen's four volume set on U.S. cavalry arms and equipment. Soft bound 8.5" x 11" softe cover, with numerous illustrations. Definitive study on the subject. Used excellent. Still in print at $40 per volume. The four volume set for only $120.00

7061 A GLOSSARY OF THE CONSTRUCTION, DECORATION AND USE - of Arms and Armor in all Countries and in All Times. George Cameron Stone, 694pp 8.5" x 11". Superb, classic reference that gets into all the weird and wonderful stuff that you cannot find anywhere else- matchlocks, chain mail, Asiatic-Pacific knives with curly blades, etc, etc, etc. Excellent with excellent dustjacket. Important reference for an andvanced collector, or anyone who wants to know more about the subject. $65.00

7055 HANDGUNS OF THE WORLD, E.C. EZELL - Military revolvers and self-loaders from 1870 to 1945. 704pp 8.5" x11" Classic, out of print reference loaded with historical information on development, use, assembly, etc. Every pistol collector needs a copy of this superb reference. Used VG-fine, with slightly lesser condition dustjacket. $75.00

7054 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS- - Duncan Crow & Robert Icks- two noted armor historians 1975, 256pp 8" x 10" Encyclopedia section in back listing virtually every experimental and standard mode tank of all countries is fascinating, plus a bit of historical background for many countries, and photos of selected models. Two prior sections cover the history of tanks, and an especially good section on design features that would often be overlooked by amateurs. Used VG with fair dustjacket. $25.00

5178 WW2 GERMAN SMALL ARMS MANUAL - Scheissvorschrift fur Gewehr (Karabiner), liechtes Maschinengewehr, Pistole. Berlin 1937. H. dv 240, with two supplements dated November 1938 and September 1939. Total about 180pp 4.5" x 7", gray paper covers, many photos showing proper firing positions, etc. The German equivalent of a small arms field manual for instruction of troops in all types of small arms. $65.00

3144 Notes on United States Ordnance, Volume I - Small Arms, 1776 to 1946 by James E. Hicks. First edition, privately published 1946. My favorite U.S. Martial arms reference book under either this title or the later 1962 edition. Approx 250 pages about being the unsurpassed detailed line drawings by Andre Jandot. The drawings bring out details not found anywhere else and are most useful for identifying parts and doing restoration work. This book desperately needs to be reprinted. Used excellent except for shelf wear on the lower corner and faded spine. $125.00

1498 Shotguns by Keith- Elmer Keith - Firearms Classic Library reprint for the NRA of the 1950 edition of this highly respected work. Very handsome job with imitation tan leather, gilt designs on binding, gilt edges on the pages. 307 pages 6" x 9". While it predates many of the shotguns on the market today, the information and advice is still useful. Keith was a powerful influence in the gun world of the 1930s-50s, and his opinions were blunt and based on careful trials and first hand experience in the fileld, not some armchair speculation. $29.00

1492 Guns of the Old West- Charles E. Chapel - Firearms Classic Libreary reprint for the NRA of the first edition of this highly respected work. Very handsome job with imitation red leather, gilt designs on binding, gilt edges on the pages. 306 pp. 6" x 9" Interesting and readable background of a wide variety of arms associated with the West, not just your dull old Colt and Winchester stuff. Covers military arms (issued, surp;lus, or stolen) and loads of unexpected tidbits. $25.00

1482 The Rifle in America- Phil Sharpe - Firearms Classic Libreary reprint for the NRA of the first edition of this highly respected work. Very handsome job with imitation black leather, gilt designs on binding, gilt edges on the pages. 641 pp. 8" x 10". This remains the best source of information on rifles of the pre-WW2 era, and the cartridges asociated with them. Lots of details concerning design changes, etc to help date pieces, and determine approximate rarity. While not one of my picks as the top 12 or so books for a gun collector, it would certainly be in my top 25-30 volumes. Your friends will be so impressed by its appearance, they will think you are smart even if you never read it. $29.00

1218 Handguns of the World, E.C. Ezell - Military revolvers and self-loaders from 1870 to 1945. Excellnt history, lots of detailed drawings and photos, take down info, etc, A very valuable reference, now out of print. Used VG $75.00

865 Cowboy and Gunfighter Collectibles- - Bill Mackin's excellent work on the subject, lots of photos, value guide (although 1989). Nice book by respected authority who also happens to be a heck of a nice guy! Soft cover has couple of  folds on one corner otherwise excellent. $12.00

277 Complete Book of US Sniping- - Peter Senich superb coverage of US Army sniper equipment from 1800s thru Vietnam. Best single volume on subject, although his later books have more detail on certain aspects. Gently used copy at big savings. $35.00

3705 Official R.L. Wilson Price Guide to Gun Collecting. 461 pp softcover. I paid $20 for this, and it is one of the few gun books I truly regret spending money on. (J. Harrison's U.S. martial arms handbooks and something on Merwin & Hulbert pistols are the only others that leap to mind from over 30 years).  This is Wilson's first edition, and much to my dismay he came out with a second edition which a quick glance struck me as unimproved over the execrable first. Pay shipping and you can have this one FREE!!!! (We gave this one away, but left the description so you will be warned about this worthless book.)

