Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms Vol 1 1866, 1873 &1876. Pirkle.
Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms, Vol. 1, the Models of 1866, 1873 & 1876
by Arthur Pirkle.
The famous "Big Three" of lever action repeaters are completely analyzed part-by-part by serial number range in this first new book on these fine weapons in twenty years."This book is truly for the serious collector... Mr. Pirkle's scholarship is excellent and his presentation of the information.. is to be commended."
H.G.H., Man at Arms.
The first new book on these earliest Winchesters in twenty-five years, and the first to provide a complete, part-by-part description including dimensions, finishes, markings and variations. The venerable, and very collectable "Yellow Boy," the "Gun the Won the West" and the scarce Model 1876 are completely analyzed and described in text and charts. All serial number lists have been revised and are included, courtesy of U.S. Repeating Arms Company.
Winchester's Finest The Model 21. Schwing.
Winchester's Finest: The Model 21
The Model 21 was one of the finest double-barrel, side-by-side shotguns made in America. Interest in this elite firearm runs high among enthusiasts in the United States. Schwing brings you an in-depth, high-quality history of this exquisite firearm. 8½" x 11", 360 pages, 375 photos, softcover.
Winchester Lee Rifle. Myszkowski.
The Winchester-Lee Rifle features detailed descriptions of the various models that were part of the Winchester-Lee rifle story, as well as the development of the rifle & its cartridge.
Additional subjects include non-contract military sales, sporting rifles, accessories & accoutrements, and experimental models. The Winchester-Lee at war, medals & memorabilia, & information about collecting Winchester-Lee rifles also are highlighted in the book.
Winchester Lever-Action Rifles. Pegler
Winchester lever-action repeating rifles are an integral part of the folklore of the American West. Introduced after the American Civil War, the first Winchester, the M1866, would go on to see military service as far afield as Bulgaria, but it was in the hands of civilians that it would become known as 'The gun that won the west'. Offering a lethal combination of portability, ruggedness and ammunition interchangeability with pistol sidearms, the Winchesters and their innovative and elegant breech-loading system represented a revolutionary design. They were used by a staggering variety of military and civilian groups - gold-miners, trappers, hunters, farmers, lawmen, professional gunmen and Native Americans. It equipped a whole generation of settlers and as such left an imprint on American culture that continues to resonate today. This book explores the Winchesters' unique place in history, revealing the technical secrets of their success with a full array of colour artwork, period illustrations and close-up photographs.
Winchester Repeating Lever Action Firearms. The Models of 1886 and 1892. Pirkle.
Vol. 2, Models of 1886 & 1892
by Arthur Pirkle,
Continuing his outstanding study of the Winchester lever actions, the first in twenty years Mr. Pirkle provides a part-by-part by serial number range description of these wonderful rifles. He sets new standards with every book.
The second in this study of Winchester lever action repeaters, the first in twenty five years, covers the extremely popular John M. Browning-designed Models of 1886 and 1892. These are currently the hottest collectible Winchesters because of their affordability. As in Vol. 1, Pirkle describes each model on a part-by-part basis by serial number range complete with all finishes, markings and changes to each and every part. He also provides detailed appendices to assist the collector.
Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms Vol 3 1894 and 1895. Pirkle.
Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms, Vol. 3, The Models of 1894 and 1895
by Arthur Pirkle.
This is the third volume in Arthur Pirkle's major new study of the Winchester Lever Action Repeating Rifles, the first in more than 25 years. As in the two previous volumes, the Models of 1894 and 1895 are examined and described on a part-by-part by serial number basis. All dimensions, markings, finishes and any changes to a part are listed complete with its serial number range of use. The Model 1894 has 66 parts, the Model 1895, 62. With very few exceptions, each part was changed at least once during its manufacturing life, and sometimes, more often. These changes make it easy to determine the authenticity of a Winchester Lever Action Rifle. Parts are described so thoroughly that you will be able to differentiate between "Winchester-manufactured," after-market or reproduction parts.
Winchester Lever Action Repeating Rifles, Vol. 3, The Models of 1894 and 1895 provides a complete and detailed description of every one of these changes. Experienced collectors know that the value of the firearms in their collection depends in large part on their authenticity. Know that your Winchester lever action repeating rifle is correct; if it isn't, let Arthur Pirkle show you how to replace incorrect, or worse, reproduction parts.
The Historic Henry Rifle. Sword.
