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The Official SKS Manual

This Soviet military manual, originally published in the Soviet Union and now available in English for the first time, covers instructions for use and maintenance of perhaps the most widely distributed of all weapons produced by the arms factories of the former Soviet Union: the ubiquitous 7.62mm Simonov self-loading carbine (SKS).

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Dates of Manufacture. Hi Standard

This book series provides firearm production dates for United States Manufacturers. Whenever possible, the following information is provided for each entry:
Brief description with grades
Serial number range
Quantity produced
Annual production (If known)
First and last years of production
Place of production

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Dates of Manufacture. Harrington and Richardson

This book series provides firearm production dates for United States Manufacturers. Whenever possible, the following information is provided for each entry:
Brief description with grades
Serial number range
Quantity produced
Annual production (If known)
First and last years of production
Place of production

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Dates of Manufacture. Sturm Ruger

This book series provides firearm production dates for United States Manufacturers. Whenever possible, the following information is provided for each entry:
Brief description with grades
Serial number range
Quantity produced
Annual production (If known)
First and last years of production
Place of production

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Shooters Guide to Shotguns. Weiland

Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Shotguns

By Terry Wieland

You’re clay bird shooter, hunter, or lover of every shotgun from blackpowder to tactical

From shotgun expert Terry Wieland, Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Shotguns provides everything you need to know about shotguns in tight, lively text and sharp photos. Get the facts on singles, doubles, pumps and semi-autos, ammunition, handloading your own ammunition, shotgun games, hunting and sporting uses.

Inside this information-packed volume, you will find:

Historical highlights of shotgun design and designers

Clear, distilled explanations of shotgun and shotshell types and uses

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Shooters Guide to Rifles. Van Zwoll

Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Rifles
By Wayne van Zwoll
Format: Paperback
You’ll Love This Book If:
You're new to rifle shooting and want rifle shooting tips
You want advanced ideas on shooting a rifle
You want insights on how to maintain and clean a rifle
In Shooter's Guide to Rifles noted rifle shooting authority Wayne van Zwoll presents rifle shooting basics and advanced rifle shooting techniques. He looks at rifle ballistics; rifle cartridges; action types; scopes and optics; how to zero your rifle; and pro shooting techniques. Perfect for beginning and advanced rifle shooters alike, Shooter's Guide to Rifles contains historical information, tables, illustrations, and ballistic charts to make it useful for any rifle aficionado.
In Shooter's Guide to Rifles You’ll Learn:
About tactical rifle accessories
Stances and positions for in-field rifle shooting techniques
How to clean and maintain your rifle for top performance

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Poor Man's Scout Rifle. Cashner.

DESCRIPTION
Until Bob Cashner published the first edition of Poor Man's Scout Rifle in 2003, owning a scout/utility rifle was impractical for most people. Commercial versions were rare and very expensive. Using common tools and easy-to-come-by parts, Cashner showed the average shooter how to fashion his own home-built scouts from a variety of tried-and-true, battle-tested military actions. His versions stayed true to Col. Jeff Cooper's original concept of accuracy and durability as the overriding criteria for such weapons, and to qualify as a poor man's rifle, he made sure his scout rifles were affordable to those on a limited budget. Many things have changed in the firearms world since 2003. The increased popularity of scout rifles – along with the skyrocketing prices for what were once cheap surplus rifles – convinced Cashner to update the original book to meet the needs of today's shooters. This revised how-to guide contains a variety of long-eye-relief scope-mounting hardware that wasn't even on the market when Cashner completed the first book, as well as information on the newest scout rifle scopes; revised prices for rifles, parts and ammo; and some additions and modifications requested by readers. Each of his creations meets the basic specifications of a scout/utility rifle yet costs less than a quarter of what the commercial models would have.

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Gun Digest Book of Assault Weapons. Lewis, Campbell, Steele

The Gun Digest Book of Assault Weapons is all about true assault weapons?fully automatic, selective-fire or equipped with mission-specific features designed only for military and law enforcement applications.
&break;&break;This seventh edition gives you all the details you need about the world's latest assault weaponry and ammunition, and the changing missions of those weapons in military and law enforcement applications.
&break;&break;Other valuable information includes:
&break;&break;Numerous field test results
&break;Training and tactics
&break;Leading schools that train special military and law enforcement units
&break;Historical insight into weapon systems and programs
&break;International coverage of Germany, Israel, Russia, South Africa and the United States
&break;&break;No other reference provides such comprehensive insight and details about the always evolving weapons America's soldiers and law enforcement agencies and armed with.

