U.S. Military Arms Inspector Marks, Daum, Pate
This long-awaited guide by two of the world's most respected arms researchers is an alphabetically arranged catalog of the identified inspectors' marks that are found on military weapons made for U.S. forces from the beginning of the system through WWII and its aftermath. Collectors know that these marks are crucial to properly identifying and assessing the originality of a wide range of U.S. martial arms and that much of the information that has been available up until now was incomplete or wrong
Spanish Rolling Block. Aguinaga
Spanish Rolling Block: The Basque-Made Rifles of the Third Carlist War by Fernando de Aguinaga and José Luis Gª de Aguinaga, Edition Revised by Joseph V. Puleo This is the authoritative study of Spanish military longarms made at private arsenals in the 1870s. Replacing or supplementing government manufacturing facilities, these massive gunmaking firms had a huge impact on the industry. The rifles shown here tell this story, focusing upon the transition from muzzleloading longarms to breechloaders. While the main subject is Spanish production of the Remington Rolling Block in the Basque country, this is only part of the story, as the Berdan conversion, muzzleloaders and pistols are also covered. What makes these Rolling Blocks and their bayonets intriguing to American collectors is that so many of them were sent to Cuba and Puerto Rico, where they were captured during the Spanish-American War — making them much more common here than in the country where they were made. (An English translation of a recent Spanish reference.)
Smith & Wesson Engraving. Kennelly
Smith & Wesson Engraving, A Celebration of Artistry in Arms from the Company's Founding until the Present Day by Michael J. Kennelly This book is a joyous celebration of all of the exceptional firearms by Smith & Wesson, as well as the men and women who created them. No expense has been spared in identifying the very best examples, wherever they happen to be, and illustrating them with large, dramatic views that are stunning in their detail and clarity. The finest collections are represented here, including the factory's very own museum pieces. In all, 1,413 color photographs will take you on a journey across generations of decorated revolvers, finally giving engraved Smith & Wessons the attention that they so richly deserve.
British Ordnance Single Shot Pistols. Chisnall, Davies, Brook.
‘BRITISH ORDNANCE SINGLE SHOT PISTOLS’
The book is a comprehensive study of Ordnance pistols from 1700 until 1860 which covers Cavalry, Sea Service, Customs, Dublin Castle, Portuguese & other pistols. The book is A4 size, hard back with over 120 pistols illustrated with more than 900 detailed full colour images. Many of these pistol photos have never been published before. There is also a detailed explanatory text covering pistol developments and tables giving pistol dimensions as well as appendices showing pistol locks, proof marks and stock stamps.
Chapter 1 Pistols
Chapter 2 Land Service Pistols
Chapter 3 1796 Heavy Cavalry Pistols
Chapter 4 Light Dragoon Pistols
Chapter 5 New Land Dragoon and Other Pistols with Swivel Rammers
Chapter 6 Percussion Pistols
Chapter 7 Sea Service Pistols
Chapter 8 Customs and Coast Guard Pistols
Chapter 9 Dublin Castle Pistols
Chapter 10 Other Ordnance Pistols
Chapter 11 Portuguese Pistols
Sharps Firearms, The Percussion Era 1848-1865, Vol. I. Marcot.
Volume I is actually the second completed volume of the four volume set. Volume II is already out of print. Volume I covers the time period of Christian Sharps' invention in 1848 through all of the percussion developmental period of the 1850s, and through its improvements during the Civil War. The Chapters are: 1. Christian Sharps - Patent of 1848; 2. Sharps Model 1849 "Nippes" Sporting Rifles; 3. Sharps Model 1850 Sporting Rifles; 4. Sharps Model 1851 Military Carbines; 5. Sharps Model 1851 Carbine Tests & Trials; 6. Sharps Model 51 Sporting Rifles, Sporting Carbines & Shotguns; 7. Sharps Pistols & Sharps Pistol-Rifles; 8. Sharps Model 1852 Military Carbines; 9. Sharps Model 1852 Military Style Carbines, Sporting Carbines, Sporting Rifles & Shotguns; 10. Sharps Model 1853 Military Carbines & Rifles; 11. Sharps Model 1853 Sporting Rifles, Sporting Carbines & Shotguns; 12. Sharps Model 1855 Firearms; 13. Sharps Model 1859 & New Model 1859 Military Carbines; 14. Sharps Model 1859 Military Rifles; 15. Sharps Model 1859 Sporting Rifles & Sporting Carbines; 16. Sharps Model 1863 Military Carbines & Military Rifles; 17. Sharps Model 1865 Military Carbines & Rifles; 18. Confederate Sharps Carbines; and, 19. The History of Sharps Percussion Ammunition. There is also an extensive Bibliography, and a detailed Index. Another outstanding Roy Marcot, & Ron Paxton Book.