Sporting Guns. Akehurst
Ex Library book
Fading on Spine.
This richly illustrated book traces the development of sporting guns and fowling related to contemporary history from the 16th century to the present day.
Illustrated History of Small Arms. Chant
Ex Library Book
Bumped on Corners
This is an invaluable guide to the personal weapons that helped decide the nature of warfare in the current century. Starting with a brief look at the technical aspects that paved the way for modern small arms, the book concentrates on the development & nature of weapon types such as the rifle, machine gun, sub-machine gun, & pistols that form the bulk of the personal weapons used throughout the 20th century. This detailed guide will appeal to the military specialist & the 'buff'. Includes tables of the main weapons together with their primary data.
Miniature Arms. Lindsay.
A great book with colour and black and white photographs. A history of miniature guns. Will suit enthusiast or collector.
Confederate Guns and Their Current Prices. Rywell.
Illustrated handbook that lists and describes all the known hand guns & shoulder firearms made or used by the Confederacy in the War between the States plus directory of Confederate edged weapons, swords, sabers, bayonets, bowie knives, makers, dealers, importers
Sir Charles Ross and his rifle. Phillips, Knap.
Secondhand, softcover, with small crease and scuffing.
The identification of all of the models of the Ross rifle that were made from 1897 until the end of World War I are presented including details on the manufacture and development of this extremely accurate sporting and military rifle.
Islamic Arms. North.
This is a 48 page book that features some Islamic swords, guns and daggers from the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The American Shotgun. Butler.
Secondhand, Tattered dustjacket, else Good Cond.
Traces the story of the American shotgun: the matchlocks, flintlocks, early percussion guns and breech-loaders, and on to the famous makers - Sharps, Maynard, Parker, Remington, Winchester, Ithaca, A. H. Fox, L. C. Smith and others.
How to Buy and Sell Used Guns. Traister.
Slight scuffing to covers else G Cond.
This comprehensive manual identifies and inspects practically every gun made - both modern and antique; what to look for when trading and collecting shotguns, centerfire and rimfire rifles, handguns and the growing branch of black powder arms; how to make sound investments; firearms safety as well as the most effective security measures for your collection. Gun dealers should be especially pleased with the contents of this book, as the data within can mean the difference, literally, between making a profit and filing for bankruptcy. How to Buy and Sell Used Guns is designed to help all buyers and sellers of used guns - potential ones and present ones - approach the practice more intelligently and profitably, enabling them to enjoy the practice as well as the end product more fully.
The Sporting Shotgun: a user's handbook. Marshall - Ball.
Robin Marshall-Ball gives a very readable account of the modern shotgun and its use, beginning with a brief history of the species, a chapter each on the shotgun's parts, the double-barrelled shotgun, repeaters and single shots. Game shooting in Britain, Europe and North America receive a chapter each, taking the reader through such things as huge bags of Spanish partridge and goose shooting with 8 bores, and a lot more besides. Chapters include:- Evolution of the modern shotgun; Lock, stock and barrel - shotgun shooting jargon; The double barrel shotgun; Repeating and automatic-loading shotguns; Single-shot shotguns; Shooting in Britain; Shooting in Europe; North American shotgunning.
Arms of the World, 1911. Schroeder.
Catalogue of Arms and the Outdoors. Shotguns - Rifles - Pistols - Airguns - Ammunition - Knives - Swords - Tents - Musical Instruments - Binoculars - Uniforms - Tools. Every Page in four Languages.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Firearms. Hogg
Dustcover with slight tears and edge damage
V G Cond
A comprehensive reference work of military and civil firearms, a complete history of hand and shoulder weapons, the great military and sporting guns, and an alphabetical directory of 750 makes and makers. Technical Glossary and charts and approximately 500 reference illustrations. 320 pages.
Standard Catalogue of Colt Firearms Sapp
Ex Neil Speed library
Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms contains Colt classics and cutting-edge models including Tommy guns, 1911 autos, and Monitors.
Provides pricing and identification data useful when monitoring online auction sites and research online sites for the best deals.
Features a foreword from Colt Manufacturing Co. Still America's oldest continually produced firearms brand, Colt may not be making as many new models as it once did, but the value of what's out there is on the rise; creating a robust market for collectors.
With 500 large-format color photos of Colt firearms and modern Colt clones, certified pricing in up to five grades of condition, serial number data, and details about legendary (Tommy guns) and trendy (Anaconda and .28 Supers) models, this one-of-a-kind reference helps you identify arms, and inspires your appreciations of Colt.