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AR 15 Vol 3. Sweeney

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Overview
The Master of the AR-15 Has Done It Again!

The AR-15 has become America's favorite rifle-and no one knows it better than Patrick Sweeny. Now, in Volume 3 of his best-selling series on the AR, Sweeney unlocks the mysteries behind the piston AR. From factory-stock rifles to do-it-yourself conversions, if there's anything you want to know about the latest generation of the AR-15s, you'll find it in Gun Digest® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3.

It's All Here!

Piston designs
Conversions from direct impingement to piston operation
New manufacturers: H&K, Sun Devil, CMMG, among others
Magazines and other accessories
And much, much more!
Whether you're buying your first AR or building one from the ground up, there's no better reference than Sweeney's AR series from Gun Digest® Books. And now, with Gun Digest® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3, you too, will be an expert on the most popular rifle in America!

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Dixie Gun Works Catalogue

2015 Dixie catalogue

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Standard Catalogue of Firearms 2015 25th Edition

2015 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide Paperback – December 22, 2014
by Jerry Lee
The reader will appreciate Standard Catalog of Firearms as the preferred desk reference guide to the world of antique, vintage and modern firearms from around the world, with over 26,000 listings of collectible and modern firearms. The hobby’s only illustrated firearms pricing and identification guide Includes a blend of features (“Sleeper” alerts, color photo section) found in no other firearms guide 16-pp. color photo section showcasing the hottest trends of the year Standard Catalog of Firearms is a uniquely valuable guide to the world of collectible firearms. In it, the reader will be not only be able to accurately identify collectible firearms but assign values to them as well. With this information, the reader will be able to buy, sell, collect and trade firearms with confidence and without fear that he or she is paying too much or selling for too little. To a collector, this type of information is pure gold.

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The American Krag Rifle and Carbine 2nd Edn. Poyer

The American Krag Rifle and Carbine, 2nd Edition, Revised.
by Joe Poyer, edited by Craig Riesch

The Krag rifle and carbine were the first smokeless powder, magazine loading arms used by the United States Army. It was adopted from a Norwegian design in 1892 and reached the troops starting in mid-1894.
The Krag was the first precision-machined, small caliber, magazine loading rifle adopted by the U.S. Army. This meant that the production facilities and work force had to be completely rebuilt and reorganized. In just four short years, the entire U.S. Army, both mounted and dismounted branches, were completely equipped with the new rifle and carbine. So successful had been the design and initial production phase, that only minor changes were made to the rifle and carbine afterward.

It was the ideal time to introduce a new rifle. The U.S. Army in the 1890s was a peacetime organization. The frontier had been settled in the late 1880s and the Army had been reduced in strength to not quite 18,000 strong, and was scattered halfway around the world from Plattsburgh, New York to Anchorage, Alaska to Honolulu, Hawaii. All but two troops of cavalry were still stationed west of the Mississippi River and no military formations in regimental strength had been assembled since the Sioux Wars in 1876-1877.

But the combination of Spanish imperialism in Cuba and the sinking of the battleship, USS Maine, led the United States into a short, sharp war in 1898 that gave way to a longer, more bitter fight in the Philippines. In 1900, Chinese revolutionaries styled the "Boxers" threatened to murder all foreigners in China. The U.S. Army and Marines brought their Krag rifles to mainland China in concert with forces from other European nations and quickly relieved the siege of the Foreign Legations at Peking and then helped clear the country of insurgents.

Even though the Krag only served the U.S. Army for eleven years, it did so admirably and saw much hard fighting. It only gave way to the Model 1903 Springfield as the latter rifle could be loaded quickly and easily with a five round clip.
The American Krag Rifle and Carbine provides the arms collector, historian and target shooter with a part-by-part analysis of what has been called the "rifle with the smoothest bolt action ever designed." Each of the fifteen models of the American Krag rifle and carbine are described in detail. All changes to all parts are described and matched to serial number ranges. A monthly serial number chart by production year has been devised that will provide the collector with the year and month in which his rifle or carbine was manufactured.
The mystery of the so-called Philippine Constabulary rifles is solved and the "School" rifle is introduced. A new and complete exploded view is included as are instructions for assembly and disassembly of the rifle and carbine.

