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Windrift and Deceleration of the Cast Bullet at Black Powder Velocities. Matthews

Learn the facts that help reduce wind drift to become a better shooter of cast bullets at black powder velocities.

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Casting Premium Bullets for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Matthews

Casting Premium Bullets for the BPCR
Paul A. Matthews-
Takes the relaoder beyond the casting of bullets for plinking with smallbore rifles
or handguns into the realm of big-bore top-of-the-line bullets for competitive long-range accuracy.

Our Price: $35.00
On Wild Hogs and Javelinas. Taylor.

Hogs have overrun America: They are found in the middle of our biggest cities and they cause untold millions of damage to farmlands and manicured gardens alike. Where did all these swine come from and how did they land up on American shores where they do not belong? The history of the hog in America is a long one that dates all the way back to the period of Columbus. Since that time no large feral animal has more successfully established itself and none has endured more attempts by the hand of man in controlling its numbers than the hog.
The author gives us a comprehensive history of the feral hog, where they occur, how and with what to hunt them, how to trap them if they cannot be shot, what to be careful of (plenty!), and what methods to use to help you get your hog. There is also a comprehensive section on the javelina, a very distant cousin of the feral hog. A thorough and all-inclusive appendix covers a remarkably broad array of hog and javelina facts, stats and terminology, and further reading in case swine fever has struck you! This excellent book will help you better understand these swine, how to outwit them, and how they will likely outwit you! Hog-hunting stories and recipes are included as well.
This is an animal we will have to live with no matter what and will likely be around as long as rats and coyotes, which is forever. This book will help you hunt them . . . or to cope.

Our Price: $55.00
Gunsmithing : Rifles. Sweeney

Make your rifle shoot better than ever!
"Gunsmithing: Rifles" takes a look at all major rifle types and gives you practical information on how to make repairs, improve performance and modify your rifle to fit your needs.
In additional to practical information about keeping every rifle ready to shoot, "Gunsmithing: Rifles" provides specific projects to improve:
Mauser actions
AR-15s and their clones
The Ruger 10/22
The Remington Model 700
The Winchester model 70
Lever-action Rifles
Step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos guide you every step of the way.
As a practicing gunsmith for the past 20 years, Sweeney also knows enough to tell you what not to try. If an operation requires an expert, he'll tell you. He'll also tell you what questions to ask to help you make sure the person you hire is qualified.
If you're in the market for a used rifle, this book also includes tips on getting the most bang for your buck.

Our Price: $60.00
Handloaders Digest. Massaro.

Since 1962, Handloader's Digest has been THE definitive source for handloading enthusiasts. Now The World's Greatest Handloading Book is back and completely updated with all-new content covering all aspects of the handloading world.
Full-color feature articles written by leading industry experts covering the latest products, trends and techniques.
Comprehensive illustrated catalogue section showcasing all the newest and most innovative handloading equipment, tools, components and supplies.
Information for the beginning handloader and the seasoned veteran alike.
Handloader's Digest is the oldest and most trusted handloading resource available for the hunter, target shooter, or armed citizen who loads his or her own ammunition. If you load your own, or ever wanted to, you need Handloader's Digest, 19th Edition.