THE HISTORIC HENRY RIFLE: Oliver Winchester's Famous Civil War Sword
It was perhaps the most important firearm of its era. Tested and proved in the fiery crucible of the Civil War, the Henry Rifle became the forerunner of the famous line of Winchester Repeating Rifles that "Won the West." To the amazed muzzleloader-armed Confederates who had to face this deadly "sixteen shooter," it was "that damned Yankee rifle that was loaded on Sunday and fired all week." As a key technological innovation firing modern metallic cartridges, the Henry Rifle helped dramatically change the nature of combat. Yet, although a rifle of the future, it was beset with a bewildering series of difficulties that impeded its widespread use. Here is the fascinating story from the frustrations of early sales efforts aimed at the government to the inspired purchase of the Henry Rifle by veteran soldiers who wanted the best weapon - no matter how high the cost.
Standard Catalogue of Winchester Firearms 3rd Edn
Standard Catalog of Winchester Firearms by Joseph Cornell
Since 1866 Winchester has been the most iconic and recognizable firearms name in American history. Winchester rifles and shotguns have been used and cherished by generations of American hunters, sportsmen, and soldiers.
In this all-new, completely updated and expanded third edition of the Standard Catalog of Winchester Firearms, author Joseph M. Cornell gives you everything you need to know about the fascinating world of Winchester firearms, including photos, descriptions, and accurate, updated values for hundreds of models.
Hundreds of stunning full-color photos
Completely updated model descriptions, including new models
Real-world values and expert market analysis
Expert advice on collecting Winchesters and spotting fakes
In Standard Catalog of Winchester Firearms, 3rd Edition, Cornell distills his experience as one of the world's leading firearms appraisers into a volume that is as entertaining as it is informative. From the earliest "pre-Winchesters" to the very latest offerings from FN, you'll find it in Standard Catalog of Winchester Firearms, 3rd Edition. This book is a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts, as well as anyone interested in purchasing one of these legendary American firearms.
Winchester Shotguns. Adler, Wilson
Features shotguns from the Dave Rifle, Gary Renyolds, & US Repeating Arms Co. Collections. Full color t/out; 11x9 inches, 372 pgs.
Illustrated throughout in stunning detail in full color, this book features shotguns from the Dave Rifle, Gary Renyolds, & US Repeating Arms Co. Collections.
Winchester Bolt Action Military and Sporting Rifles. Houze.
WINCHESTER BOLT ACTION MILITARY & SPORTING RIFLES - 1877 TO 1937
Herbert G. Houze
This book tells the exciting story of these Winchester bolt actions, from the famous Hotchkiss through to the popular Models 54 and 70. Covers both civilian and military bolt actions, and other exciting Winchester rifles, like the Murata Year 17 Rifle, the Model 1895 Winchester-Lee, the William Mason Straight Pulls, the T.C. Johnson Model A and B Magazine Rifles, the Pattern 1914 Enfields, the Winchester Model C and D Rifles, the Model 1917 U.S. Rifle, the Model 1918 .50 Caliber Anti-Tank Rifle, the Model 51 Imperial Sporting Rifle, the Winchester Model 54 and the development of the Model 70. Packed with useful technical specifications, historical notes and previously unpublished production details.
The Story of the Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 0f 100 Rifles. Lewis.
THE STORY OF THE WINCHESTER 1 of 1000 AND 1 of 100 RIFLES
Edmund E. Lewis, M.D.
A comprehensive guide to Winchester's dream rifles. No Winchester enthusiast can afford to do without this essential new reference!
• Includes critical information that will help identify valuable rarities and avoid fakes.
• Learn what makes these Model 1873 and Model 1876 rifles special and why they were made.
• Enjoy the colorful stories behind these premium weapons, which were often the prized possessions of Western characters like cowboys, cattlemen, trick shooters, rustlers, state coach drivers and outlaws.
• 500+ color photos
• Serial number tables
Volcanic Firearms. Predecessor to the Winchester Rifle. Rutter, Lewis.
Predecessor to the Winchester Rifle
Edmund E. Lewis, M.D. & Stephen W. Rutter
Finally! An Easy-to-Understand Collector's Guide to Volcanics!
Widely regarded as "The Gun that Won the West," Winchester repeating rifles occupy a special place in the hearts of the American public…not to mention audiences of Hollywood "Western" movies worldwide.
But without the lesser-known Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., none of that would ever have happened. This book tells us the story of five men who would become giants in the history of arms manufacturing (Hunt, Jennings, Smith, Wesson, Henry and Winchester) and illustrates the best surviving examples of the pistols and longarms that were produced when their creative and business talents briefly intersected, commingles and then separated.
