Guns and Info. Wood
Paper back V G Cond.
Signed by the Author
A collection of articles for both the novice and the experienced shooter to obtain the best results in their endevours.
Catalogue of United States Martial Short Arms. Ulbrich
Spiral bound, V G Cond. 1939 Printing.
"This booklet is published to meet a demand indicated in letters to the publishers of UNITED STATES MARTIAL PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS, and lists only the U. S. Martial arms described in that volume. The prices entered herein are the result of compilation of average prices quoted in condition as stated, from ten lists of a number of reputable dealers, as issued in recent years (1936-1939) .
The Drama of the Scharnhorst. Busch.
1956 1st edn.
'"Scharnhorst" sunk by British naval forces 60 sea miles NW of North Cape, 26th December, 1943 at 19 hours 45'. So ran the radio announcement that told the world of the end of the German battleship "Scharnhorst". The implications of this short message, in terms of human experience, remained unknown until the end of the war when the story was told by the few German survivors and the officers and men of the British Navy. While the epic of the final battle forms the core of his narrative, Fritz-Otto Busch also depicts life aboard the 32,000-ton warship and records her short, eventful history from her launching in 1939 to her fateful demise. He relates how "Scharnhorst" sank the British aircraft carrier "Glorious" in 1940, menaced Allied shipping in the Atlantic throughout 1941, and made her impudent, flaunting dash up the channel to the safety of the Norwegian fjords in 1942. Considered by her crew to be a "lucky ship", her luck ran out in 1943 when she found herself outnumbered in Arctic waters by superior Allied naval forces. The British ships were equipped with Radar, the "Scharnhorst" was not - a fatal disadvantage that was to prove decisive.
Pic of Reprint Edn.
Makers of History. Romer
MAKERS OF HISTORY.
Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co. 1926. Paper bound. 64 pp. "A Story of the Development of the History of Our Country and the Part Played in it by the Colt." Believed to be first edition. Tales of derring-do involving Colt guns plus two odes to the Colt, on inside front and back covers. 5 pen-and-ink ills.
Bound in a solid cover with name embossed on the spine.
From the Keith Cochran reference library
Colt Peacemaker. Collector Handbook and Guide. Cochran.
Signed by the Author, Keith Cochran.
Contains all data on Peacemakers for collectors and information a collector will need to purchase a Peacemaker revolver. Text shows accurate identification and possible methods for cataloging collections and dealer inventories. This text is formatted in an encyclopedia manner with all parts of the Peacemaker covered in detail including factory variations and dates, models, engravers, and factory inspector marks.
United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers. Gluckman
Secondhand, mylar covered,small tears to dustjacket, g Condition
United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers, first published in 1939, provides firearm collectors and enthusiasts with a single authoritative volume containing information on the development and description of martial short arms, from the flintlock pistol that was available at the birth of the nation to the latest available handguns during the World War I.
This book is particularly useful to collectors as an important reference source, offering a listing of single-shot pistols, revolvers, and semiautomatic pistols, over the period of 1799–1917. Gluckman covers the brief histories of more than one hundred handguns, going into the specific details of the chemistry of gunpowder and the development of the first automatic firearms. Following innovators like Reverend Alexander Forsyth, John P. Lindsay, and Samuel Colt, the evolution of the weapons is carefully examined over time.
The comprehensive text is accompanied by a series of original illustrations of the pistols and revolvers, demonstrating the specifics of many gun mechanisms. For experts and the more casual hobbyist alike, this book offers a unique collection of information on martial pistols and revolvers in the United States, up until WWI.
List of Changes in British War Material. Vol 1, 2. Skennerton.
Secondhand, V G Cond, Mylar covered.
Signed to original owner by Ian Skennerton.
Vol 1 1860 - 1886.
Vol 2 1886 - 1900
Contains the orginal text, woodcuts, and line drawings, the references to rifles, carbines, pistols, ammunition, ammunition pouches and bandoliers, swords, lances, bayonets, Dirks etc.introduced into British Service 1860-1886. Invaluable help to the Military researcher.
The Black Journey. Haardt, Auduin-Dubreil.
Image shown is of American 1st Edn.
English printing has blue cover which this copy is.
1st Edn Jan 1928. This is Second Printing April 1928.
Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Octavo, cloth. 316 pp. Illustrated in the text with reproductions of photos; pictorial endpapers.
Journey across Africa in a Citroen.
Age Spotting on edges and to some pages, bumped on spine edges, corner tear p 306.
Original price inside front cover.
Savage Automatic Pistols. Carr.
