A Brief History of Bullet Moulds. Parkerson.
Written by Codman Parkerson. Since the first use of lead for making firearm projectiles, man has constantly searched for a better method of moulding them into their proper form. This book, mainly through the use of detailed photography, thoroughly examines the evolution of bullet moulds from their earliest form to today's advance types.
Miniature Arms. Lindsay.
A great book with colour and black and white photographs. A history of miniature guns. Will suit enthusiast or collector.
Pig Lead & Steel Silhouettes. Matthews
Black Powder, Pig Lead and Steel Silhouettes
Once again Matthews offers his astute insight into the world of black powder cartridge rifle silhouette shooting with more tips and "recipes" for the accuracy needed to effectively compete.
From cross-sticks to mirage to making your own casting dipper and bullet lubricant, Paul imparts all the facts and figures necessary to come out a winner!
Cast Bullets for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Matthews
Cast Bullets for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
Paul A. Matthews
Finding the right cast bullet to perform in your black powder cartridge rifle can be a pursuit of disappointment or reward. Matthews puts into perspective the tools and techniques used to make your cast bullet shooting a success.
How- to's for the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge Shooter. Matthews
How-to's for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter Contains fine points not covered in Matthews's other black-powder books, such as lube recipes, good bore cleaners and over-powder wads. Tips on compressing powder charge, combating wind resistance, improving ignition and combustion, and case annealing.
Paul A. Matthews
More How-to.s for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter. Matthews.
More How-To's for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter
Paul is the authoritative figure in the world of Black powder cartridge rifle shooting. This new books expands on his previous work with more tips on compressing powder charge, improving ignition and combustion and case annealing.
What you should know about Bullet Lubricants for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Matthews
What You Should Know About Bullet Lubricants for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
What You Should Know About Bullet Lubricants for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. This book is 96 pages and contains the following chapters: Characteristics of a Good Bullet Lubricant for the BPCR, How to Determine the Melting Point, The Choice Components, How to Render Fat into Tallow, Equipment for Making Bullet Lubricants, How to Saponify a Bullet Lubricant, My Two Best Black Powder Bullet Lubricants, Linseed Oil? Are You Kidding?, Why Weigh the Components?, Testing the Black Powder Bullet Lubricant, Does a Bullet Lubricant Really Make a Difference in Accuracy?, and The Scientifically Manufactured Bullet Lubricant
Lubrasizers and Lubes
Loading the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge. Matthews.
Loading the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge
Paul A. Matthews
Author Matthews brings the black powder cartridge shooter valuable information on the basics, including cartridge care, lubes and moulds, powder charges, and developing and testing loads. (Reloading Historical Educational Firearms)
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.
The Blunderbuss 1500 - 1900. Foreman
The Blunderbuss 1500-1900 by James D. Forman. The "bell mouthed" gun associated with highwaymen and pirates had its origin in the 16th century, it was used by civilian and military travellers, and it continued to be made in parts of the world until well into the 19th century. This history covers its development and use and illustrates more of the blunderbuss class of firearm than have ever before appeared in one study. 40 pp., 53 ill.
Handbook of Modern Percussion Revolvers. Morgan.
Six Shots of Blackpowder Fun Those old blackpowder
handguns look great hung over your mantle - but
they're much more fun to shoot Now, thanks to
"Handbook of Modern Percussion Revolvers,"
author Michael Morgan shows you just how entertaining
these history-making firearms can be.Inside, you'll find:
Detailed loading advice for today's modern blackpowder
percussion cap revolvers
Tips and tricks for accurate shooting
In-depth breakdowns for the three most popular working
Dozens of historical fun facts and trivia
Morgan's passion for these important firearms and his
user-friendly approach to shooting their modern
reproductions is sure to ignite the same excitement in you.
Explore the special world of percussion
revolvers - then get yourself a gun, some caps, and let the lead fly
Forty Years with the .45-70 Matthews
Forty Years with the .45-70
Paul A. Matthews
Containing years of the author's personal experience, compiled in the interest of gaining knowledge and utilizing the cartridge's full potential. Expanded version includes six more years; Lever Marlin 1895SS Navy Arms Buffalo Rifle plus the new long range .45-70.
