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Montezuma, Iowa, (1976): F.R. Brownell. Thick Quarto. 18th printing. 1059 pages, index. Instead of relying on hundreds of original manufacturers booklets which were usually not preserved, F.R. Brownell has assembled in one huge volume virtually everything the amateur or professional gun collector needs. Included is the practical information on disassembly and disassembly for the gunsmith. The… Read more
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image of The Breech-Loader in the Service 1816-1917. A History of All Standard and Experimental U.S. Breechloading and Magazine Shoulder Arms

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New Milford, Conn.; (1965): N. Flayderman & Co. Quarto. First issued in a limited edition in 1933 which became so scarce and demand was high. The present publisher's acquired rights for re-publication. 381pp., This book has become a classic work as it has been referred to in many of those collecting gun and dealers as well. Nicely illustrated throughout… Read more
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Of Wounds, of Gun-shot Wounds, of Fractures and Luxations

by Wiseman, Richard; John Kirkup

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[Bath, 1977]: Kingsmead Press. Quarto. [Facsimile) Frontispiece, xii [13) pages, [339]-498, xxiii-xli table of observations and a biographical appendix. Wiseman who had been appointed surgeon to Charles II in 1672, here four years later gave a good account of gunshot wounds. This volume also has material from Severall chirurgicall treatises (volumes 5-7). The original edition… Read more
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(Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, 1994). Quarto. 511 pages, index.Illustrated throughout in color and in black and white. Houze was the former Curator of the Winchester Arms Company. Besides full access to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Olin Corporation, the author was able to consult with each major institution that had important records. Two major friends of… Read more
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Textbook of Automatic Pistols

by Wilson, R.K. And I.V. Hogg

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London and Pennsylvania; (1975): Arms and Armour Press/Stackpole Books. Octavo. 378pp., illustrated. This detailed history of the development of the automatic pistol is recognized as the standard study of the subject. There is an extensive chapter on ammunition, giving details of performances and velocities and the problems associated with the compatibility of various rounds with specific mechanisms. This edition… Read more
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London: Printed for the Trustees By William Clowes, 1962. Octavo. In two volumes. The Wallace Collection which was initially formed by Richard, fourth Marques of Hertford (1800-1870) was vastly increased by his son Sir Richard Wallace (1818-1890). While some are traced to much earlier family members, it was the later members who made this the great collection… Read more
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image of The Kentucky Rifle: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Purely American type of Firearm, Together with Accurate historical Data Concerning Early Colonial Gunsmiths, and Profusely Illustrated with Photographic Reproduction of Their Finest Work

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Washingon, DC: National Rifle Association, 1924. First Edition. Quarto. 124 pages of text, 126 pages of glossy Black and White images of the rifles as well as tools used in their production, early advertisements, etc. The extensive photographs of the variations of the Kentucky rifle are the reason this work has never been superseded. Laid in is a… Read more
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image of Ordnance Notes, No. 173: Machine Guns; Their Status in Warfare;  198 Machine Guns and How to Use Them; 323 Machine Guns

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Washington, D.C.1882 and 1883: Ordance Office, War Department. Quarto. Together three items. No. 173- 22pp.; No. 198- 11(1)pp. and No. 323-23pp. and 3 folding plates at rear. The invention of the machine gun clearly would be a weapon that could revolutionize warfare. These issues are drawn from the Army's examination of the various weapons for use in… Read more
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image of Typed Letter Signed to Neal Knox, Editor of the Rifle,  June 10, 1970

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1 typed letter signed from Ellis Christian Lenz (whose book Muzzle Flashes became a classic). This letter is a follow up on Jim Carmichael's artilce on cast bullet loads for the larger cartridge case. He writes: Dear Neal, I am doing an artilce ..on a muzzle loading rifle and pistol of unconventional design. The usual external hammer… Read more
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image of Muzzle Flashes: Five Centuries of Firearms and Men with Illustrations By the Author (with a Letter