Our Price: $65.00
Lyman Reloading Manual. 50th Anniversary Edition

Just Released

New Cartridges Included: 17 Hornet, 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284, 26 Nosler, 28 Nosler, 300 Blackout, 300 RCM, 338 RCM, 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM, 50 Beowulf
Largest Selection of Bullets: Barnes, Hornady, Remington, Sierra, Speer, Swift and Winchester plus full selection of Cast Bullets
Wide Range of Popular Powders: Accurate, Alliant, Hodgdon, IMR, Ramshot, VihtaVuori and Winchester
Feature Articles by Top Gun Writers and Firearm Industry Experts:
“Barrels – Looking into the Unknown” by Ryan Newport
“Advanced Case Preparation Techniques” by John Haviland
“What is a Ballistic Coefficient and How Do You Use It?” by Dave Emary and Lane Pearce
“The History of Modern Lyman Handbooks” by Ed Matunas, Ken Ramage and Tom Griffin
Full Color Edition - The 50th Anniversary edition is Lyman's first reloading handbook produced in full color
For more than a century, the Ideal and then Lyman handbooks have been the reloaders’ core resource for proven reloading data. Lyman pioneered the concept of delivering a wide range of components to use in generating safe, accurate loads. As reloading has grown, so have Lyman handbooks, with each edition eclipsing its predecessor, growing in size and quantity of data and becoming an important addition to every serious reloader’s library.
Lyman’s 50th Anniversary Edition continues Lyman’s heritage as being the proven source for reloading data. Lyman handbooks have always used the widest selection of cartridges, bullets and powder from all the major manufacturers. This 50th Edition continues the tradition of being the only data source using multiple brands throughout the data.

Our Price: $65.00
Ammo & Ballistics 6. Forker.

Ballistic Data out to 1,000 Yards for over 190 Calibers and over 3,000 Different Loads. Includes Data on All Factory Centerfire and Rimfire Cartridges for All Rifles and Handgun
by Robert Forker
The entirely updated and revised Ammo & Ballistics 6 is now available and is better than ever! Ammo & Ballistics 6 contains data and illustrations on virtually every sporting cartridge sold in the USA. Besides clear and concise writing that clarifies the complexities of ballistic coefficients and energy versus momentum, this revised edition covers 200-plus calibers . . . from the .17 Mach 2 to the .700 Nitro Express.
It contains information on rifle and handgun calibers, and it covers manufacturers, bullet weights, types, and construction. In addition, each caliber has an exact technical drawing with all dimensions and angles. There are over 3,000 tables with ballistic data for every caliber and every load for all commercially loaded hunting ammunition sold in the United States. Tables include velocity, energy, wind drift, bullet drop, and ballistic coefficients up to 1,000 yards.
Manufacturers include A-Square, Aguila, ATK, Black Hills, CCI/Speer, Cor-Bon Bullet, Dakota Arms, Eley Ltd., Federal Cartridge, Fiocchi, Hirtenberger, Hornady, Patria Lapua Oy, Lazzeroni, Kynoch (Kynamco Ltd.), MagTech, Norma, Nosler, Inc., PMC (Eldorado Cartridge Corp.), Remington, Dynamit (Nobel-RWS Inc.), Sellier and Bellot, Ultramax, Weatherby, and Winchester.
If you want to know where you will be hitting at long distances, this is the book for you. This book is, quite literally, indispensable for the hunter or shooter.

Our Price: $65.00
Bell of Africa. Bell


by W. D. M. Bell
Walter Bell was an extraordinary person, and this was clear even when he was a child. He was born in 1880 near Edinburgh, and by the time he was six, he had lost both parents. When he was ten, he took a pair of muzzleloading dueling pistols, a watch, and a few pennies and set off for America to go "bison shooting"! This scheme failed spectacularly when the stationmaster grabbed him as he was about to board the train, but other adventures soon followed. Never interested in school, he was, however, consumed by the writings of Gordon Cummings and thoughts of hunting elephants. He was not quite a teenager when he enlisted on a sailing ship in hopes of reaching Africa . . . but landed up in Tasmania. By the time he was fourteen his exasperated family bundled him off to a boarding school in Germany in the hopes of getting some sort of education in him, but once there he built a rough sort of kayak and managed to get to the coast via the river system and eventually back home by taking a steamer and trains. Finally his siblings relented and let him go to Africa. This was obviously no ordinary boy!