1.Second hand, As New, Mylar covered Signed by Author to Jim Bell Snr.
2. second hand label from previous owner.
This is a very difficult book to find on the Savage Auto's published in the early 60's & goes into detail on the history of Savage Arms & Savage Munitions Co
Astra Automatic Pistols. Antaris.
Signed and dated by the Author, Leonardo M Antaris, 1-5-89
Astra Automatic Pistols by Leonardo Antaris – and the subject is pretty self-explanatory. Antaris follow a simply and effective layout, with the book divided into chapters on each model of pistol (made very neat by Astra’s simple system of numbering different models). Each chapter includes a history of the pistol, production variations and tables, and photos of different variations, including prototypes, engraved examples, and accessories like holsters.
Song of the Summits. Yuren's.
Jesús Yurén’s book is a hymn to the great love of his life: mountain hunting. A master of sheep and ibex hunting, Yurén is one of only a handful of men who has hunted in practically all the mountains of the earth, from Alaska and Mexico to China, Mongolia, and Russia. Accumulating a North American Grand Slam as well as a super slam of sheep, he has hunted just about every variety of wild sheep and goat in the world. Starting in 1972 with a desert bighorn, he continued for...
The Colt Commeratives. 1961-1986. Condry, Jones
Signed By Ken Condry
Colt collectors Ken Condry and Larry Jones have collaborated on a very informative text on Colt commemorative guns produced to date. The book contains over 200 hardbound pages with a 9x7 inch photo of each commemorative issue. On the facing page of each photo is the technical data of the issue, including barrel length, caliber, serial number range and special features. This format provides a very readable and accessible reference.
Sam Colt's Own Record.
Limited to 1000 copies
Publishers uncut volume
Samuel Colt's own record of transactions with Captain Walker and Eli Whitney, Jr. Chronologically presented, the correspondence published in this volume completes the account of the manufacture in 1847 of the Walker Model Colt Revolver. This book is a most unusual and rare look at firearms and early industrial history. This edition limited to just 1000 copies. 157 pages.
The Lost Wilderness (Ltd). Ismail.
The Lost Wilderness is the story of Mohamed Ismail's years in Kenya and Tanzania as a game warden and professional hunter. In this book Ismail chronicles the life experiences of five native Africans who worked with him during his years as a game warden as well as his own experiences as a professional hunter. Read about the most deadly poachers ever seen in the history of East Africa; the best ivory trackers; the most elusive quarry, the East African greater kudu; and Ismail’s dangerous hunts after buffalo and elephant. The pages are filled with the adventurous tales of brave men who always faced danger straight on--sometimes winning against considerable odds and sometimes losing, as was the case of the game warden who was killed by a poisoned arrow from a poacher! Come face to face with the other side of the law as you delve into the life of Tura, a notorious poacher whose limp was the result of a buffalo goring. These fascinating and engrossing true-to-life adventures of East African hunting hark back to a time that is now forever gone. Foreword by Patrick Hemingway, the son of Ernest Hemingway.
Hunting in the Mountains and Jungles of Nepal. Byrne
HUNTING IN THE MOUNTAINS AND JUNGLES OF NEPAL
by Peter Byrne
2012 Long Beach, 277pp, color photos, 6x9, hardcover
Ltd. of 1,000 numbered, signed, & slipcased copies.
Past readers of Peter Byrne books know about his early hunting days as a tea planter in India and his exploits in Nepal hunting big game. We've also learned of his enthusiasm for the adventures of Jim Corbett. In Hunting in the Mountains and Jungles of Nepal, Byrne's latest oeuvre, he picks from among some of the seventy-two shikars he conducted in the 50s and 60s for tigers and other Nepalese game to bring us what he considers his most memorable hunts.
Most tiger hunts were conducted via elephant back, from a machan, or by beaters pushing the quarry, but Byrne feels that the tiger hunts conducted on foot were by far the most memorable . . . for a good reason. They are extremely dangerous. He found that only very few clients dared to go after a tiger on foot. We read about the three most exciting tiger hunts Byrne ever conducted on foot, which includes the time he guided internationally famous big-game hunter James Mellon for his big cat.
Of course, not all clients were brave, and we learn of what can and did go wrong for Byrne. Besides the cowards who would not enter the tall grass even on the back of an elephant, there were the fools who got lost. There was even one intellectually challenged individual who in the heat of the moment loaded a Tootsie Roll into his bolt action instead of a bullet.