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Huntington, West Virginia; (1944): Standard Publications. First Edition. Large Octavo. 823 pages, index. hundreds of illustrations by the author. One of finest books on the subject. For the serious collector of gun books this was the first great illustrated edition that also covered even minor phases of firearms development. Besides providing a pedigree for modern firearms, he has provided… Read more
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Harrman, TN; (1966): Pioneer Press. Octavo. 128pp., inscribed by the author to Barry Goldwater, with Arizona Historical Foundation plate with gift of Goldwaters . This is the most complete and most practical guide to success as a collector of old guns. It offers the know-how and the do-how of successful collecting, It explains the history and the meaning of… Read more
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Remington "America's Oldest gunmaker

by Marcot, Roy; James W. Bequette; Joel J. Hitchcroft

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Published
1998
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Peoria, Illinois: Primedia, 1998. 0blong Quarto. vii, 312 pages; illustrations (chiefly color); bibliography; chart, facsimiles, portraits. Still in original shrinkwrap this is a pristine, unopened copy. The volume has details found nowhere else. The periods cover are: Arthur W. Wheaton, the Early Years, 1816-1855, The E. Remington & sons, 1956-1865, than the period after the… Read more
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Fine Colts, the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection

by Wilson, R.l.

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Np; (1999): Republic Publishing Co., Inc. First Edition. Quarto. Limited edition with limitation page laid in and signed by Joseph A. Murphy and R.L. Wilson. This is copy #1689 of 3000 copies. 248pp., The Dr. Murphy collection is the finest comprehensive group of percussion Colt firearms ever assembled. The author features presentation examples, engravings by several craftsmen, and combination… Read more
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Lausanne, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine. Quarto. 254p. While often shooting matches are often seen in terms of the Olmpics, the Swiss have held such events for centuries and the first engraved are from the early 1600's. The metals were struck in various metals with size and metal noted here. The book also adds… Read more
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Modern American Pistols and Revolvers

by Gould, A.C. ("Ralph Greenwood.")

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Published
1894
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Boston & New York: Bradlee Whildden, 1894. Octavo. A new edition. An account of the development of pistols and revolvers in America; description of the varieties manufactured; manner of shooting them work accomplished with these arms; departments of pistol and revolver shooting; impressions formed by studying these arms; and rules governing pistol and revolver competitions. Illustrated, 222pp., (10)pages of… Read more
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The M1903 Springfield Rifle and Its Variations

by Poyer, Joe;Furler, Ed

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Published
2001
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North Cape Publications, 2001. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 440p. The definitive work on the M1903 with many photographs (some in color).
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Thomas Nelson, 1974. Octavo. 156p. index. The best guide to the seven point system of firearms identification. Prepared for law enforcement, this guide also is useful to the collector or museum devoted to firearms. The hardcover is now scarce.
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Colt Memorabilia Price Guide

by Ogle, John

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Published
1998
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Cincinnati, Ohio: Krause Pubns Inc, 1998. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 256p. Hundreds of color photographs of Colt Memorabilia as well as the history and stories of those who worked for Colt in the early 20th Century.
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The Misadventures of Ol Harold (inscribed By the author)

by Fobes, Clay

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Published
1997
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Tucson: APP Press, 1997. Spiral Binding. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 93p. While the author knew the ins and outs of gun show collectors and dealers in the Southwest, the ins and outs of buying, selling and trading here also fit those who deal in any kind of collectible. Some of… Read more
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Astra Automatic Pistols (signed By the author)

by Antaris, Leonardo

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First Edition
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(FIRAC Publishing Co. Colorado, 1988). First Edition. Quarto. 248p. index. Signed by the author. Fully illustrated. The text is presented in a chronological and easily referenced forma, charts and tables include a tremendous amount of data which has never before been available. Special serial ranges have been carefully documented along with the details of finish and… Read more
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