Not even seventeen years old, he arrived in Mombasa with little more than a .303 single-shot rifle. This initial foray proved unsuccessful and unprofitable, so he took a steamer back to England and arrived home penniless. Refitted and a bit wiser, he then sought his destiny in the Yukon, mining for gold and providing game for the camps in the Klondike. Again penniless after having been cheated by a partner, he enlisted in the Canadian army to fight in the Boer War, which would also provide a means of returning to Africa. Now finally all elements fell in place: more wisdom through maturity, some funds, the right rifles, and a great deal of determination saw him make his first safari for ivory. Like a tiger after its first kill, he developed a taste for elephant hunting, and he subsequently made what are generally considered the greatest ivory-hunting expeditions ever conducted by a single hunter.

Bell began writing Bell of Africa, his third and last book, in the late 1940s but he died before it was completed. Col. Townsend Whelan took over the editing and finished the book, which contains some revised sections of Bell's earlier books but is, for the most part, all new material. In addition, this book contains Bell's own original drawings that depict scenes from his youth as well as his much-praised sketches of where to place brain, heart, and lung shots on elephants. These drawings were for a long time the only true anatomical studies of the position of an elephant's brain. Possibly the great secret to Bell's success-besides his extraordinary skill with a rifle-was his ability to think like an African. Bell was so good at understanding the mentality of the Africans he hunted with and encountered that he was able to get them to cooperate on his ivory-hunting expeditions to an astonishing degree. This clearly shines through in his books.
There may be men who have led an adventurous a life, but not many of them were as daring and courageous as Walter Maitland Dalrymple Bell!

Our Price: $70.00
Cartridges of the World 15th Edn. Woodard, Todd.

Whether you're a reloader, cartridge collector, or a serious firearms enthusiast, you'll master the universe of ammunition with Cartridges of the World, 15th Edition. The most widely read reference on the topic, the book has been the go-to resource for serious firearms owners and ballisticians for years. And with updated cartridge listings, ballistics data and features, this new volume keeps shooters abreast of the latest developments in the world of ammunition, while still keeping tabs on vintage and wildcat ammo.
Cartridges of the World, 15th Edition is freshly expanded to include 50 new cartridges in its fully illustrated 680 pages and covers everything from factory loads to trending wildcat ammunition. Each cartridge — new and old — features an article on its history, development, design, application and idiosyncrasies. Along with this, each listing includes a detailed data chart outlining the cartridge's performance in its most common loads. This vital information is certain to get handloaders and shooters of every stripe hitting a bull's eye with their favourite cartridge.
Cartridges of the World, 15th Edition also includes a full-colour feature section of articles penned by gun-industry heavy hitters. Experts such as Philip Massaro, Bob Campbell and Robert Sadowski plumb the depths of the cartridge world, giving rare insight into rifle, handgun and shotgun ammo. Combined with the technical information, this resource is a veritable graduate course in cartridges.
Whether you're a shooter aiming to better understand your ammunition or a reloader shooting to perfect a cartridge, Cartridges of the World 15th Edition is certain to get you on target. No serious shooter's library is complete without it.

How this reference will raise your ammunition IQ:
Coverage of more than 1,500 new, vintage and wildcat cartridges
Full history and performance data on each cartridge
In-depth feature articles by some of the top names in the firearms industry

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My Main Obsession. Guardia Vazquez.

Ricardo Guardia Vázquez has hunted around the world and in some fascinating places. He lives in Central America and was fortunate to have hunted jaguars on numerous occasions, both in his own “backyard” and in South America. He could even be called “cat crazy,” as he has multiple hunts for ocelots, pumas, leopards, and a lion, which he has noted in his game diaries.

But his hunts did not stop there; he came north and hunted in the Lower Forty-Eight and Canada for Rocky Mountain goat, black bear, grizzly, caribou, moose, mule deer, whitetail, and more. In Africa, besides lion and leopard, he shot an elephant and buffalo as well as sable, kudu, and numerous other antelopes on multiple safaris.
His stories are vignettes out of a life of hunting over more than four decades, and whether he pursues tropical whitetail and jaguar in the sweltering Central American jungle, gemsbok and leopard in the dry and dusty semideserts of Africa, or moose and grizzly in the cold tundra of North America, his stories are sure to entertain.