The Paper Jacket. Matthews
The Paper Jacket
The most authoritative work on paper patched bullets. The current resurgence of single-shot and black-powder rifles creates a need for up-to-date and accurate information about paper patched bullets. This book presents today's most thorough, fully illustrated source of information for those who enjoy a taste of the past.
Things You should know about Shooting the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Matthews
By Paul Matthews, author of numerous books on shooting black powder cartridge guns and reloading ammunition, this book contains a wealth of general information on shooting black powder cartridge rifles taken from his years of experience. Chapters include... Safety on the firing range, Resizing without fireforming, The spirit level: Is it a gimmick, The casting ladle: How important is it, The original design Postell bullet, The Lyman No. 457677 tapered bullet, The Creedmor bullet, How do I improve my shooting, So you're having a rifle built, A mould for casting sticks of bullet lubricant, Should you microwave bullet lubricant, A Vernier tang sight we can clean under, In retrospect. 6 X 9, softcover, photos, 119pp
The Muzzleloading Caplock Rifle. Roberts
Explores the history, construction, & care of one of America’s finest firearms.
169 B&W photos, 35 illus; 328 pgs.
• Hundreds of photographs show muzzle-loading cap lock rifles, ammunition, cap magazines, powder flasks, bullet molds, and more
• Describes and recreates traditional shooting matches in fascinating detail
The Art of Flint Knapping. Waldorf.
The author describes and illustrates the simple techniques required to fashion simple or fancy stone arrow points and tools. A section on gun flints is included. The tools required are very simple and easily made, and results are fascinating. You can be making fine arrow points after only a few hours of practice.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
1. Some Preliminary Questions
2. Flint, Flint Sources and Heat Treating
3. Tools of the Trade
4. Theory and Terminology
5. Reduction Strategies
7. Troubleshooting and Advanced Theory
8. Flake and Blade Cores
9. Some North American Bifaces
Lyman Black Powder Handbook & Reloading Manual.
The one manual all black powder shooters should own
Lyman has teamed up with "Mr. Muzzleloader", Sam Fadala to produce the most comprehensive black powder manual available. This manual is entirely new, from the ground up, and includes thousands of pressure tested loads using Goex and Elephant black powders, Pyrodex RS, Select and P, and Pyrodex Pellets, along with a large assortment of round balls, conicals and sabots.
Over three years went into the development of this data. Down range velocities and energies are also given for each load. Sam Fadala brings his well known expertise to this work, covering such topics as choosing your muzzleloader, building the best loads, propellants, ignition, maintenance and much more. In addition, black powder cartridges are well covered with the help of Mike Venturino. There are also hundreds of pressure tested black powder cartridge loads for such calibers as the 45-90, 45-100, 45-110 and 45-120. Cowboy action calibers such as 44-40, 45 Colt and 44 Special are also covered, as well as 10, 12 and 20 gauge shotshells.
The Muzzle-Loading Rifle. Cline.
The Muzzle-Loading Rifle... Then and Now
Walter M. ClineThis extensive compilation of the muzzleloading rifle exhibits accumulative preserved data concerning the development of the "hallowed ole arms of the Southern highlands.
The Hawken Rifle. Its place in history. Hanson. Jr
Research into the production, management and marketing efforts of the original Hawken Shop. Full length photos, detailed views, and line drawings of several fine original rifles are shown. Documents, letters and tabulations of orders are reproduced to provide a fascinating insight into their operations. 31 illustrations in 104 pages. Softbound edition, 7 x 10" format.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
- List of Illustrations
- Publisher's Preface
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 How It Really Began
- Chapter 3 Guns for Ashley
- Chapter 4 Hawken Rifle Production
- Chapter 5 Repairs and Sundries
- Chapter 6 Who Used Hawken Rifles?
- Chapter 7 How It Really Ended
- Chapter 8 Observations on Gun Characteristics
- Chapter 9 A Look at the Literature
- Chapter 10 Other Rocky Mountain Rifles - Guns for the Mountain Men
- Chapter 11 The Gun Trade of St. Louis
- Chapter 12 Conclusions
- Appendix A Jake Hawken and His Family
- Appendix B Samuel Hawken
- Appendix C James Lakenan
- Appendix D William Hawken
- List of References Cited
Flint Knapping. Turner.
