The Evolution of Military Automatic Pistols. Bruce.
Anyone with an interest in military firearms knows the names of the famous pistol inventors – men like Luger, Walther and Nambu, but how many know anything at all about the men themselves? Presented as a series of biographies, this book tells the history of self-loading pistols through the careers of their inventors, accompanied by the detailed illustrated explanation of their mechanical innovations and the resulting iconic military semi-autos.
The Colt Walker Army Revolver, Pate.
The primary reason for this book being written is the fact that earlier publications have not included some significant primary source material that has only recently been discovered. Another reason is the fact that many aspects of their history and physical characteristics have not previously been published. This book both consolidates and summarizes the previously published works, including transcriptions of most of the Walker-related documents from Sam Colt’s records and those of the U.S. Army Ordnance Department. It also adds new material, the objective being to tell the Colt Walker story as completely as it can reasonably be told within the constraints of a book of this size and nature. This historic weapon deserves such treatment.
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
The Calisher & Terry in British and Colonial Military Service. 1856-1900. Knapp.
The book is a comprehensive study of the Calisher & Terry rifle, illustrated with over 170 rifle images and 50 period photographs, most of which have never been published in book form before. With many cuttings from contemporary newspaper and magazine articles, the C&T story is not only about one of the most popular capping breech loading rifles and a famous Birmingham manufacturer but also a social snap shot of Victorian life in a provincial manufacturing city during the industrial revolution.