Our Price: $70.00
Tigrero!. Siemel.

Sasha Siemel was a figure of monumental importance on the American hunting-world stage of the 1930s,'40s,'50s, and '60s. He was unique not only as a hunter but also as a man. He is the only known white man to have fought the fierce jungle jaguars of Brazil with a spear, and as a man, he made a stand for decency in everything he did. This was a man who believed in the ideals of freedom, adventure, honor, family, home, and courage-ideals he upheld throughout his life.

He was so famous in his day that he appeared in advertisements, cartoons, Hollywood films, and even in a full-feature article in The New York Times. That NYT article included multiple photos of his bag of many jaguars and other game! (Can you imagine the NYT today saying anything positive about shooting a coyote?) He also wrote a very long piece for National Geographic in 1954. Again, can you imagine NG allowing a hunter today to write of his exploits? His fight against Assassino, the name given to the much-feared man-eating jaguar that killed his mentor, was published in Life and Reader's Digest in the mid-1950s. From 1930 to 1952, Sasha was featured in Time magazine seven times. He published his autobiography, Tigrero! in 1953.
Alexander "Sasha" Siemel hailed from Latvia, which he left when he was sixteen to seek an adventurous life abroad. He first landed in Chicago, where he learned English, and then he immigrated to Argentina to join his brother. Once in South America he found a job as a mechanic, but he was soon drawn to the vast wilderness of the Mato Grosso. His dream was to become a jaguar hunter in the endless grasslands and marshes of the Pantanal, where big game flourished and where courteous Brazilian ranchers pursued rugged lives.
He sought out and eventually found Joaquim Guató, a native reported to be an expert tigrero, or jaguar hunter. Guató fought jaguars armed only with a spear, and he passed on his knowledge to Sasha before he himself was killed by the man-eating Assassino. Sasha proved a highly capable apprentice, first hunting jaguars with a rifle and later with a spear. Over time he became the most successful hunter of jaguars in the history of South America, and it is reported that in his long career as a jaguar hunter, Sasha Siemel engaged in thirty-one victorious spear fights against these ferocious beasts.
In the early 1930s, Sasha realized that he wanted more than just a solitary existence, and he felt the need to tell others about the Mato Grosso and his experiences there. So, when he was in his early forties, he began touring the USA extensively. He held lectures and presentations, and at one of those talks he met and eventually married Edith Bray, an American from Philadelphia. He continued to lead expeditions and hunters into the "green hell" of South America. Among these were Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Roosevelt's nephew Kermit, Julian Duguid, Mamerto Urriolagoitia (President of Bolivia), dignitaries, and business titans. Sasha Siemel continued his life of hunting, leading expeditions, and giving lectures well into the 1960s . . . long after most people would have retired. (He died in 1970 at the age of eighty.)
The original book was short on photos that highlighted Sasha Siemel's exciting jaguar adventures and his entrepreneurial activities. This revised, expanded edition was made possible through the generosity of the Siemel children in loaning their family archive to Safari Press; this archive allowed Safari Press to include in this new edition considerable new material as well as a large selection of new photos and period illustrations. (There was so much material that we had to leave a lot lying on the cutting floor.)
It is often said that Mother Nature did not create the wildlife of South America with the big-game hunter in mind, but there is one exception to this adage-and that is the jaguar. In making the jaguar, Mother Nature made up in spades for what the continent lacks in big game (when compared to Africa). No other large cat on earth is as difficult to hunt as the jaguar, and there is likely not another hunt as dangerous or as exciting as hunting this great feline with a spear. Sasha Siemel hunted the mighty jaguar for nearly fifty years. Tigrero! tells the tale of his extraordinary hunting career.