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The Official Mosin-Nagant Sniper Rifle Manual

DESCRIPTIONThe Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle is the most basic of the Russian and Soviet small arms. Before being replaced by the snayperskaya vintovka Dragunova (SVD) in the 1960s, the selected, scoped version of the rugged Mosin-Nagant was the principal sniper rifle of the Soviet army and of many Eastern European militaries. It is still used in many conflicts because of the large numbers in which it was produced.
This manual, available in English for the first time, is entirely devoted to the sniper version of the 1891/30 Mosin-Nagant rifle with PU scope. It covers disassembly and assembly, cleaning and lubricating, and other general technical information, but its real value lies in the sniper-specific tactics it contains. Instructions and illustrations are included for the following topics: sniper firing positions; battlefield observation points; range estimation; how to fire at stationary, fleeting, moving and aerial targets; two ballistic tables; and much more. This is a must-have reference for Mosin-Nagant rifle and sniper enthusiasts.

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The SKS Carbine (CKC45g). Kehaya & Poyer

The SKS Carbine, Revised and Expanded 5th Edition
by Steve Kehaya and Joe Poyer.

A complete analysis of the Communist Bloc's SKS Carbine -the first detailed study of this fine, collectible carbine in twenty-five years. Every part analyzed to tell you how to determine its country of origin and whether or not those parts are compatible between SKS carbines of different Nation's manufacture.
This famed Soviet-designed shoulder arm, which together with the AK-47, armed hundreds of thousands of "National Liberation Front" fighters from Vietnam to Angola. It was manufactured in six countries and its total production ran into the tens of millions. Since 1986, over 1,000,000 of those Albanian, Russian, East German, Chinese, North Vietnamese, North Korean, Romanian and Yugoslav SKS Carbines were imported into the United States. That vast number not only provides a fertile field for collectors, but helps keep prices low enough to make the SKS carbine a fine plinking and hunting rifle.
The SKS Carbine examines the firearm on a part-by-part basis so that you can determine 1) which parts are original on a particular SKS carbine, 2) in which country they were produced, 3) which of those parts are interchangeable between different manufacturers and which are not, 4) how to read serial numbers to determine date of manufacture and country of origin, and 5) what the inspection markings stamped on metal and wood parts mean. Since the vast majority of SKS Carbines in the U.S. are military surplus, you will learn how to examine and select a fine, shootable SKS Carbine. You are also provided with complete assembly/disassembly instructions, how to manufacture most parts if you cannot find a commercial source, and ammunition characteristics, and ballistic information.

An expanded list of factory codes for the Chinese SKS carbines has been made available to the authors by collector Howard Bearse. That information and more has also been included in this 5th revised and expanded edition of The SKS Carbine.

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Australian Antique Arms and History. Swinfield, Skennerton

AUSTRALIAN ANTIQUE ARMS & HISTORY - The best of John Swinfield Edited & Produced by Ian Skennerton
Hard cover with dust jacket, 312 pages, 500 photos including 8 colour plates.
From 1960, John was columnist for the 'Sporting Shooter' and then 'Guns Australia' periodicals. Also a record of collecting in Australia, the personalities, shows and so much more. Quality production on art paper with a heavy-duty jacket.

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Dates of Manufacture. Winchester

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Serial number range
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Dates of Manufacture. Colt

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Brief description with grades
Serial number range
Quantity produced
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First and last years of production
Place of production

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Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Rifles. Wieland.

Great articles, written by great gun writers, about classic rifles!
The Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Rifles presents a unique compilation of articles on the greatest American combat rifles developed since 1776, and as they originally appeared in Gun Digest.
Since the first issue of Gun Digest in 1944, combat rifles have made regular appearances in the magazine, in articles on the romance, design, performance, historical, and technical significance—and even the shortcomings—of many rifles used by American troops in battle. Now, you can take a walk down memory lane, thru this volume of the best of these articles, written by the most respected writers working in the field during the second half of the 20th century:
On the Springfield rifle—Col. Townsend Whelen
On the rifles of World War II—Charles T. Haven
On the M-14—John Lachuk
On the AR-15/M16—Christopher R. Bartocci
Most shooters recognize names like Springfield, Colt, Armalite, Sharps, and Spencer. Those rifles made it to the top and stayed there, while many other rifle designs were tested and adopted by the U.S. military only to slide into historical oblivion. Yet all are part of the history of the American combat rifle, and you'll find these various type of rifles and their stories in this exciting book.