3709 The Arms Collection of Colonel Colt by R.L. Wilson 132 pp 6" x 9" 1964. Published by Herb Glass for Wadsworth Atheneum. Nicely done catalog with photos and etails of the Colt family's personal collection Published shortly after "Samuel Colt Presents" this was the second of what has become a flood of serious books on Colt firearms. Used excellent but dust jacket has some water damage, minor rips, and inked "22.00" . Out of print necesity for a Colt library. $59.00

3752 Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers 1785-1885 by Bruce Bazelon and William McGuinn, 1987. 118pp 8.5" x 11" hardbound. Valuable reference for researching markings on militaria of this period. Gently used but looks new. A newer edition is out that extends the period to 1915. $18.00

4027 Collecting the edged Weapons of the Third Reich, Vol 1. 2nd Ed. 1977. Highly respected classic in the field. Unfortunately it has gotten wet at some point and pages are badly wrinkled and some have a little mildew and a very few were stuck together and suffered some damage when pulled apart again. In print at $58.50 if you want a nice clean one, or save a bundle and live with this one. Dust jacket looks pretty good. $18.00

4797 CHECKERING AND CARVING OF GUNSTOCKS - Monty Kennedy's classic work on the subject. First edition (1952) with blue board covers. Fourth in Samworth series on Firearms Design and Assembly. Excellent except for a small ding (1/4" x 1/4") to the inside of the front cover board. $30.00

4792 A GUIDE TO THE BALLARD BREECHLOADER - George Layman's excellent study on the subject. 216pp 6" x 9" soft cover published in 1997. Besides details of intereste to the collector to distinguish between different models, there are extensive phtos and excellent selection of material from old catalogs. This is closely mixed with Marlin history. About new condition. $15.00

3314 Samuel Colt Presents This is the photo catalog and record of the Loan exhibition of presentation percussion Colts on display in Hartford, CT November 1961 to January 1962. 292pp 8" x 10.5" with large clear photos on about 2/3 of the pages. This was one of Larry Wilson's earliest books and it is a tremendous presentation of a never-to-be-duplicated exhibit. I was fortunate enough to see this exhibit in person while in High School. Dazzled by the magnificent beauty and history of these guns, I immedicately realized that I would never be able to afford a collection of Colts I would be happy with, and decided to stick with beat up old military rifles I could afford. Nice used copy. Wonderful resource to study some of the best known presentation pieces from the finest collections with impeccable pedigrees. Long out of print and seldom encountered. $95.00

2606 Battle Axes, James D. Gamble Published by Mowbray (of Man at Arms fame) in 1981. 93 pp 6" x 9" with a number of photos and drawings. The definitive work on the subject. Out of print. Used VG cover has remnants of some tape here and there. $18.00

SMB949 - Gunsmiths of Maryland. Daniel D. Hartzler & Jim Whisker. fully illustrated from handguns to cannon, cottage industry arms to military. 9 x 12". hardcover. short biographical sketches of arms makers who worked in Maryland, c. 1640-c.1900. Condition: new. $45.00

1822 The Revolver 1865-1888 A.W.F. Taylerson- Definitive study of the early development of revolvers. Much on technical internal details, with emphasis on British makers, but also good overview of nearly all major designs, etc. Out of print and highly respected. $55.00

1208 Winchester: The Gun That Won the West Harold Williamson 494 pp 8.5" x 11". Important study of the Winchester company. Not as much "nuts and bolts" as it is the way the company operated and the reasons it did things. Good coverage on relations with John Browning, their financial ups and downs. Good explanation of why they got into hardware and roller-skate business. This is "the rest of the story" that allows an understanding of Winchester history. Highly respected. This copy shows shelf wear and spine is faded with a couple tiny frayed spots. Still very usable. $320.00

1225 The AK-47 Story (hardbound) A superb account of the Russian military small arms from the earliest days to recent. 256pp. 7" x 9.5". The late Ed Ezell was a respected arms historian, former curator at Smithsonian, and the guy behind the historic meeting between Kalishnikov and Eigene Stoner. Important book, often overlooked on assumption it is something for the camouflage-clad wackos clutching their wannabe "assault weapons." Except for former owner's name rubber stamped on inside cover, and absence of a dust jacket, and light scratch on cover this is like new. $35.00

**SOLD**1067 Collecting the '03 Springfield Jesse Harrison's book on the subject. Spiral bound 134 page book loaded with information and drawings of M1903 Springfields and variations including 03A3s and the .22s. Some people consider these a valuable reference. I consider them so full of errors and inaccuracies as to be useless as there is no way to sort the good info from the utter nonsense.