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Italian Partisan Weapons in WWII. Usai, Riccio

This book covers all classes and types of small arms, from pistols to heavy machine guns, known to have been used by the Italian partisans during WWII. It provides a brief history of the origin and development of the partisan movement in Italy following the 8 September 1943 armistice between Italy and the Allies and subsequent occupation of the northern portion of the country by Germany. There are many relevant examples of correspondence between partisan units relating to acquisition, distribution, use, maintenance, and problems encountered with the various types of small arms available. The majority of the pages of this book are dedicated to a complete, thorough, and extensive coverage of each individual type of weapon known to have been used by the partisans, including specifications, supported by current as well as vintage photographs showing the weapons in use by the partisans.

Our Price: $85.00
The Confederate Morse Carbine. Schiffers

One of the rarest longarms of the Civil War and the first American firearm to use centrefire ammunition. This new book covers the first accurate account of the Morse carbine’s production figures and manufacturing dates, as well as a full history of the armoury in South Carolina where they were produced, refuting claims that they were produced in Atlanta! Also includes details about which South Carolina units were issued these unique carbines and why.

Our Price: $85.00
The Collecting of Derringers. Eberhart.

This book has been produced in the hopes that a better understanding of Derringers will be passed on to future collectors, for we are only custodians of these wonderful treasures.

Our Price: $95.00
The UZI Submachine Gun Examined. Gaboury.

Although universally recognised, the history of this iconic weapon has gone largely undocumented — until now. Originally designed for the Israeli military by Uziel Gal, the UZI submachine gun has a colourful history that has reached around the globe. Using approximately 1,000 photos, this book examines the history and technical details of all the UZI submachine gun variations, both military and civilian, from its initial design to the current models. Also included are original factory documents, model-by-model features, part variations, accessories and manuals.

Our Price: $100.00
The Italian Vetterli Rifle. Wilsey

The author of the earlier work entitled The Italian Vetterli System, published by the Royal Armouries, has produced an enhanced volume containing more than three times the content of the original. The Italian Vetterli was in service for over 40 years, and the author describes how it was developed as a long rifle, a short rifle, a cavalry and a police carbine, in single-shot form and later adapted for a variety of magazine feeds as the Vetterli-Vitali, Vetterli-Bertoldo and Vetterli-Ferracciù. The conversions from 10.35 mm to 6.5 mm calibres and subsequently to a .22 training carbine are also covered in detail. Contains new information on the arms factories that manufactured them. This new book expands on the history and use of the weapon on active service in some of the less well-known campaigns in Europe and Africa including Ethiopia, Somaliland, Libya, Ireland, Russia, China, Turkey and the Spanish Civil War. This book will appeal to both the firearms collector and the military historian. The wealth of research and detail fills a gap in the history of early breech-loading military rifles.

Our Price: $110.00
British Commercial Military Carbines 1750 - 1900. Chisnall

A book for collectors and shooters covering the large number of military style carbines, still in existence, which carry private proof marks from London or Birmingham and were not issued by the Board of Ordnance. These carbines were made for private sale to volunteers, officers, police, prison service, The East India Company, overseas military and many others. A history of some of the more important users of these guns in Britain and British colonies is included.

Our Price: $110.00
The Model 1891 Carcano Rifle: A Detailed Developmental and Production History. Chegia, Simonelli, Riccio.

This book is a complete history of the Italian Model 1891 Carcano rifle and variants that served as Italy’s standard service rifle in World War I and World War II. It describes each major component of the weapon, as well as addressing the development of each variant in detail. One section of the book is devoted to all markings that have been identified, including those on the receiver, barrel, sights, magazine, and stock. Profusely illustrated, extensive appendices list serial numbers, production totals, inspection procedures, ammunition types, ammunition clips, ammunition boxes and packaging, ballistics data, accoutrements, and the Model 1891 as used by Italy’s national marksmanship association.