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Modern military Rifles. Walter

Overview
This handbook is an authoritative source, by a leading weapons authority, on the most important military rifles in use in the world today. Modern Military Rifles includes makes and models from leading manufacturers and examines rifles from Germany, Russia, the USA, France, Britain, China and other major producers. Modern Military Rifles covers all significant aspects of design and employment, with data for each weapon on length, weight, barrel, magazine, muzzle velocity, cyclic rate and cartridges. Based on detailed research and familiarity with rifle models and variants, this book is an outstanding and up-to-date reference source.

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The Gun Digest Book of the AR 15 Vol 2. Sweeney

The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vol. 2

– Get more shooting performance truth about the AR-15, as well as details for enhancing your rifle.
Fact-and-function guide to the AR-15, its ammunition and magazines.
286 pages. Softcover.

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Reloading Tools, Sights and Telescopes for Single Shot Rifles

Details various types of old hand reloading tools, sights and telescopes. Many of the companies that produced these items, as well as custom makers, are identified. An entire chapter is devoted to the Schuetzen rifle, along with valuable information from the writings of Ned H. Roberts, Harry M. Pope and H. Guy Loverin, is included in the last four chapters.

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Classic Combat Handguns. Shideler

Product description
HEADLINE: The Greatest Gun Book of All Time Presents OCo The Greatest Combat Handguns of All Time!The Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns is an absolutely unique compilation of articles celebrating the greatest combat pistols of all time, as they originally appeared in the worldOCOs greatest firearms annual, Gun Digest, from 1944 to present.Presented by the greatest gunwriters of all time, this volume entertains you with information-packed stories about semi-auto pistols and revolvers recognized around the world as classic combat handguns, from historical combat firearms such as the 1911 and the Luger to modern classics like the Glock. Read about Great Guns . . . - Model 1911- Glock 17- Luger P08- Bren Ten- SIG-Sauer Autos- Snubnosed Revolversand more! . . . in articles by Great Writers: - Frank C. Barnes- John Malloy- Larry Sterett- JB Wood- Raymond Carantaand more!For the collector, for the shooter, for the fan of combat handguns, the Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns is a must-have resource."

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The Official Soviet SVD Manual

The 7.62mm snayperskaya vintovka Dragunov - the SVD - was the first Russian rifle designed specifically for sniping. It was later copied by the Chinese, Bulgarian, Romanian and Yugoslavian militaries. This book includes combat characteristics of the SVD and basic components.

Designed by noted Russian firearms innovator Evgenity Federovich Dragunov to operate under the most extreme climactic and combat situations, the 7.62mm snayperskaya vintovka dragunov -- the SVD -- was the first Russian rifle designed from scratch specifically for sniping. Accepted into the Soviet armoury in 1963, the SVD was later copied by the Chinese, Bulgarian, Romanian and Yugoslavian militaries. Learn how to operate the lightweight, extremely reliable and easily maintained SVD as it has been taught to thousands of Russian soldiers. Topics covered include combat characteristics of the SVD, basic components, assembly and disassembly, accessories, cartridges, stoppages and how to correct them, maintenance and storage, confirmation of zero and much more.

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Collecting American Sniper Rifles 1900 - 1945. Poyer

