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.
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.
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.
Lugers at Random. Kenyon Jnr
Signed by the Author.
#395 of 500 Copies
Book As New, Cover scuffed with small tear on front
Lugers At Random is a great place to start. It describes the basic differences in models and types and shows side by side photographs to help clarify them. It has disassembled guns with individual part names and a brief section on Proof Marks (6 pages). Then it goes right into photographs of Luger pistols. The Accessories chapter of the book is thin compared to what is available for the Luger. Same with the Proof Marks. Also there is no history of the Luger in the book. Of course that is not what this book is designed for, it is desigined to help be a reference to identify a gun, not learn it's history. Also the title sums it up pretty good, Lugers at random. There is not much order to this book at least not to a beginner. Once you have learned your Lugers, the ordering makes sense.
English Pistols and Revolvers. George
Book is a publishers uncut version.
Signed by Author to an eternal friend 14/9/38
Book is in Excellent Condition.
The book reviews the evolution of English pistols between the English Civil War (1642-49) and the late 1930s, thus covering the birth, flowering and death of specifically English inventiveness in this field. The author constantly sets technical development in social context, filling the book as much with good tales, as with spanning-keys, scears and springs. US and UK readers alike will enjoy the revolver-controversy of the 1850s between the American Colt and the English Adams. Sadly, this mature and definitive book was written by a still young man who was, soon afterwards, killed by a sniper while serving as an officer in World War II.
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."
Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West. Wilson
Inscribed by the Author, R.L. Wilson, to friend and scribe in the field of fine guns, Keith Cochran.
This unique pictorial celebration of the West is lavishly illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity. Here are the arms and adventurers who made the Colt, the Winchester, and many other marques into American legends. Over 300 color plates and 200 b/w photos.
Gentleman Hunter. Byrne. Ltd Edn
Retracing Jim Corbett's Hunts for the Great Man-Eating Cats of India and Nepal
by Peter Byrne
2006 Long Beach, 245pp, photos, 6x9, hardcover, dj
Volume 31 in Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series
1st edn, ltd to 1,000 signed, numbered & slipcased copies.
This is the story of the extraordinary hunting career of the legendary India-domiciled Irishman, Jim Corbett. In his book Peter Byrne retraces Jim Corbett’s hunts for the famous man-eating tigers and leopards of India and Nepal, it is written from the perspective of someone who actually lived Corbett’s life. Peter Byrne is an ex-professional big-game hunter who lived and hunted man-eaters in the same areas as Corbett did so many years ago and who actually went to the places where Jim Corbett shot his man-eaters. Byrne’s intuitive remarks on the man and his hunts offer insights that would be beyond the scope of the average Corbett enthusiast. Illustrated with pictures taken at the sites of Corbett’s great hunts in the man-eating tiger country of northern India and western Nepal, the book also contains text and photos from people who knew or hunted with Corbett, including relatives of the victims of the man-eaters. Gentleman Hunter is full of stories that illustrate the bravery and valor that exemplified Corbett the man and Corbett the hunter. Byrne imparts to the reader an understanding of the soul and spirit of that intrepid defender of the hill people of northern India and western Nepal.