Winchester Repeating Arms Catalogue 1891. Reprint
New Haven, CT Winchester Repeating Arms Company 1891 Facsimile Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued
84 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. Facsimile reprint. "Winchester Repeating Fire Arms. Single SHot Rifles, Rifled Muskets, Carbines, Hunting and Target Rifles, Repeating Shot Guns, Hotchkiss Magazine Fire Arms for Military and Sporting Use and Metallic Cartridges of All Kinds." ; 84 pages
The Thompson Submachine Gun. Ellis
Secondhand, smalltear on dustjacket, small amoumt fo edgewear else
Conceived by Colonel John Thompson in 1919 and intended for the trench warfare of World War I. The Thompson submachine 'Tommy' gun made its iconic mark in Chicago's gangland in the 1920s most notoriously in the hands of Al Capone's mobsters. One of the consequences of this notoriety was a lack of military demand. Also influenced by peace and the Depression so much so that of the first production run 15,000 in 1921 - only two thirds had been sold by the end of 1938.
However, World War II was to change that. By the end of 1940, allied country defence forces had ordered over 110,000. The eventual US Ordinance Department orders of the Thompson machine gun would total 1.5 million.
This book examines the production history, successes and use in combat of the Tommy gun illustrated with over 70 photographs and line drawings.
War Machines Land. Ransford.
The history of machine tools from prehistoric times to modern wartime, hard cover, many color photographs and black and white.
Colt Revolvers and the Tower of London. Rosa.
From the early 1850s until the late 1860s, many thousands of revolvers were stored in the Tower of London. In 1851 Samuel Colt came to study its collections, the pieces he saw and wrote about, along with many other examples, are illustrated in this booklet.
Gun Owner's Book of Care, Repair and Improvement. Dunlap.
Mylar covered G Cond.
Basic guide to repair and maintenance of guns. It is written for the average firearms owner, the hunter, plinker, farmer, target shooter, who finds it more and more difficult to get a gunsmith to handle minor repairs and adjustments.
Revolving Arms. Taylerson.
Small tears to dustjacket, else G Cond.
The history of mechanically-rotated revolving cylinder firearms, in England, on the Continent, and in the United States of America, from their inception up to the present day. Naturally it deals primarily with handguns or "revolvers" but the book also recognizes and describes other types of firearms which use this ammunition-feed system.
Jane's Military Review. Hogg.
Contents include military lessons of the Grenada campaign, all-terrain vehicles, sniping rifles and close-quarter anti-tank fighting.
The NRA Gunsmithing Guide. NRA
G Cond, some scuffing to spine
some scuffing to spine and edgesCompiled from articles in the Amaerican Rifleman of various dates in the 1960s 1950s. 336 pages illustrated with numerous b&w photographs and diagrams.
In The Gunroom - New and Revised Edition. Burrard
Usual aging discolouration to pages and dustcover because of the acid free paper used.binding tight, smalltear to dustjacket else G Cond.
"One hundred questions concerning shotguns answered by one of the greatest living gun experts. A unique and necessary little book to every man who handles shotguns or rifles, for it gives information that is not obtainable elsewhere." "It is now more than twenty years since the first appearance of this littlebook. .As the years have passed, I have found that some problems seemed to become out of date, while others have been repeated again and again and seem never to lose their attraction or interest. But there have also been new difficulties and possible misunderstandings which must almost inevitably accompany any new departures in fire arms and ammunition .In this new Edition I have, therefore, tried to bring the subjects included up to date, while at the same time retaining those which by constant repetition have been proved to be of more than individual or passing interest, and thus increasing the total number of Questions and Answers considerably."
Shotguns and Cartridges. Thomas.
No Dustcover, Red cloth rubbed, binding good.
An excellent little book on the practical use of the sporting shotgun in which the author, an engineer by trade, explains in great detail various different aspects of the sport of shooting.
Chapters include history, gun choice, patterns, chokes and recoil. Ever practical, the author also describes several experiments which could help you understand what’s going on and improve your shooting.
Shotguns by Keith. Elmer Keith.
Secondhand, 3rd Edn, Book fair to good cond, Dustjacket in several pieces.
Originally published in 1950 and revised in 1961. Elmer Keith is one of America’s foremost authorities on guns, shooting, and hunting and provides, in this book, detailed information covering shotgun actions. The double and repeating guns are described thoroughly along with stocking, sights, and sighting, patterns, loads, chokes, and many other details from the viewpoint of the hunters and trap and skeet shooters. Shotgun fans will appreciate the author’s down-to-earth advice on swing, lead, follow through, rib and stock pitch, wing shooting, snap shooting, deliberate work, and pass shooting. Stock dimensions come in for detailed study as well as the proper shot size for each bore and choke and size of bird hunted. Richly illustrated with examples of fine European, British and American guns, this book is considered by many to be the standard reference work on this subject.