Flint knapping was one of the primary survival skills of our prehistoric ancestors. This highly original guide will enable the reader, with practice, to manufacture their own Stone Age tool kit. The expert author guides the reader on a journey of discovery, passing on ancient knowledge of how flint tools from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze age were made and used.
Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th Edn.
Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook -the long awaited 4th Edition is here!
This is the first new Cast Bullet Handbook from Lyman in 30 years. Includes data for all Lyman Moulds, plus additional data for select RCBS, Redding and Lee Moulds.
Written by well-known cast bullet authority, Mike Venturino, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive cast bullet data available.
Powder Horns: Fabrication & Decoration. Stevens
Learn to create beautiful, functional powder horns. 275 colour photos illustrate working, shaping, decorating, and finishing techniques. Historic and modern tools and equipment are introduced for inlays, engrailing, and scrimshaw. Leather strap weaving and braiding methods are also provided for carrying the finished horn in an authentic manner. For inspiration, a photo gallery shows finished powder horns and a contact list includes the artists featured. There is no better resource for the craftsman seeking to make an authentic, functional powder horn.
Percussion Pistols And Revolvers: History, Performance and Practical Use. Bates, Cumpston.
In the early transition from the long-lived flintlock system, handgun development closely paralleled that of the long arms. With the advent of the revolving pistols, however; came patents that created monopolies in revolver production and the through-bored cylinder necessary for self-contained metallic cartridges. The caplock revolvers took on a separate evolution and remained state of the art long after the widespread appearance of cartridge firing rifles and shotguns. They rode in the holsters of explorers and adventures across the world and granted safe conduct in the back alleys of industrial slums right up until the last quarter of the 19th Century.Handguns possess a mystique distinctly different from that of other firearms. They are tools of personal empowerment-chosen by their owners to provide independence and freedom of movement. In the ambitious, optimistic early years of western industrial civilization they were the emblem of liberty and equality and the bane of repressive governments and social movements. Largely because of the traditions that emerged in the time of the caplock pistols and revolvers, they remain so in the early years of the 21st Century.
Loading and Shooting Paper Patched Bullets. Wright.
A beginners guide to loading and shooting paper patched bullets for early black powder cartridge rifles.
- Why Paper Patched Bullets
- What are Paper Patched Bullets
- First Steps
- Accuracy Expectations
- Get Real!
- The Roaring .40's
- Give it a Try
- Paper Patch Bullet Loading in a Nutshell
- Size Matters
- Allrighty Then Let's Cut Patches
- Patching Bullets
- Charged Up
- Slow Trickle
- Really Accurate Powder Charges
- Bullet Lube
- Top Wad
- Seat Bullet
- Fouling Shot
- Time to Get Serious
- Don't Chase Your Tail
- Advanced Paper Patching Sudies
- Is Cutting Patches a Drag?
- More Powder Compression
- No Lube Wad
- Bullet Swaging
- The Dreaded Paper Ring
- more information
The 50 - 70 Shooters Handbook. Barker
Born at the crack of dawn of the centerfire cartridge era, the venerable 50-70 is still very much with us today. Over one hundred years after its adoption by the U.S. Army, it is the oldest American centerfire cartridge for which rifles are still chambered as standard. Soft cover, 6 x 9", 124 pages.
Table of Contents includes the following:
Chapter 1 History
Chapter 2 The Rifles
Chapter 3 Twist
Chapter 4 Reloading Equipment
Chapter 5 .50 Caliber Bullets
Chapter 6 Reloading Procedure
Chapter 7 The Loads
Chapter 8 Tuning the Rifle
Chapter 9 Shooting the .50-70
Chapter 10 At the Match
Chapter 11 Hunting with the .50-70
Chapter 12 The Custom Rifle
The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle. Kauffman.
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 in b&w.
Round Shot and Rammers: An Introduction to Muzzle-Loading Land Artillery in the United States. Peterson
Skilled scholarship, masterful storytelling, and detailed illustrations create this first comprehensive history of the 1539 to 1865 heady days when mounted guns were used in the field, seacoast, siege, and garrison warfare - the treasured cannon, the elite cannoneers, the battles lost and won, their part in shaping the past. With 57 full pages picturing the cannons themselves, their ammunition, implements, and instruments - including detailed cannon and carriage plans for model makers - in technically unique plates by Peter F. Copeland, Donald W. Holst, and Robert L. Linger.