Peter did his own hunting as well as guiding, and once he and a colleague tried to run down a leopard with dogs. Everything seemed to be going well until they ran into a tiger, and the tables turned on them. The mighty hunters became the tiger's prey. These true tales from the jungles and hill country of India and Nepal are really quite chilling.
Byrne also retells the interesting story of how Robert Ruark was not hoodwinked by a crooked Indian outfitter who had placed a frozen leopard in a tree for his client to shoot. Ruark had to flee India in a hurry afterward, but we'll leave it up to you to read the story to find out what happened. At a fancy party in Bel Air, California, Peter confronts the truth about the biggest tiger ever: a thirteen-foot monster.
Finally, he tells us about a client who brought along African PH Tony Archer and even a Wakamba tracker from Kenya to help with the hunt. If all this is not enough excitement, Byrne concludes with two additional hunts with James Mellon for water buffaloes in Assam and a high Himalayan hunt for a goral and serow.
Tiger hunting is gone, and books on tiger hunting are now rarely published. Strangely enough, we feel this is one of the best on the subject...and it may very well be the last.
Fine Colts of the Dr Joseph A Murphy Collection. Wilson.
Signed By the Author, R. L. Wilson, Kathleen Hopy, Dr Joseph Murphy, Steven M Fliwa Phd.
#217 of 3000 Copies
Lavish new work covers exquisite deluxe & rare Colt arms from Patersons & other percussion revolvers to the cartridge period & up through modern times.
The Hayes Handgun Omnibus. Hayes, Skennerton
The Hayes Handgun Omnibus: A Catalogued Encyclopedia of Collective Pistols and Revolvers Hardcover – January 1, 2007
by Ronald D. Hayes (Author), Ian D. Skennerton (Author)
This copy was signed and sent to the owner prior to the books release; written inside cover
Colt Cartridge Pistols. Serven.
Colt Cartridge Pistols 1952
Signed by Author, James E Serven
A detailed study of the Colt Hand Arms -- From the 1868 Converted caplocks through to automatics.
Colt Sales Catalogue 1957
Sales catalogue of 1957 in solid cover with gold embossing.
From the Keith Cochran reference library.
Smith and Wesson Handguns. 1st Edn, McHenry, Roper
Huntington, WV: Standard Publications, Inc.. Very Good. No Dust Jacket 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. 233 pages, illustrations, red cloth, Gold Embossed, binding is tight, text is clean with no handwriting, signatures or highlighting. ; X X ; 233 pages .
For years this was the standard reference work for the Smith and Wesson revolver aficionado, and it is easy to see why. This book contains a comprehensive treatment of Smith and Wesson revolvers from the founding of the company all the way through World War II.
The book is divided into three distinct sections; the story of Smith and Wesson, illustrations of Smith and Wesson revolvers, and detailed descriptions of Smith and Wesson revolvers and their changes through the years.
The story of Smith and Wesson spans over 130 pages and contains the complete history of the company and its developments up to WWII. The illustration section contains over 40 pages of photographs of various models of Smith and Wesson revolvers. The description section contains written details of every Smith and Wesson revolver developed through 1945, including notes about frames, barrels, bolts, hammers, etc. for each model.
Whether you are an avid Smith and Wesson collector or just looking to learn more about one of America’s greatest manufacturing companies, this book will be a valuable addition to your library.
The 36 Calibres of the Colt Single Action Army. Brown.
Inscribed by the Author. David M Brown to son of Pat Garrett, Jarvis P Garrett. Garrett Papers included.
Some grubbing to front cover.
Some wrinkled front pages.
V G Cond.
"More than twenty years ago David Brown began wondering how many calibres Colt's had used in the Colt Single Action. Many were ready and eager to tell him. Many 'complete' lists of calibres had been published. But the answers were different. . . The collection is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, unique and impossible of duplication, since it contains every calibre Single Action known to have been made by Colt's during the original (prior to 1940) period of manufacture, including nine calibres of which only one was ever made."
The Rampant Colt. Wilson
Dust jacket torn.
Signed by the Author, R. L. Wilson, to E. J. Bosse.
" A detailed study of the Colt coat-of-arms and the rampant colt trademark, complete from 1832 through 1969. The varieties of uses and designs of these colourful and historical motifs are recorded and explored in copious detail. The scope of this volume encompasses advertising literature, trademarks, letterheads, firearms, and other Colt products, Colt family silver and jewlery, brassards, monuments, paintings, architecture, accoutrements, original documents, grips and butt plates, badges and markings, decals, medals, etc. The Rampant Colt is also therefore a study of Colt memorabilia, and is the only title available on such items. Over 150 illustrations.