Without risk of exaggeration, what you hold in your hands is a veritable explosion of brilliant color photography, showing some of the most beautiful guns ever made. However, more than a coffee-table book, it is an indispensable guide to the identification, authentication, categorization and historical legacy of these intriguing weapons and their accoutrements. Nothing like it has ever appeared before, and we are confident that the publication of this book will change Volcanic collecting forever.
Until now, even prestigious dealers and auction houses were often confused by the seemingly senseless tangle of variations, models, frame sizes, company names, markings and features that are all part and parcel of the complex Volcanic story. The time to end this confusion is now!
The Winchester Single Shot Vol 2. Campbell.
THE WINCHESTER SINGLE-SHOT Volume II - Old Secrets & New Discoveries
THE WINCHESTER SINGLE-SHOT VOLUME II - OLD SECRETS & NEW DISCOVERIES, by This book is a must-have for connoisseurs of the Winchester Single-Shot and avid students of all things Winchester! In this incredibly researched sequel to John Campbell's original work, The Winchester Single-Shot, collectors of the Model 1885 will uncover a trove of new information - much of it never before published. What's more, all Winchester collectors will find amazing knowledge and insights that have been buried for over a century. Learn the human side of Winchester through detailed biographies of the men who made Winchester a legend. Probe the surprising secrets of Winchester's model room. Revisit the art and precision of the W.R.A. Co. drafting rooms and manufacturing shops that helped forge American history. And tour the dark but revealing recesses of the Cody Firearms Museum vaults. Its all here between the covers of The Winchester Single-Shot, Volume II.
100 Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956. Giles. Shuey
Covering the 100 years that Winchester and its predecessor companies, Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., and New Haven Arms Co., produced cartridges in New Haven, this is the first detailed study ever done on cartridge boxes from the era of the modem gun. Coverage includes all the calibres catalogued for every rifle model from 1856 to 1956. Drawing on never before seen company records and correspondence, as well as interviews with old time employees, the authors have unearthed a wealth of new and significant information on this under-researched, fast growing aspect of gun-related collectables.With over 1,400 pictures, all in full colour, this book also includes a Pricing Guide and a Rarity Guide. It is unlikely that the incredible number of varieties of Winchester cartridge boxes pictured will ever again be assembled for presentation to the collecting public. Whether you want to date your collectable box or determine which box would be appropriate as a contemporary display piece with your Winchester rifle, this is the book to own.
Winchester The Golden Age of American Gunmaking and the Winchester. 1 of 1000. Wilson.
Winchester, The Golden Age Of American Gunmaking and the Winchester 1 of 1000
by R.L Wilson
This Book is Now Out Of Print and unavailable from our Suppliers
The text by famed firearms author, R. L. Wilson, covers the entire story of the Winchester Models of 1873 and 1876 1 of 1000 and 1 off 100 rifles. Thoroughly illustrated with excellent color photos from Mr. Wilson’s and other’s collections, as well as those in the Winchester factory collection as the famed Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming. Included are black and white historical photos famed old west personalities and their firearms.
Mr. Wilson also described the making of the James Stewart movies, Winchester ‘73, and the search by Universal Studios and Winchester that led to the identification thirty-one 1 of 1000 rifles in the early 1950s.
Henry Rifle: The Story of Benjamin Tyler Henry and his famed Repeating Rifle. Quick.
A detailed history of the Henry rifle and its inventor B. Tyler Henry. Full color photos; 9x11 inches, 239 pgs.
Although the Henry rifle was the technical marvel of its age, many American military minds doubted whether the average mid-nineteenth century soldier could effectively operate it, and as a result the new rifle saw only limited purchase and use during the Civil War. Yet it quickly became a legend, and these revolutionary rifles that one could "load on Sunday and shoot all week" acquitted themselves very well on the battlefield.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
* The Man: Benjamin Tyler Henry
* The Rifle: Henry's Patent Repeating Rifle
* Anatomy of a Henry Rifle
* Physical Characteristics of the Henry Rifle
* The Survey: A Detailed Study into the Anatomy of the Henry Rifle
* The Action: Tiggle Link System
* Serial Numbers
* Factory Inspector's Markings
* Weight of the Henry Rifle
* U.S. Martial Henry Rifles
* Engraved and Inscribed Henry Rifles
* Henry Rifles with Plated Finishes
* Ammunition/Bullet mold/Percussion Insert
* Special Interst Henry Rifles
* Wichester's Coming Rifle: Improved Henrys
* Collectibility of Henry Rifles