534 Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks- Monty Kennedy's classic work on the subject. First edition (1952) with blue board covers. Fourth in Samworth series on Firearms Design and Assembly. Excellent except 1/4 x 1/2" tear on back cover. $25.00

JHSPC1 CATALOGS, WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.1865-1918- Total twelve volumes, reprinted 1992-93 in limited edition of only 600 sets. Retail was $900, and now up to $1200. Imitation leather binding. $750.00 for the set.

E83. USMC-SNIPER SCOPE INSTRUCTIONS/MANUALS
UNERTL SCOPE INSTRUCTIONS. Photocopy of ultra-rare USMC operating instructions sheet issued with 8X scopes used on ’03 Springfields in WW2 and Korea STITH-KOLLMORGEN TELESCOPIC SIGHT MODEL 4XD-USMC manual, 6 pp 4" x 5 ¾" with cover. Photocopy of ultra-rare original for the Marine Corps MC-1 or MC1952 version of the M1C sniper rifle. (SPECIAL- both USMC sniper scope instructions $12.00 postpaid)


Gun Collector Periodicals/Magazines

NOTE: We will cut prices for American Rifleman and Gun Report magazines on orders for 3 or more years- email to let us know which years you want and we will try to make you a good deal.

**NEW ADDITION** 20873 MAN AT ARMS- The magazine for gun and sword collectors- back issues 1990-1995 - Each set consists of six issues for the given year. Most of these are no longer available from the publisher (but cost about $4.00 per issue if they do have any in stock). For a listing of the contents of most issues see http://www.gunandswordcollector.com/Templates/backissues.html 20873a- 1990 Volume 12- all six issues for $9.00 20873b- 1991 Volume 13- all six issues for $9.00 20873c- 1992 Volume 14- all six issues for $9.00 20873d- 1993 Volume 15- all six issues for $9.00 20873e- 1994 Volume 16- all six issues for $9.00 20873f- 1995 Volume 17- all six issues for $9.00 $9.00 (View Picture)

23112 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1971- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1971. $12.00 (View Picture)

23111 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1970- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1970. $12.00 (View Picture)

23110 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1969- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1969. $12.00 (View Picture)

23108 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1967- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1967. $12.00 (View Picture)

23107 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1965- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1965. $12.00 (View Picture)

23106 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1964- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1964 $12.00 (View Picture)

23105 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1963- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1963. $12.00 (View Picture)

23104 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1962- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1962 $12.00 (View Picture)

23103 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1961- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1961. $12.00 (View Picture)

23102 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN MAGAZINE- 1959- BOUND SET - Complete year January through December, hardbound in library style buckram binding. A very neat and efficient way to keep these valuable reference magazine both easy to find and professional looking. Roughly 8 ½” x 11” by about 2 ½” thick. Condition is as shown in the photos, most fine to excellent but a few are slightly dinged from poor packing for shipment. These came from the library of a distinguished collector and author. This it for the year 1959. $12.00 (View Picture)

20249 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 2002 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

20248 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 2001 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

20247 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 2000 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

20246 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 1999 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

20242 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 1979 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

20241 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 1978 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

20240 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 1975 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

20239 GUN REPORT MAGAZINE COMPLETE YEAR 1974 - Gun Report is a highly respected magazine published from 1955 until 2011, with well researched articles on a variety of gun collector subjects, and ads from top dealers. The articles are often the most detailed coverage available on some of the less known topics, and sometimes are later the basis for a chapter in a book by the same author. Excellent reference material as well as just fun reading to build your knowledge of all sorts of antique arms. All issues for this year. $10.00

14529 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 2003 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14528 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 2002 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14527 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 2001 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14526 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 2000 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14525 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1999 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14524 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1998 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14523 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1997 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14522 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1996 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14521 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1995 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $6.00

14520 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1994 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year except July issue. $6.00

14569 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1992 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14568 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1991 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14567 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1990 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14566 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1989 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14564 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1987 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14562 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1985 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14667 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1983 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $8.00

14666 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1982 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $8.00