Collecting the American Sniper Rifle
1900 to 1945

by Joe Poyer
A quick search of Ebay for anything related to sniper rifles—telescopic sights, mounts, manuals, cases, etc.—illustrates the collecting "frenzy" for sniper rifles, both old and new.
Weaver telescopic sights used on the World War II-era Model 1903A4 Sniper Rifles sell for $900 to $1,500 dollars, only most of those offered for sale are fakes or are misrepresented commercial sights. The "chat rooms" are full of misinformation because there is very little reference material available.
Collecting the American Sniper Rifle, 1900 to 1945 provides accurate information that will allow the collector to determine whether or not a particular rifle or telescopic part—or other accessory—is correct.
The book provides a detailed description of...
the sniper rifle with all parts and markings that make it uniquely a U.S. military sniper rifle.
the telescopic sight with all parts and markings that make it uniquely a U.S. military sniper scope.
the bases and mounts with all parts and markings that make them part of the U.S. military sniper scope assembly.
The books also contains a history of the development of each particular sniper rifle and telescopic sight. Its mounting on the rifle and sighting in are described in detail. A history of the development of the rifle leading to its use as a sniper rifle is included in an appendix, as are descriptions of British and Canadian sniper rifles that used American-produced telescopic sights.
This book covers the sniper variations of the Model 1903 Springfield:
U.S. Model 1903 .30 Caliber Rifle with the Warner & Swasey Telescopic Sight
U.S. Model 1903 .30 Caliber Rifle with the Winchester A5 or Lyman 5A
Telescopic Sight:
Model 1903A1 (Sniper) U.S.M.C. Rifle with the 7.8x Unertl Telescopic Sight
Model 1903A4 .30 Caliber (Snipers) Rifle with the Weaver M73B1 Telescopic Sight.

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Gun digest book of the AR 15 Vol 4. Sweeney

Overview
You wouldn't do this to your AR, but Sweeney did it here!

With manufacturers branching out into nontraditional calibers, and continual advances in optics, ammo and associated gear for the AR-15, Gun Digest Book of The AR-15, Volume IV brings you up-to-date on the latest developments in the AR industry, including chapters on:
.223 vs. 5.56: What's the problem?
Various .300s of the smaller-than-.308 size
Wilson 7.62X40
The .17 HMR, ADCOR DI carbine, and SIG 516
DelTon and Stag Arms? Oh yes.
Plus, author Patrick Sweeney hits the range and subjects these guns to some serious testing. To find out just how much abuse they can withstand, he:

Buried them in dirt and sand
Submerged them in water
Dropped them from heights
Ran them over with trucks
Froze them
Blasted them with a shotgun
And then he fired them, documenting the entire process in photos!
Kick back and watch in horror as events unfold—and find out which guns survive the torture.

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Gun Digest book of the 22 Rifle. James

Everything You Need to Know About America's Favorite Rifles!
Small-Bore Rimfire Ammunition
Choosing a Rifle
The Semi-Automatic Rifle
The Bolt-Action Competition Rifle
Accurate Shooting
Cleaning, Maintenance & Care
Range, Lethality & Performance
Hunting & Varmint Shooting
Modern Competitive Shooting

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Sharps Rifle. The Gun that Shaped the American Destiny

Sharps Rifle: The Gun That Shaped American Destiny is the story of Sharps firearms from the beginning. Not only are the priceless old illustrated Sharps catalogues reproduced but also a wealth of reliable material about Sharps cartridges and Sharps patents. As you enjoy little known American history, you will better understand the role of the Sharps.

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The Mosin Nagant Rifle. Lapin

The Mosin-Nagant Rifle, 6th Revised and Expanded Edition
by Terence W. Lapin
Although the Mosin-Nagant rifle was in use for more than sixty years by half the world's military forces, no book in the English language has ever traced its development and identified all its models and variations as manufactured around the world, including in the United States. No provided the part-by-part information needed by the collector and shooter.
This is the first book in English, ever written about the Mosin-Nagant. It identifies every single model manufactured in Russia, France, the United States, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Finland, China and North Korea. Every part is described with all changes and markings, making it possible to identify the national origins of not only the rifle as a whole, but of every part.
Chapters provide a history of its development and use from 1892 to its last manufacture in Hungary and China in the mid-1950s. Then each part is analyzed showing all changes in chronological order. All variations are described from the original rifle to the M1944 carbine with its unique folding bayonet. All Finnish variations are described and a history of the tiny country's relations with its giant next door neighbor is included to show the derivation of Finland's line of Mosin-Nagants.
Sniper rifles from all countries are listed in a separate chapter as is the ammunition produced for the rifle and all accessories issued to the combat soldier. Of great value to the collector is the huge list of markings and codes found on all Mosin-Nagant rifles of whatever national origin, the first ever compiled.
The Mosin-Nagant was one of the earliest small-caliber battle rifles developed in the late 19th century. Its rugged design and construction are borne out by the fact that the only changes ever made to its basic design were to shorten and lighten the rifle as ammunition improved and battle conditions changed. The Mosin-Nagant is without doubt, one of the premier battles rifles of the late 19th and early 20th century and a testament to skill of it Russian designer.

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