Our Price: $130.00
Centrefire Rifle Accuracy, Creating and Maintaining it. Hambly-Clark Jnr

Third Edition.
Just released April 24
Hambly-Clark Jnr
The definitive work describing, in detail, the creation of an accurate centrefire rifle. Not only are step by step instructions provided, but the theory behind the mechanics is explained in detail.
Gunsmithing Tools and Equipment

Our Price: $165.00
Sharps Firearms: Metallic Cartridge Firearms and Model 1874 Sporting Rifles . Marcot, Paxton

Vol 2
This is the first completed volume of the four volume set. It contains ten chapters, starting with the early and developmental Sharps metallic cartridge firearms and ending with chapters on buffalo hunting on the frontier and the legendary Sharps buffalo rifles and the hunters that used them. An extraordinary book for the seasoned gun collector as well as the researcher, historian and astute book collector.
This four volume set will be the definitive books on the Sharps rifles and carbines. The final chapter provides even more context to the story by presenting notes concerning 199 hunters who corresponded with the Sharps company. The amount of information regarding each hunter varies from short extracts from letters they sent the firm, to full biographies that include photographs. From the standpoint of collectors the most important aspect of these remarks is that in most instances they include details of the rifles that were ordered together with their serial numbers. From a broader perspective the accounts are of significance in that they demonstrate the disparate nature of the men involved. Every strata of American society was represented from Civil War veterans to recently arrived immigrants, and youths, eager to make a mark in life. While some were extremely successful, others did not survive the experience.

Our Price: $175.00
British Military Pistols. Brooker

This work is a major expansion of the author's 1978 book on the same subject. That earlier work was 140 pages in black and white. This volume is over three times as long and in full colour. It includes a significant amount of new material due to the intervening 38 years, the addition of related edged weapons, and thanks to the Royal Armouries, new material from their collections on early firearms and on later extremely rare models and variants. This volume contains not only the military pistols and edged weapons of the British military but also those of British India, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The author has also included those British military pistols used by other countries. An outstanding new reference book.

Our Price: $185.00
Reloading Tools of the Blackpowder Era. Vol 1. Rowe

There has been a need for a through study of the various loading tools of the black powder and early smokeless powders era for rifles, shotgun tools will not be covered. While a book on the subject can never be complete, and odd and unusual examples will continually appear, this book will cover most of what a collector will encounter. The leading experts int he various fields of tool collecting in the United States have been instrumental in correcting these books as the have developed as well as adding additional material and suggestions.
This book started with the idea it would be one volume, plans change and the mass of important material dictated that two volumes were needed. Profusely illustrated with photos and antique drawings.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
Chapter 1: Ideal Manufacturing Co.
Chapter 3: Bridgeport Gun Implement Union Metallic Cartridge
Chapter 3: Ballard & Marlin
Chapter 4: Bullard
Chapter 5: Maynard (Mass. Arms Co.)
Chapter 6: Peabody (Providence Tool)

Our Price: $220.00
Reloading Tools of the Blackpowder Era. Vol 2. Rowe

There has been a need for a through study of the various loading tools of the black powder and early smokeless powders era for rifles, shotgun tools will not be covered. While a book on the subject can never be complete, and odd and unusual examples will continually appear, this book will cover most of what a collector will encounter. The leading experts int he various fields of tool collecting in the United States have been instrumental in correcting these books as the have developed as well as adding additional material and suggestions.
This book started with the idea it would be one volume, plans change and the mass of important material dictated that two volumes were needed. Profusely illustrated with full colour photos and antique drawings.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
Chapter 7: Remington
Chapter 8: Sharps
Chapter 9: Smith & Wesson
Chapter 10: Colt
Chapter 11: Wesson / Whitney
Chapter 12: Winchester
Chapter 13: California
Chapter 14: Small Makers
Chapter 15: Military
Chapter 16: Schuetzen
Chapter 17: Unknown Examples

Our Price: $220.00