14665 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1981 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $8.00

14664 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1980 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $8.00

14663 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1979 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year except missing the January issue.. $8.00

14662 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1978 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $8.00

14519 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1977 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14518 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1976 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14517 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1975 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14516 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1974 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14515 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1973 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14514 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1972 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year less June issue. $10.00

14513 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1971 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14512 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1970 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year. $10.00

14511 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1968 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year less November issue. $10.00

14510 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1965 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year less February, March, May, June, August, and September issues. $10.00

14509 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1964 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year less August, September, October, November and December issues. $10.00

14508 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1963 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issues for this year less the October issue. $10.00

14506 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1961 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issued for this year. $10.00

14505 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1960 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issued for this year. $10.00

14504 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1959 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issued for this year. $10.00

14503 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1957 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issued for this year. $10.00

14500 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN- 1954 - Used, but loaded with interesting and informative articles from some of the all time classic authors and experts. Even better are the ads for tons of neat stuff at prices guaranteed to make you wish for a time machine. All issued for this year. $10.00

9640 GUN DIGEST- LOT OF 19 (1951-1995) - These are a great source of information with many excellent articles in each issue, plus lots of info on currently available products, options and prices. The articles cover just about every gun related topic, and are useful to many collectors. The catalog type info is a great resource for collectors of non-military arms as you will find info on when items or features were introduced or dropped. This is not a complete set, but very valuable resource nonetheless. All are used, mostly in G-VG condition, a few excellent, and maybe one or two that are a bit more worn that others. This lot includes Gun Digest Numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 35, 37, 46 and 49. (1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1981, 1983, 1992 and 1995.) These completely fill a large paper box and are heavy. Price includes FREE SHIPPING in the original 48 states. The lot of 19 for only $150.00 (View Picture)

1375 Shooting & Fishing (Volume IX 1890-1891) - Reprint on acid-free paper of what eventually evolved into the America Rifleman. 1888-1891 covered in five volumes expanded beyond shooting to include fishing, but shooting content similar to earlier. Oversize volumes approximately 10" x 13" with handsome binding. This is the original publisher's designation as volume 9 number 1 (October 30, 1890) through number 26 (April 23, 1891). However when republished, a series number "8" appears on the spine A labor of love by Tom Rowe (noted collector of single-shot rifles) and Broadfoot Publishing, now out of print. $89.00

1374 Shooting & Fishing (Volume VII 1889-1890) -
Reprint on acid-free paper of what eventually evolved into the America Rifleman. 1888-1891 covered in five volumes expanded beyond shooting to include fishing, but shooting content similar to earlier. Oversize volumes approximately 10" x 13" with handsome binding. This is the original publisher's designation as volume 7 number 1 (October 31, 1889) through number 26 (April 24, 1890). However when republished, a series number "6" appears on the spine A labor of love by Tom Rowe (noted collector of single-shot rifles) and Broadfoot Publishing, now out of print. $89.00

1373 Shooting & Fishing (Volume VI 1889) - Reprint on acid-free paper of what eventually evolved into the America Rifleman. 1888-1891 covered in five volumes expanded beyond shooting to include fishing, but shooting content similar to earlier. Oversize volumes approximately 10" x 13" with handsome binding. This is the original publisher's designation as volume VI number 1 (May 2, 1889) through number 26 (October 24, 1889). However when republished, a series number "5" appears on the spine A labor of love by Tom Rowe (noted collector of single-shot rifles) and Broadfoot Publishing, now out of print. $89.00

1372 Shooting & Fishing (Volume V 1888-1889) - Reprint on acid-free paper of what eventually evolved into the America Rifleman. 1888-1891 covered in five volumes expanded beyond shooting to include fishing, but shooting content similar to earlier. Oversize volumes approximately 10" x 13" with handsome binding. This is the original publisher's designation as volume 5 number 1 (November 1, 1888) through number 26 (April 25, 1889). However when republished, a series number "4" appears on the spine A labor of love by Tom Rowe (noted collector of single-shot rifles) and Broadfoot Publishing, now out of print. $89.00

1371 Shooting & Fishing (Volume IV 1888) - Reprint on acid-free paper of what eventually evolved into the America Rifleman. 1888-1891 covered in five volumes expanded beyond shooting to include fishing, but shooting content similar to earlier. Oversize volumes approximately 10" x 13" with handsome binding. This is the original publisher's designation as volume 4 number 3 (July 5, 1888) through number 19 (October, 25,1888). However when republished, a series number "3" appears on the spine A labor of love by Tom Rowe (noted collector of single-shot rifles) and Broadfoot Publishing, now out of print. $89.00



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